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Kai Kahele Says He Wants Police Reform, But His Vote Says Otherwise Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Kai Kahele Says He Wants Police Reform, But His Vote Says Otherwise

The presumptive Democratic nominee for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District has a clear path to Washington, D.C.

Trump Hotel In Waikiki Received Millions From Small Business Bailout Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trump Hotel In Waikiki Received Millions From Small Business Bailout

While President Donald Trump doesn’t own the property, he does license his name to the California company that does.

These Hawaii Businesses Got Federal Loans During The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

These Hawaii Businesses Got Federal Loans During The Pandemic

The U.S. government finally released the names of companies participating in federal coronavirus relief programs after months of obfuscation.

Kahele Can’t Campaign For Congress Right Now. Does It Matter? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kahele Can’t Campaign For Congress Right Now. Does It Matter?

The Democrat has to sit it out while on active National Guard duty, but he doesn’t face much of a threat anyway — something that has dumbfounded political observers.

Can US Sen. Tammy Duckworth Bring A Little Aloha To The White House? Screen shot

Can US Sen. Tammy Duckworth Bring A Little Aloha To The White House?

The U.S. senator from Illinois went to high school and college in Hawaii. She’s said to be on Joe Biden’s shortlist for vice president.

20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior

Secrecy has long masked serious incidents of misconduct and outright corruption within the ranks of the Honolulu Police Department.

Shoddy Record Keeping By HPD Skews Public Picture Of Police Killings Flickr.com/Tex Texin

Shoddy Record Keeping By HPD Skews Public Picture Of Police Killings

A Civil Beat review found that Honolulu police officers killed at least 29 people in the past decade, at least 11 more cases than are listed in HPD’s use of force reports.

Ed Case On Police Reform: ‘This Is Our First Step Toward Justice’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ed Case On Police Reform: ‘This Is Our First Step Toward Justice’

The Hawaii congressman says some provisions of the proposed federal legislation may go too far.

New York Tries To Lift The Veil On Police Misconduct — Will Hawaii Follow? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New York Tries To Lift The Veil On Police Misconduct — Will Hawaii Follow?

Both states have protected bad cops’ records from public view for decades. The death of George Floyd has renewed the calls for transparency.