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Police Corruption Probe Snags City’s Top Lawyer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Corruption Probe Snags City’s Top Lawyer

Honolulu Corporation Counsel Donna Leong is the latest top city official to be named a target in the ongoing Justice Department investigation.

‘I Feel The Energy’: Ed Case Returns To Congress Nick Grube/Civil Beat

‘I Feel The Energy’: Ed Case Returns To Congress

The Hawaii congressman is back in office after more than a decade. But things are very different.

Missiles, Mac Nuts And Military Money Among Hawaii’s Top Congressional Wins Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Missiles, Mac Nuts And Military Money Among Hawaii’s Top Congressional Wins

As Congress launches into a new two-year session, Civil Beat looked back at some of the delegation’s accomplishments during the first two years of Trump.

Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns 30 Years Of Government Secrecy PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns 30 Years Of Government Secrecy

The ruling says that the city of Honolulu — as well as many other government agencies — have withheld public records for decades using an excuse that doesn’t exist in state law.

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like A Federal Government Shutdown Flickr.com

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like A Federal Government Shutdown

Hawaii braces for a partial shutdown as Sen. Brian Schatz does an about-face and heads back to D.C. just after flying home.

Civil Rights Panel Backs Federal Recognition For Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Rights Panel Backs Federal Recognition For Native Hawaiians

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reversed its 12-year-old opposition, and now supports providing Native Hawaiians similar status to Native American tribes.

Honolulu Police Corruption Probe Now Includes Katherine Kealoha’s Brother Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption Probe Now Includes Katherine Kealoha’s Brother

A federal grand jury continues to expand its investigation, now delving into prescription pain medications that were seized during a 2015 drug raid.

Federal Investigators Are Digging Deeper Into Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Investigators Are Digging Deeper Into Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office

The Justice Department inquiry into Honolulu police corruption has lasted four years and resulted in numerous indictments. But Keith Kaneshiro isn’t talking.

Tulsi Gabbard’s Race To The Top Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard’s Race To The Top

The congresswoman got a taste of what life might be like on the campaign trail in 2020 with visits to New Hampshire and Vermont. But can she win?

Hawaii Does Fine Raking In Federal Dollars Without Earmarks Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Does Fine Raking In Federal Dollars Without Earmarks

There’s talk in Congress of resurrecting the system for bringing home the bacon. But lawmakers say it’s questionable how much that would help the state.

Tulsi Gabbard For President? ‘I Am Seriously Considering It’ Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard For President? ‘I Am Seriously Considering It’

UPDATED: Speculation has been mounting, but at an appearance in New Hampshire she said she’s thinking of how she can “best be of service to the people of this country.”

Tulsi Gabbard In Vermont: Protect Our Resources From Those ‘Driven By Greed’ Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard In Vermont: Protect Our Resources From Those ‘Driven By Greed’

The Hawaii congresswoman participated in a panel at the Sanders Institute Gathering as part of a New England tour that includes feeling out her presidential ambitions.