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States, Including Hawaii, Slow To Spend COVID-19 Relief Aid Cory Lum/Civil Beat

States, Including Hawaii, Slow To Spend COVID-19 Relief Aid

State and local governments received $150 billion through a federal coronavirus relief program, but a new report shows they have yet to spend much of the money.

Alleged Oahu Crime Boss’ Nightclub Was A Popular Place For Political Fundraisers Hawaii News Now

Alleged Oahu Crime Boss’ Nightclub Was A Popular Place For Political Fundraisers

M Nightclub had a reputation as a rough place but political office-seekers didn’t seem to mind.

The Feds Are Back In Hawaii As Corruption Probe Picks Up Steam Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Feds Are Back In Hawaii As Corruption Probe Picks Up Steam Again

COVID-19 shut things down for a bit. But prosecutors are back in town and recently called former police commissioner Max Sword before the grand jury.

Kai Kahele Says He Wants Police Reform, But His Vote Says Otherwise Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Kai Kahele Says He Wants Police Reform, But His Vote Says Otherwise

The presumptive Democratic nominee for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District has a clear path to Washington, D.C.

Trump Hotel In Waikiki Received Millions From Small Business Bailout Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trump Hotel In Waikiki Received Millions From Small Business Bailout

While President Donald Trump doesn’t own the property, he does license his name to the California company that does.

These Hawaii Businesses Got Federal Loans During The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

These Hawaii Businesses Got Federal Loans During The Pandemic

The U.S. government finally released the names of companies participating in federal coronavirus relief programs after months of obfuscation.

Kahele Can’t Campaign For Congress Right Now. Does It Matter? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kahele Can’t Campaign For Congress Right Now. Does It Matter?

The Democrat has to sit it out while on active National Guard duty, but he doesn’t face much of a threat anyway — something that has dumbfounded political observers.

Can US Sen. Tammy Duckworth Bring A Little Aloha To The White House? Screen shot

Can US Sen. Tammy Duckworth Bring A Little Aloha To The White House?

The U.S. senator from Illinois went to high school and college in Hawaii. She’s said to be on Joe Biden’s shortlist for vice president.

20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior

Secrecy has long masked serious incidents of misconduct and outright corruption within the ranks of the Honolulu Police Department.