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Monsanto: $80M Verdict In Roundup Case Won’t Affect Other Suits PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Monsanto: $80M Verdict In Roundup Case Won’t Affect Other Suits

The agribusiness giant has also been sued by Hawaii plaintiffs who allege the pesticide caused their cancer.

Local Artisans Are Thriving Amid Kakaako’s Condo Boom Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Local Artisans Are Thriving Amid Kakaako’s Condo Boom

If they make the right connections, artists, woodworkers and other creative types can benefit from the development of all those shiny skyscrapers.

Hawaii Supreme Court: Giant Law Firm OK To Set Up Shop Here PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court: Giant Law Firm OK To Set Up Shop Here

In a ruling based on the court’s own rules, the justices said multistate law firms can operate in Hawaii.

Lawsuit Claims HPD Officer Sexually Assaulted Woman Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Claims HPD Officer Sexually Assaulted Woman

When two police officers responded to a drunken disturbance in her home, the plaintiff claims that one of them assaulted her in her bedroom.

Embattled Honolulu Prosecutor Takes Immediate Leave Of Absence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Embattled Honolulu Prosecutor Takes Immediate Leave Of Absence

UPDATED: Keith Kaneshiro is a target in a wide-ranging corruption investigation. His removal was sought by the state attorney general.

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.