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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Staff Comes With A High Price Tag

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Staff Comes With A High Price Tag

Administration says the increase is due to competitive market factors.
Not So Public: One Hawaii Law Requires Misconduct Disclosure, One Hides It

Not So Public: One Hawaii Law Requires Misconduct Disclosure, One Hides It

State withholds public information but won't say which law prevents disclosure.
Hawaii Public Employee Misconduct Appears To Be In Check, Records Show Flickr

Hawaii Public Employee Misconduct Appears To Be In Check, Records Show

Public records request turns up some incidents but most agencies show no disciplinary problems.
Hawaii Auditor: State Oversight Of Mainland Prisons Still Lagging

Hawaii Auditor: State Oversight Of Mainland Prisons Still Lagging

The state has been struggling with ways to bring its inmates back to the islands from the mainland.
Hawaii Spy Case: Did Chinese Girlfriend Lure Secrets From Contractor?

Hawaii Spy Case: Did Chinese Girlfriend Lure Secrets From Contractor?

A federal judge explains why she thinks Benjamin Pierce Bishop can be released to a halfway house.
It’s Your Money: Rapist Wins $35k From Honolulu After Cops Beat Him Up

It’s Your Money: Rapist Wins $35k From Honolulu After Cops Beat Him Up

Three of the officers named in the lawsuit have been disciplined in the past for various misconduct.
Kauai Chief: ‘Officers We Know Should Not Be Here Are Coming Back’ Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Kauai Chief: ‘Officers We Know Should Not Be Here Are Coming Back’

A neighbor island police chief discusses his struggles to deal with officer misconduct.
Federal Agent On Trial For Murder Boosts Defense Fund Via Internet

Federal Agent On Trial For Murder Boosts Defense Fund Via Internet

Jury selection began Monday for Christopher Deedy, charged with murder for Waikiki shooting during APEC.
Honolulu Rail CEO Explains Why He Deserves a $35,000 Bonus

Honolulu Rail CEO Explains Why He Deserves a $35,000 Bonus

HART Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas gets his first annual performance evaluation.