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How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History

A 2015 drug raid highlights the many angles federal investigators are pursuing as part of a years-long corruption investigation.

The Kealohas Could Lose Their Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Kealohas Could Lose Their Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers

With the sale of their Hawaii Kai home pending final approval, federal prosecutors have asked a judge to review whether the couple can afford their own defense counsel.

Katherine Kealoha Says She Needs Cancer Treatment, Wants Trial Delayed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Says She Needs Cancer Treatment, Wants Trial Delayed

The defense lawyer for the former city prosecutor says in new court filings that Kealoha must seek immediate treatment.

Tulsi Gabbard’s Financial Disclosures Leave Out Ties To Koch-Funded Think Tank Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard’s Financial Disclosures Leave Out Ties To Koch-Funded Think Tank

The Hawaii congresswoman, who’s running as a Democrat for president, sits on a foreign policy advisory council for the Catholic University of America.

Honolulu Corruption: State Will Take Over Some City Prosecutor Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Corruption: State Will Take Over Some City Prosecutor Cases

Defense attorneys want authorities to expand their review of Katherine Kealoha’s involvement to other cases.

Ige Doesn’t Think HART’s Federal Funding Is Threatened Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Ige Doesn’t Think HART’s Federal Funding Is Threatened

For now, Hawaii’s governor expects the funding will go forward despite an investigation into the rail project and the state’s recent lawsuit against the Trump administration

Katherine Kealoha Says She’s Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial But The Judge Disagrees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Says She’s Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial But The Judge Disagrees

Newly unsealed court records show how the former city prosecutor and her attorney tried to have her declared mentally incompetent.

Schatz Health Care Idea On Presidential Stage Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Schatz Health Care Idea On Presidential Stage

Amy Klobuchar, the U.S. senator from Minnesota, said she doesn’t see Medicare-for-all happening anytime soon. But she likes a Hawaii senator’s alternative.

Police Union Goes To Court To Overturn Labor Board Ruling On Officer Transfers Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Police Union Goes To Court To Overturn Labor Board Ruling On Officer Transfers

The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers challenged the right of Police Chief Susan Ballard to reassign officers.

So Why Would Anyone Fake Stealing A Mailbox? The Feds Make Their Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

So Why Would Anyone Fake Stealing A Mailbox? The Feds Make Their Case

The U.S. Justice Department wants to present evidence of the Kealohas’ alleged financial crimes to help establish motive for the broader conspiracy case.

Gabbard Greeted In Iowa By Friendly Crowds And Fierce Weather Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Gabbard Greeted In Iowa By Friendly Crowds And Fierce Weather

The Hawaii congresswoman braved wintry conditions on her first visit to the Hawkeye State since announcing her presidential candidacy.

Fighting To Keep The Kealoha Case Open To The Public Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fighting To Keep The Kealoha Case Open To The Public

Brian Black of the Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest has challenged attempts by both prosecutors and defendants to seal court records.