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Lee Cataluna

Lee Cataluna: Police Body Cam Footage Should Be A Tool For Justice Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Police Body Cam Footage Should Be A Tool For Justice

Police body cams were meant to protect police as well as guard against abuse of force.

Lee Cataluna: Finally, Hawaii Residents Can Travel, Too Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Finally, Hawaii Residents Can Travel, Too

Gov. David Ige’s plan to allow residents who are fully vaccinated to travel interisland is a big step among all the little steps to restore normalcy.

Lee Cataluna: What Slow Recovery To Tourism? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: What Slow Recovery To Tourism?

No marketing campaign was needed. Tourists are practically beating down the door to get here.

Lee Cataluna: In Hawaii, COVID-19 Vaccines Come With A Dose Of Aloha Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: In Hawaii, COVID-19 Vaccines Come With A Dose Of Aloha

Stories from vaccination sites reflect an efficient, warm, uniquely Hawaii style of getting shots in arms.

Lee Cataluna: What Happened To HPD Chief? Blame The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: What Happened To HPD Chief? Blame The Pandemic

Chief Susan Ballard’s job was hard before COVID-19 lockdowns. The strain of the pandemic made it impossible.

Lee Cataluna: Honolulu Should Go Back To Tier 2 And Start Following The Rules Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: Honolulu Should Go Back To Tier 2 And Start Following The Rules

If the coronavirus counts continue at this level, it makes sense to walk back the reopening.

Lee Cataluna: Blangiardi Has A Chance To Change The Game On City Corruption Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Blangiardi Has A Chance To Change The Game On City Corruption

The Honolulu mayor, a former coach, can score points early on when it comes to the planning department fiasco.

Lee Cataluna: Hawaii Already Has A Job-Creation Program. It’s Called Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Hawaii Already Has A Job-Creation Program. It’s Called Rail

Many sectors of the local economy have suffered layoffs and closures, but construction of the rail has carried on.

Lee Cataluna:  Kauai Welcomes Back Its King Courtesy: Friends of King Kaumualii

Lee Cataluna: Kauai Welcomes Back Its King

For years, residents of Waimea have tried to reclaim a historic site for what it really was.