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Peter Carlisle

Peter Carlisle is a partner at O'Connor Playdon & Guben. He previously served as Honolulu's 13th mayor and as its third elected Prosecuting Attorney.
Campaign Corner: Why I’m Supporting Megan Kau Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Corner: Why I’m Supporting Megan Kau

Former Honolulu prosecutor and mayor Peter Carlisle tells us why he thinks Kau would be the best person to be the next Honolulu prosecutor.

Peter Carlisle: Why I Love Some Members of the Legislature Mike Licht/Flickr.com

Peter Carlisle: Why I Love Some Members of the Legislature

There are occasions when it takes paltry few lawmakers to screw up a really good idea.
Peter Carlisle: Dropping a Dime on Ethics Scofflaws Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Peter Carlisle: Dropping a Dime on Ethics Scofflaws

To all the potential whistleblowers out there: There are places to turn, and a law to protect you.
Peter Carlisle: Jim Nabors Shares Life Lessons in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Peter Carlisle: Jim Nabors Shares Life Lessons in Hawaii

The retired Hawaii resident, who got married in 2013, has lived an intriguing life alongside politicians, stars and the military.
Peter Carlisle: Pardon Me, Gov — Just Don’t Do it at Midnight PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Peter Carlisle: Pardon Me, Gov — Just Don’t Do it at Midnight

It is time for some much-needed scrutiny of the process that allows governors to pardon convicted criminals.
Peter Carlisle: The Last Luna’s Memories of Hawaii’s Plantation Era Courtesy of Bill Barfour

Peter Carlisle: The Last Luna’s Memories of Hawaii’s Plantation Era

Sugar was once king in the islands, and then it was gone. An inside look at an industry that helped define us.
Peter Carlisle: Dancing on Strings Civil Beat

Peter Carlisle: Dancing on Strings

All of Honolulu's elected city leaders have an obligation to steer clear of political patronage. Some are better at it than others.
Peter Carlisle: The Dalai Lama Is a Good Guy to Hang With

Peter Carlisle: The Dalai Lama Is a Good Guy to Hang With

The holiday season is a good time to reflect on the Dalai Lama's message of faith, hope and spirituality.
Peter Carlisle: On the Ground in North Korea Peter Carlisle

Peter Carlisle: On the Ground in North Korea

A recent trip to China and South Korea also included a rare opportunity to visit North Korea.