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Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor Suspended in Negligent Homicide Case Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor Suspended in Negligent Homicide Case

A deputy prosecutor was disciplined earlier this month for mishandling a case involving the death of a pedestrian.
J.N. Musto Is Retiring From UHPA UHPA

J.N. Musto Is Retiring From UHPA

After more than 35 years, J.N. Musto is calling it quits — next summer.
Hawaii Volcano Lava Flow: ‘Feel the Heat’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Volcano Lava Flow: ‘Feel the Heat’

In 2014, Civil Beat photographer Cory Lum captured the slow-moving molten river of lava on a flyover.

Linda Lingle, Optimist: ‘After All, I’m a Republican in Hawaii’ Linda Lingle portrait

Linda Lingle, Optimist: ‘After All, I’m a Republican in Hawaii’

The former Hawaii governor gave a speech on sustainability last week at Cornell University.
‘Seized Assets’ Prove Lucrative for Hawaii Cops Maui County

‘Seized Assets’ Prove Lucrative for Hawaii Cops

Millions of dollars seized under federal civil forfeiture law is bolstering Hawaii police department budgets, the Washington Post reports.
The Weather Channel’s History of Kilauea’s Lava Flow USGS/J.D. Griggs

The Weather Channel’s History of Kilauea’s Lava Flow

And yet people built more houses on top of houses that had been buried under the lava flow.
Missing the Point on Tulsi Gabbard’s Surf Video Yahoo News

Missing the Point on Tulsi Gabbard’s Surf Video

It's pretty simple: When asked where she was, her office didn't tell the truth.
Pew Survey: People Just Don’t Care About the 2014 Elections Screenshot: Pew Research Center

Pew Survey: People Just Don’t Care About the 2014 Elections

It's likely other big national and international news is capturing attention. Or not.
Aikea Movement: Knocking on Doors Patti Epler/Civil Beat

Aikea Movement: Knocking on Doors

The grassroots activist group stopped by Civil Beat's office for an impromptu chat.
Is 2014 the Year of the GMO? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Is 2014 the Year of the GMO?

Genetically modified organisms are energizing candidates and campaigns across the country.
Developer to Court: Make Homeowners Stop Leaking Documents Civil Beat

Developer to Court: Make Homeowners Stop Leaking Documents

Haseko is crying foul over a Civil Beat column detailing how the company spun plans to turn a promised marina into a lagoon.
Honolulu Ethics Commission Fines Romy Cachola $50K Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Honolulu Ethics Commission Fines Romy Cachola $50K

It's the largest civil fine ever imposed by the commission and it follows penalties for similar violations levied by the state Campaign Spending Commission.