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Kealohas’ Trial Delayed Until May For Medical Reasons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas’ Trial Delayed Until May For Medical Reasons

The successful effort by Katherine Kealoha attorney to move the trial back to May was the latest in a series of attempts to delay the legal proceedings.

As Tourism Begins To Stall, So Does Hawaii’s Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

As Tourism Begins To Stall, So Does Hawaii’s Economy

Hawaii’s economic growth is beginning to stall, reflecting softening visitor arrivals and spending as the U.S. economy loses steam.

Be Audited Or Die: New Budget Process Cracks Down On State Agency Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Be Audited Or Die: New Budget Process Cracks Down On State Agency

The Hawaii Agribusiness Development Corp. manages about 3,300 acres of land and infrastructure acquired with $71.4 million in taxpayer money.

Legislature’s New Approach: Inspect Budgets In Bite-Sized Chunks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature’s New Approach: Inspect Budgets In Bite-Sized Chunks

Dozens of programs and offices are getting closer scrutiny under a new House process that’s less reliant on the Finance Committee.

Katherine Kealoha And Her Brother Are Free Pending Trial On Drug Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha And Her Brother Are Free Pending Trial On Drug Charges

The former city prosecutor and Dr. Rudolph Puana are accused of running an illegal opioid racket out of his medical clinic.

Hawaii’s ‘Unprecedented’ Push To Suspend Keith Kaneshiro Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s ‘Unprecedented’ Push To Suspend Keith Kaneshiro

State Attorney General Clare Connors contends the Honolulu prosecuting attorney should be temporarily removed from office because of his potential entanglement in a federal corruption case.

Hawaii AG Asks Supreme Court To Suspend Honolulu Prosecutor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG Asks Supreme Court To Suspend Honolulu Prosecutor

UPDATED: Keith Kaneshiro is under scrutiny as part of a years-long federal investigation into alleged corruption involving the police and prosecutors.

Growing Our Own: Hawaii Still Lacks Enough Local Food Production Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Growing Our Own: Hawaii Still Lacks Enough Local Food Production

Gov. David Ige has a vision for sustainability but progress has been slow.

Court Ruling On Water Heaters Will Help ‘Protect The Climate’ Flickr.com

Court Ruling On Water Heaters Will Help ‘Protect The Climate’

The state has been wrongly approving too many gas hot water heaters in new homes, a judge says.