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Civil Beat: Check Out Our Upgraded Comment System

Civil Beat: Check Out Our Upgraded Comment System

New user features should make commenting a more rewarding experience.

Fault Lines: Bridging The Growing Disconnect In Hawaii

Fault Lines: Bridging The Growing Disconnect In Hawaii

It’s time to have a long talk about what’s going on in Hawaii these days. We’re convening a far-reaching community conversation on how to move forward despite our differences.

Former SHOPO President Sues Over Police Chief Comments In A Civil Beat Story Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Former SHOPO President Sues Over Police Chief Comments In A Civil Beat Story

Tenari Maafala left the Honolulu Police Department in 2018 after he was moved to another assignment by the new police chief.

Civil Beat Corrections Policy

Civil Beat Corrections Policy

Transparency and truth. Those are our commitments. Our policy on how to handle corrections is central to both.

Feds: Nene Is Still Threatened But Not Endangered

Feds: Nene Is Still Threatened But Not Endangered

The Interior Department has reduced the level of protection for Hawaii’s state bird.

Letters For Leniency: Katherine Kealoha’s Family And Friends Seek ‘Justice’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Letters For Leniency: Katherine Kealoha’s Family And Friends Seek ‘Justice’

The federal court has made public a number of letters aimed at helping her when she’s sentenced on numerous felonies next year.

Why We Asked The Hawaii Supreme Court To Take Up The Case Of HPD Sgt. Darren Cachola

Why We Asked The Hawaii Supreme Court To Take Up The Case Of HPD Sgt. Darren Cachola

A judge found significant public interest in the case of the fired then re-instated cop. But the records still haven’t been released.

What To Expect When You Submit A Community Voice

What To Expect When You Submit A Community Voice

Fairness and accuracy are important in this highly popular section.

Covering Climate Now Screenshot

Covering Climate Now

Stories about climate change from Civil Beat and around the globe.