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Defendant Wants To Stop Early Testimony Of Katherine Kealoha’s 99-Year-Old Grandmother Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Defendant Wants To Stop Early Testimony Of Katherine Kealoha’s 99-Year-Old Grandmother

Federal prosecutors want to get the testimony of Florence Puana in a videotaped deposition before the Kealohas’ trial starts because she’s fallen ill.

Schatz Leads Senate Dems On Climate Change: ‘The Crisis Of Our Generation’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Leads Senate Dems On Climate Change: ‘The Crisis Of Our Generation’

The Hawaii senator is chairman of a new committee on the climate crisis. He talks about what that means.

Kealoha Attorney Wants UH Instructor Muzzled Or Fired Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Attorney Wants UH Instructor Muzzled Or Fired

Rustam Barbee says that UH law school instructor Ken Lawson has crossed a line. But Lawson says Barbee is trying to bully him into silence about the case.

Feds Want Testimony From Katherine Kealoha’s Aging Grandmother Before It’s Too Late Submitted

Feds Want Testimony From Katherine Kealoha’s Aging Grandmother Before It’s Too Late

Florence Puana, a key witness in both the mail box and financial fraud trials, is 99 years old and now seriously ill and hospitalized.

2019 Is Shaping Up As The Year Of Investigation In Congress Nick Grube/Civil Beat

2019 Is Shaping Up As The Year Of Investigation In Congress

Hawaii Congressman Ed Case plans to keep tabs on the Trump administration by exerting influence over the purse strings, but he’s not keen on impeachment.

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History

A 2015 drug raid highlights the many angles federal investigators are pursuing as part of a years-long corruption investigation.

The Kealohas Could Lose Their Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Kealohas Could Lose Their Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers

With the sale of their Hawaii Kai home pending final approval, federal prosecutors have asked a judge to review whether the couple can afford their own defense counsel.

Katherine Kealoha Says She Needs Cancer Treatment, Wants Trial Delayed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Says She Needs Cancer Treatment, Wants Trial Delayed

The defense lawyer for the former city prosecutor says in new court filings that Kealoha must seek immediate treatment.

Tulsi Gabbard’s Financial Disclosures Leave Out Ties To Koch-Funded Think Tank Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard’s Financial Disclosures Leave Out Ties To Koch-Funded Think Tank

The Hawaii congresswoman, who’s running as a Democrat for president, sits on a foreign policy advisory council for the Catholic University of America.

Honolulu Corruption: State Will Take Over Some City Prosecutor Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Corruption: State Will Take Over Some City Prosecutor Cases

Defense attorneys want authorities to expand their review of Katherine Kealoha’s involvement to other cases.

Ige Doesn’t Think HART’s Federal Funding Is Threatened Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Ige Doesn’t Think HART’s Federal Funding Is Threatened

For now, Hawaii’s governor expects the funding will go forward despite an investigation into the rail project and the state’s recent lawsuit against the Trump administration

Katherine Kealoha Says She’s Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial But The Judge Disagrees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Says She’s Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial But The Judge Disagrees

Newly unsealed court records show how the former city prosecutor and her attorney tried to have her declared mentally incompetent.