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Nick Grube

Shoddy Record Keeping By HPD Skews Public Picture Of Police Killings Flickr.com/Tex Texin

Shoddy Record Keeping By HPD Skews Public Picture Of Police Killings

A Civil Beat review found that Honolulu police officers killed at least 29 people in the past decade, at least 11 more cases than are listed in HPD’s use of force reports.

Ed Case On Police Reform: ‘This Is Our First Step Toward Justice’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ed Case On Police Reform: ‘This Is Our First Step Toward Justice’

The Hawaii congressman says some provisions of the proposed federal legislation may go too far.

New York Tries To Lift The Veil On Police Misconduct — Will Hawaii Follow? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New York Tries To Lift The Veil On Police Misconduct — Will Hawaii Follow?

Both states have protected bad cops’ records from public view for decades. The death of George Floyd has renewed the calls for transparency.

Congressional Democrats Are Now Pushing Police Reform Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Congressional Democrats Are Now Pushing Police Reform

A proposed bill would, among other things, create a national database of police misconduct and ban the use of chokeholds.

Fish Councils Look For Ways To Bounce Back From Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fish Councils Look For Ways To Bounce Back From Pandemic

Fishery managers met remotely this week to discuss the dwindling of their markets because of COVID-19.

Tulsi Gabbard Drops Defamation Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard Drops Defamation Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton

The Hawaii congresswoman sued the former secretary of state and 2016 presidential candidate after Clinton described her as a “favorite of the Russians.”

Hawaii Fish Council Urges Trump To Open Marine Monuments To Fishing Courtesy: NOAA

Hawaii Fish Council Urges Trump To Open Marine Monuments To Fishing

This is the second time Wespac has asked the president to make it easier to fish in and around environmental sanctuaries.

Hawaii Fishermen Are Stuck In Port As Federal Aid Falls Short Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Fishermen Are Stuck In Port As Federal Aid Falls Short

A lack of demand means lower prices and less incentive for Hawaii’s longline fleet, which is struggling to survive during a global pandemic.

This Federal Bailout Is Bringing A Lot More Money To Hawaii Than The Last One In 2008 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Federal Bailout Is Bringing A Lot More Money To Hawaii Than The Last One In 2008

The Great Recession’s federal stimulus program focused on building projects while CARES is putting more money directly into the pockets of residents and business owners.