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Federal Spending Bill Includes More Protection For Papahanaumokuakea Claire Fackler, NOAA

Federal Spending Bill Includes More Protection For Papahanaumokuakea

Commercial fishing interests have pressured the Trump administration to loosen fishing restrictions in the national marine monument.

Police Commissioner: HPD Surveillance Of Medical Examiner ‘Raises Some Red Flags’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Commissioner: HPD Surveillance Of Medical Examiner ‘Raises Some Red Flags’

Honolulu Police Commission Chairwoman Shannon Alivado says Chief Susan Ballard must answer some tough questions about a 2019 operation that stemmed from a complaint from the mayor’s office.

Covert Honolulu Police Unit Targeted Former Medical Examiner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Covert Honolulu Police Unit Targeted Former Medical Examiner

Former Honolulu medical examiner Dr. Christopher Happy was tailed by an elite intelligence unit at the request of the mayor’s office.

Hawaii Supreme Court Releases Cachola Arbitration Decision HPD

Hawaii Supreme Court Releases Cachola Arbitration Decision

The public can finally learn why an arbitrator felt HPD Sgt. Darren Cachola should not have been fired after a video surfaced showing him fighting with his girlfriend.

 

Two Former HPD Officers Sentenced To Prison For Carrying Out Kealoha Conspiracy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two Former HPD Officers Sentenced To Prison For Carrying Out Kealoha Conspiracy

Derek Hahn and Minh-Hung “Bobby” Nguyen were key players in the attempted framing of Katherine Kealoha’s uncle, Gerard Puana.

Former HPD Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Sentenced To Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former HPD Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Sentenced To Prison

Katherine Kealoha and her husband, retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, are at the center of a years long investigation into public corruption.

Hawaii Judge Blocks Police Union Attempt To Keep Cop Misconduct Secret Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Judge Blocks Police Union Attempt To Keep Cop Misconduct Secret

SHOPO has filed a series of legal challenges meant to undermine a new law that makes officers’ disciplinary files a matter of public record.

Read Katherine Kealoha’s Sentencing Letter Asking For Leniency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Read Katherine Kealoha’s Sentencing Letter Asking For Leniency

The former deputy prosecutor, who’s guilty of a series of federal crimes, blamed her drug addiction for clouding her judgment.

Kahele Plans To Go ‘Old School’ And Move Family To Washington To Build Ties Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Kahele Plans To Go ‘Old School’ And Move Family To Washington To Build Ties

Hawaii’s congressman-elect has a young family that he wants with him as he tries to build a career in Congress.