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Overcrowding May Have Sparked Attack On Oahu Jail Guards Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Overcrowding May Have Sparked Attack On Oahu Jail Guards

An uprising of up to 18 prisoners injured three correctional officers at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

The Disturbing State Of Mental Health Care In Hawaii’s Prisons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Disturbing State Of Mental Health Care In Hawaii’s Prisons

Despite gains made under Justice Department oversight, care of mentally ill prisoners has slipped to troubling levels in recent years.
Star-Advertiser Cuts Nearly 10 Percent Of Its Newsroom Staff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Star-Advertiser Cuts Nearly 10 Percent Of Its Newsroom Staff

The Honolulu-based company on Friday laid off two prominent columnists and eight other editorial employees.

Hawaii ‘Dreamer’ Protest: ‘This Is The Worst Thing He Could Have Done’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii ‘Dreamer’ Protest: ‘This Is The Worst Thing He Could Have Done’

President Trump's decision to end protection for young immigrants prompts rallies across the country, including Honolulu.
Hanabusa Gears Up For Gubernatorial Race Against Ige Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Gears Up For Gubernatorial Race Against Ige

The congresswoman files papers to form a campaign committee. Meanwhile, state senators Will Espero and Josh Green are running for lieutenant government.

Hope For Legal Status In The US Turns To Uncertainty For This ‘Dreamer’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hope For Legal Status In The US Turns To Uncertainty For This ‘Dreamer’

President Trump is considering ending a program that granted temporary legal status to young undocumented immigrants, including more than 500 in Hawaii.
Is Honolulu Turning Homeless People Into Criminals? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Honolulu Turning Homeless People Into Criminals?

Mayor Kirk Caldwell believes sit-lie bans will prod people into shelters but critics say the growing boundaries put the city in legal jeopardy.

Why Hawaii Won’t Join Battle Against Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Crackdown Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Won’t Join Battle Against Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Crackdown

While Hawaii has led the legal charge against the administration’s travel ban, Gov. David Ige is not supporting the sanctuary movement.

First Rat Lungworm Case Since 2010 Reported On Oahu Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

First Rat Lungworm Case Since 2010 Reported On Oahu

Fifteen other cases — all on Maui or the Big Island — have been reported this year, the most in a decade.

Rat Lungworm: Hawaii Kicks Off $1 Million Campaign To Halt Spread of Disease Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rat Lungworm: Hawaii Kicks Off $1 Million Campaign To Halt Spread of Disease

Most of the money will be devoted to public awareness and education efforts, as well as an epidemiological study.

State Steps Up Its Homeless Sweeps Along Highways Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Steps Up Its Homeless Sweeps Along Highways

Aggressive new effort comes as officials question if moving people along encourages them to use shelters.

No Relief In Sight For High Cost Of Prison Phone Calls Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Relief In Sight For High Cost Of Prison Phone Calls

After a federal court overturned a national limit on the price of the calls, activists turn to state and local governments.