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New Reports Show Campaign Cash Is Flowing In To Hawaii’s Elected US Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

New Reports Show Campaign Cash Is Flowing In To Hawaii’s Elected US Officials

Sen. Brian Schatz has millions of dollars in the bank with the 2022 election still more than a year away.

Here’s How A Hawaii Concert Promoter Got More COVID Aid Than Carnegie Hall Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Here’s How A Hawaii Concert Promoter Got More COVID Aid Than Carnegie Hall

Jonny Mack and his companies received more money through a federal grant program for shuttered venues than anyone else in Hawaii.

Staffer In Kai Kahele’s DC Office Tests Positive For COVID-19 Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2021

Staffer In Kai Kahele’s DC Office Tests Positive For COVID-19

The staffer was fully vaccinated when the infection occurred, a spokesman said.

COVID-19 Delays Drug Trial For Katherine Kealoha’s Brother Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

COVID-19 Delays Drug Trial For Katherine Kealoha’s Brother

This is the third time Rudolph Puana’s criminal trial date was moved. He’s accused of running a prescription drug ring.

The Kealohas, Cocaine Parties And Oxycodone Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

The Kealohas, Cocaine Parties And Oxycodone

In an upcoming criminal trial, Katherine Kealoha’s brother, Rudolph Puana, is accused of running a prescription drug ring out of his Big Island pain clinic.

Maui County Loses Again In Federal Court Over Pollution Discharges Courtesy: Petey/Flickr

Maui County Loses Again In Federal Court Over Pollution Discharges

For years, the county has violated the Clean Water Act by discharging treated wastewater into the Pacific Ocean through injection wells at a Lahaina sewer plant.

Court: Federal Agent Christopher Deedy Could Face A Third Trial PF Bentley/Civil Beat/2014

Court: Federal Agent Christopher Deedy Could Face A Third Trial

The federal agent killed Kollin Elderts in 2011 after a night of bar hopping. Deedy has been acquitted of murder, but a federal appeals court says he can face a trial a third time for assault.

Hirono Boasts The Most Racially Diverse Staff Among Senate Democrats CSPAN/2020

Hirono Boasts The Most Racially Diverse Staff Among Senate Democrats

Hawaii’s senators are consistently tops among their colleagues when it comes to hiring non-white staffers.

Hawaii Restaurants Got $414 Million In Pandemic Aid. Where Did It Go? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Restaurants Got $414 Million In Pandemic Aid. Where Did It Go?

The $26 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund ran out of money almost immediately after it began accepting applications.