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An Inside Look at the Hawaii Super PAC That Helped Defeat Cayetano PF Bentley/Civil Beat

An Inside Look at the Hawaii Super PAC That Helped Defeat Cayetano

Emails detail the political strategies employed in 2012 by the PRP, an organization determined to undermine the mayoral candidacy of the former governor.
Nightly Migration: Homeless Chased From Waikiki — for a Few Hours PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Nightly Migration: Homeless Chased From Waikiki — for a Few Hours

Recent sweeps by city crews disrupt street people's lives and clear out the parks in the early morning hours, but are they effective?
Former Hawaii Gov. Cayetano Settles Libel Lawsuit Against Super PAC

Former Hawaii Gov. Cayetano Settles Libel Lawsuit Against Super PAC

The Pacific Resource Partnership will apologize after spending millions of dollars on attack ads to keep the former governor from being elected mayor.
Cashing In: Tsutsui Taps Maui, Role as Hawaii Lt. Gov. for Big Bucks PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Cashing In: Tsutsui Taps Maui, Role as Hawaii Lt. Gov. for Big Bucks

Tsutsui leads challenger Clayton Hee in fundraising, but he has less in the bank, according to the latest campaign spending reports.
Hawaii Sen. Clayton Hee Takes Investigation to State Hospital PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Sen. Clayton Hee Takes Investigation to State Hospital

The candidate for lieutenant governor calls on Gov. Neil Abercrombie to show leadership and fix the mental health facility.
ATF Releases New 2013 Gun Trace Statistics For US, Hawaii U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

ATF Releases New 2013 Gun Trace Statistics For US, Hawaii

The federal agency tracks guns that law enforcement agencies recover and trace during criminal investigations.
Nearly Half of Guns Traced in Hawaii Come From Out of State Flickr

Nearly Half of Guns Traced in Hawaii Come From Out of State

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms tracks data on guns found during criminal investigations.
HPD: Nearly $6 Million in Legal Settlements in 11 Years Civil Beat

HPD: Nearly $6 Million in Legal Settlements in 11 Years

The Honolulu Police Department paid out its largest settlement in recent history last month over the death of a suspect in custody.
Mufi Makes It Interesting, Vows to Bring Back Hawaii Superferry PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Mufi Makes It Interesting, Vows to Bring Back Hawaii Superferry

Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann says he and running mate Les Chang will give voters another option in governor's race.