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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/2020

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.

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/2020

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.