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Lee Cataluna: Kauai Police Chief’s Racial Stereotyping Was Accepted In the Past, But Never OK Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Kauai Police Chief’s Racial Stereotyping Was Accepted In the Past, But Never OK

Todd Raybuck might have thought he had a pass to engage in hurtful slurs. He didn’t.

Lee Cataluna: Should Punchy Be Canceled?

Lee Cataluna: Should Punchy Be Canceled?

While we’re looking hard at ethnic cartoon characters, the Hawaiian Punch guy with the jacked-up hat isn’t even in the top 100 of hurtful cultural depictions here.

Lee Cataluna: What If The Pandemic Hadn’t Happened? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: What If The Pandemic Hadn’t Happened?

In the year since COVID-19 was first detected in Hawaii, many seemingly unsolvable problems have just gone away.

Lee Cataluna: An Unusual Protest, An Ongoing Battle Courtesy: VFP Golden Rule

Lee Cataluna: An Unusual Protest, An Ongoing Battle

Anti-nuclear protesters carrying on a legacy of activism join with Pacific Islanders who carry a legacy of loss.

Lee Cataluna: Hawaii Loved Love’s Bakery, But That Wasn’t Enough Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Hawaii Loved Love’s Bakery, But That Wasn’t Enough

Of all the business casualties due to the pandemic, the demise of the 169-year-old company hits hard.

Lee Cataluna: The One Mistake That is Never Forgotten Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: The One Mistake That is Never Forgotten

Remember that other lawmaker who got arrested for DUI?  Of course you do.

Lee Cataluna: Paying The Price For Ignoring Warning Signs

Lee Cataluna: Paying The Price For Ignoring Warning Signs

Hawaii’s Legislature is considering whether to seek reimbursement for the cost of rescue operations for people who ignore warning and no trespassing signs.

Lee Cataluna: Lawmakers Should Stop Meddling And Start Solving Problems Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Lawmakers Should Stop Meddling And Start Solving Problems

When there’s no money to argue over, the Legislature starts getting into other people’s business.

Lee Cataluna: We Need A New Dan Inouye Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: We Need A New Dan Inouye

Everything seems so piecemeal and disorganized. We need someone who can pull the pieces together.