Robert Brown

Chin: Medical Examiner’s Salary ‘Low In Comparison’

Chin: Medical Examiner’s Salary ‘Low In Comparison’

Honolulu Managing Director Doug Chin says setting salary at $200,000 would be on the low end for the U.S.
Charitable Entities: HIPA, Red Cross… Labor Unions?

Charitable Entities: HIPA, Red Cross… Labor Unions?

A revised ethics bill allows lawmakers to accept tickets from a "charitable entity," including labor unions.

Hawaii Legislature Weighs Controversial Adoption Bill

House to vote on bill requiring birth parents' names on adoptees' birth certificates.
Carlisle: In July, City Government and Rail Part Ways

Carlisle: In July, City Government and Rail Part Ways

Honolulu mayor says on July 1 rail-transit will be separate from the city.
Carlisle: $29 Million Would Keep Honolulu Running For Five Days

Carlisle: $29 Million Would Keep Honolulu Running For Five Days

Mayor says the "rainy day" fund would only be enough to keep the city running for the work week.
Hawaii Gift Bill Eviscerated

Hawaii Gift Bill Eviscerated

Updated 3/01/11 3:45 p.m. A bill that would have weakened gift laws was rejected, but lawmakers sought a compromise to help nonprofits.
Bill Would Lift Limits on Gifts to Lawmakers

Bill Would Lift Limits on Gifts to Lawmakers

Proposal to tighten Hawaii ethics rules twisted to loosen gift laws.

 Carlisle: 18 Holes For $4.50

Honolulu's mayor says golf in Hawaii is cheap. For that, he may need a mulligan.
Honolulu Police Officer Not Guilty of Brutality Charge

Honolulu Police Officer Not Guilty of Brutality Charge

A Honolulu police officer exonerated after being accused of using excessive force on a neighbor.