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Hirono On Her Cancer Battle: ‘My Voice Remains Strong’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hirono On Her Cancer Battle: ‘My Voice Remains Strong’

The Hawaii senator discusses her stage 4 diagnosis and decision to remain in politics at an annual cancer event.

How Honolulu’s New Police Chief Is Shaking Up A Troubled Department Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

How Honolulu’s New Police Chief Is Shaking Up A Troubled Department

In her first four months, Chief Susan Ballard is disrupting old policies and practices with a new vision.

Congressional Budget Deal Likely Means More Federal Money For Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Congressional Budget Deal Likely Means More Federal Money For Hawaii

President Trump proposed massive cutbacks, but the opposite is likely to happen after a bipartisan deal lifted spending caps.

This Trump Pick Wins Rare Applause from Hawaii’s Democratic Senators Hawaii Office of Attorney General

This Trump Pick Wins Rare Applause from Hawaii’s Democratic Senators

Mark Bennett, the former state attorney general, has been nominated for the Hawaii seat on U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Why We Didn’t Name Hawaii’s ‘Button Pusher’ Screen shot

Why We Didn’t Name Hawaii’s ‘Button Pusher’

Numerous media outlets agreed to publish interviews with the man who sent out the false alert without saying who he was.

Hawaii Police Union Strikes Back At Chief Ballard Over Reassignments Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Police Union Strikes Back At Chief Ballard Over Reassignments

SHOPO files a complaint alleging the Honolulu police chief made “false and disparaging remarks” about union leaders.

New HPD Report Shows Just How Hard It Is To Fire A Bad Cop Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New HPD Report Shows Just How Hard It Is To Fire A Bad Cop

Dozens of Honolulu Police Department officers are disciplined each year but a lengthy appeal process often delays final decisions.

Kim Leads Pack In Congressional Campaign Cash PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Kim Leads Pack In Congressional Campaign Cash

Attorney General Doug Chin raised less then a fifth as much as Sen. Donna Kim in the race to replace Colleen Hanabusa.

Man Who Sent Out False Missile Alert Was ‘Source Of Concern’ For A Decade Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Who Sent Out False Missile Alert Was ‘Source Of Concern’ For A Decade

UPDATED: A state investigation says the employee, who was fired Friday, had previously mistaken drills for real threats.

Botched Illegal Gambling Case Prompts Lawsuit Against Prosecutors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Botched Illegal Gambling Case Prompts Lawsuit Against Prosecutors

Tracy Yoshimura says that Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro charged him with crimes after he challenged him publicly in the press.

This Is What Hawaii’s Missile Defense System Looks Like U.S. Missile Defense Agency

This Is What Hawaii’s Missile Defense System Looks Like

The basic principle involves shooting a missile with a missile. But some want more assurance that the missiles don't miss.
Hawaii Delegation Splits Its Votes As Government Shutdown Ends Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Delegation Splits Its Votes As Government Shutdown Ends

Reopen the government or make a stand for child immigrants? Congressional Democrats reached different conclusions.