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Not So Public: Hawaii Withholds Prison Death Records, Gets Sued Flickr: Ken_Mayer

Not So Public: Hawaii Withholds Prison Death Records, Gets Sued

ACLU of Hawaii alleges state is breaking the law, following orders from private prison company.
In The Case Of This Fired Honolulu Cop, The Public Is Still In The Dark

In The Case Of This Fired Honolulu Cop, The Public Is Still In The Dark

The law requires information to be made public once an officer is discharged but this case remains shrouded in secrecy.
It’s Your Money: Bumpy Roads, Brain Injury And A $1.7 Million Pothole Nick Grube/Honolulu Civil Beat

It’s Your Money: Bumpy Roads, Brain Injury And A $1.7 Million Pothole

A tourist was severely injured after a pothole caused her to crash her moped on Diamond Head Road.
Can Kirk Caldwell Succeed Where Others Have Failed With Honolulu Homeless?

Can Kirk Caldwell Succeed Where Others Have Failed With Honolulu Homeless?

The mayor identified homelessness as a priority during his inaugural State of the City address Wednesday.
Hawaii Judge Says Accused Spy Can Leave Federal Detention Center

Hawaii Judge Says Accused Spy Can Leave Federal Detention Center

Benjamin Pierce Bishop can move into halfway house if conditions are met.
Hawaii Spy Case: Does Benjamin Bishop’s Head Hold Too Many Secrets?

Hawaii Spy Case: Does Benjamin Bishop’s Head Hold Too Many Secrets?

Federal attorneys argue his memory of top secret material is enough to keep him locked up.

Police Misconduct Bill Teeters In Hawaii House Under Union Criticism

Police union opposes bill that would make more information public about bad cops.
Why Is Hawaii The Only State Without A Statewide Police Standards Board?

Why Is Hawaii The Only State Without A Statewide Police Standards Board?

All other states oversee police officers standards, most have the independent ability to revoke an officer's certification.
City Ethics Enforcement: ‘Fight Against Corruption’ Could Get Cash Infusion

City Ethics Enforcement: ‘Fight Against Corruption’ Could Get Cash Infusion

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's proposed budget bolsters Honolulu Ethics Commission staffing by 25 percent.