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Yoohyun Jung reports on criminal justice and public safety for Honolulu Civil Beat. She specializes in investigative and watchdog reporting.
Before joining Civil Beat, she worked across media platforms in the United States and South Korea. Most recently, Jung worked as a radio writer for Korea Broadcasting System’s English division in Seoul, Korea. Prior to that, she worked in various roles, including data specialist, education reporter and public safety reporter, at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson.
Jung has won numerous state and regional awards and fellowships for her investigative and enterprise work, including from the Arizona Newspapers Association, Arizona Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2016, she was one of five fellows selected for an investigative fellowship at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, through which she completed a year-long investigation on a rapidly expanding international school network.
A graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, Jung started her reporting career as a Eugene C. Pulliam fellow on the Page One team of the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. She is also an alumna of The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, a training program for young journalists of color.
News tips are always appreciated. You can follow Yoohyun on Twitter @yoohyun_jung. You can also reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the phone at 808-220-3431.
The board went into a closed-door session to talk about how open to be with its reports.
Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda also says the final report on the Maui jail riot isn’t quite finished yet.
The city of Honolulu bought the building as a new home for the Sand Island Treatment Center.
The board voted to ask the Legislature for more time, money and staff, a request lawmakers have already turned down.
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A federal judge says he’ll wait to make a decision on whether the recent conviction of a former deputy prosecutor should be set aside.
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Former HPD sergeant Albert Lee was fired after he was charged for driving under the influence and lying to investigators.