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Ethics Commission Quietly Drops Kealoha Investigation As Questions Swirl Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ethics Commission Quietly Drops Kealoha Investigation As Questions Swirl

The Honolulu Ethics Commission hired two outside attorneys to investigate the Kealohas as well as the people who had previously scrutinized their wrongdoing.

Case Draws Most Of His Campaign Cash From Special Interests Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Case Draws Most Of His Campaign Cash From Special Interests

The Hawaii congressman, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, is up for re-election in 2022 but has yet to draw a challenger.

Another Questionable Million-Dollar Honolulu Rail Contract? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Another Questionable Million-Dollar Honolulu Rail Contract?

Documents suggest a contract for federal lobbying services was already a done deal before it was put out to bid.

Video Reveals Details Of Events Leading To HPD’s Killing Of Lindani Myeni Courtesy: Bickerton Law Group

Video Reveals Details Of Events Leading To HPD’s Killing Of Lindani Myeni

The Ring video obtained in a wrongful death lawsuit shows Myeni repeatedly apologizing to the occupants of a house he walked into.

Emails Show HART Leaders Always Wanted To Hire Hanabusa As Consultant Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Emails Show HART Leaders Always Wanted To Hire Hanabusa As Consultant

Newly released documents confirm what many suspected: that the contract and its restrictive qualifications were written with the former congresswoman in mind.

Federal Investigation Into Keith Kaneshiro Picks Up As Pandemic Winds Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Federal Investigation Into Keith Kaneshiro Picks Up As Pandemic Winds Down

Donors to the former elected Honolulu prosecutor have come under increased scrutiny as the U.S. Justice Department tries to build its case.

Family Of Man Killed By HPD Wants Officer To Face Criminal Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Family Of Man Killed By HPD Wants Officer To Face Criminal Charges

The decision will be up to Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm, but his office has yet to review the case even though it happened in 2019.

Broken Promise? Native Hawaiians’ Ongoing Feud With Bank of America Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Broken Promise? Native Hawaiians’ Ongoing Feud With Bank of America

The bank promised to lend $150 million to Native Hawaiians to help them buy homes on lands that had been set aside for them after the overthrow.

The FBI’s Hawaii Field Office Has A New Top Special Agent Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The FBI’s Hawaii Field Office Has A New Top Special Agent

Steven Merrill was working at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., before being tapped to lead the agency’s operations in the Aloha State.