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Should Hawaii Send Its Most Violent Mental Patients Away? PF Bentley/Honolulu Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Send Its Most Violent Mental Patients Away?

A Senate committee wants to overhaul the state's mental health facility in Kaneohe and send the most violent patients to the mainland for treatment.
Watch: HPD Releases Cachola Surveillance Videos, 911 Tape Honolulu Police Department

Watch: HPD Releases Cachola Surveillance Videos, 911 Tape

The department's internal investigation is wide-ranging, and includes everyone from the 911 dispatcher to the officers who responded.
65 Years of Hawaii Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and Depressions in One Map NOAA

65 Years of Hawaii Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and Depressions in One Map

Recent history shows the isles have been spared more often than not when tropical cyclones move through the Pacific Ocean.

HPD Looks to Break Code of Silence, Improve Abuse Training Nick Grube/Civil Beat

HPD Looks to Break Code of Silence, Improve Abuse Training

A high-profile alleged domestic violence case has the department looking at new ways to respond to the crime as well as police its own officers.
Prosecutor: Criticism of Handling of HPD Domestic Violence Case ‘Uninformed’ PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Prosecutor: Criticism of Handling of HPD Domestic Violence Case ‘Uninformed’

Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro defends the fact that his office took the case to a grand jury rather than filing charges on its own.
How Much Are State Candidates Spending on TV Ads? Screen shot

How Much Are State Candidates Spending on TV Ads?

The Center for Public Integrity has been tracking the money during the current election cycle. Not surprisingly, the most cash spent in Hawaii has been on the governor's race.
iPhone Video Shows HPD Officer Striking Man, City Pays $37,500 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

iPhone Video Shows HPD Officer Striking Man, City Pays $37,500

The case raises even more questions about how the police department handles discipline within its department.
No Criminal Charges for HPD Officer Who Beat His Girlfriend PF Bentley/Civil Beat

No Criminal Charges for HPD Officer Who Beat His Girlfriend

A grand jury decided not to pursue charges against Sgt. Darren Cachola, who was seen on video repeatedly striking his girlfriend. He still faces possible disciplinary action from the department.
San Jose Appreciates Open Government, Why Not Honolulu? Civil Beat

San Jose Appreciates Open Government, Why Not Honolulu?

A recent op-ed from San Jose's mayor says transparency helps when tough policy decisions are needed, yet in Honolulu opacity seems to be the norm.