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Hawaii Proud Boy In Pro-Trump Mob Pleads Not Guilty To Conspiracy U.S. Justice Department

Hawaii Proud Boy In Pro-Trump Mob Pleads Not Guilty To Conspiracy

Nick Ochs faces a series of charges from his involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that left five dead, including a police officer.

Will This Watchdog Bite? The Honolulu Police Commission Is At A Crossroads Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will This Watchdog Bite? The Honolulu Police Commission Is At A Crossroads

Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s appointment could determine how aggressively the commission oversees the Honolulu Police Department.

Hawaii Longliners Take Action To Fight Poor Conditions And Human Trafficking Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Longliners Take Action To Fight Poor Conditions And Human Trafficking

The Hawaii Longline Association says it has worked to improve the lives of foreign fishermen after reports about squalid conditions on some vessels.

Case Crosses Party Lines, Votes Against Partisan Path To Covid Relief Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Case Crosses Party Lines, Votes Against Partisan Path To Covid Relief

The Hawaii congressman was one of just two Democrats to side with the GOP in a failed attempt to block the party from moving forward with President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief package.

Kahele Honors Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi On US House Floor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kahele Honors Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi On US House Floor

The Hawaii congressman described Kenoi as his mentor and one of the people who helped convince him to pursue politics.

Hawaii Proud Boy Nick Ochs Charged With Criminal Conspiracy U.S. Justice Department

Hawaii Proud Boy Nick Ochs Charged With Criminal Conspiracy

A new indictment unsealed Wednesday by the U.S. Justice Department accuses Ochs of several new crimes that carry heftier penalties.

Judge Sends Former Cop Who Flipped On The Kealohas To Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Sends Former Cop Who Flipped On The Kealohas To Prison

A former Big Island firefighter who admitted to having an affair with Katherine Kealoha received a much more lenient sentence.

HPD Chief Shakes Up Covert Intelligence Unit After Years Of Scandal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Chief Shakes Up Covert Intelligence Unit After Years Of Scandal

The Intelligence Enforcement Unit was at the center of the Kealoha conspiracy as well as a more recent surveillance operation that targeted a political appointee.

Hawaii ‘Proud Boy’ Hires 9/11 Defense Lawyer To Fight Capitol Mob Charges U.S. Justice Department

Hawaii ‘Proud Boy’ Hires 9/11 Defense Lawyer To Fight Capitol Mob Charges

Nick Ochs ran for political office in Hawaii as a Republican and was endorsed by the Hawaii GOP.