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The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: City Council Leaders Tommy Waters And Esther Kiaʻāina

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: City Council Leaders Tommy Waters And Esther Kiaʻāina

The chair and vice chair stress due diligence, listening and collaboration to address Honolulu’s myriad challenges.

Get The Community More Involved In Hiring The Next Honolulu Police Chief Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Get The Community More Involved In Hiring The Next Honolulu Police Chief

The Police Commission should consider forming a citizen advisory committee to help envision and vet the best candidates. It would go a long way toward building better community relations.

The Legislature Is Right To Mandate Public Disclosure Of COVID-19 In Schools Courtesy: Ige Administration/2021

The Legislature Is Right To Mandate Public Disclosure Of COVID-19 In Schools

But Hawaii Gov. David Ige says he likely will veto Senate Bill 811 because it’s unnecessary and could violate personal privacy.

Don’t Repeal Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention Trust Fund Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Don’t Repeal Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention Trust Fund

It’s needed, it’s working and it’s paid for by cigarette companies. Gov. David Ige must veto House Bill 1296.

Honolulu Mayor Must Select Police Commissioner With Broad Support Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Mayor Must Select Police Commissioner With Broad Support

Blangiardi’s first two nominees were an embarrassment for Honolulu residents whose police department is under intense inspection.

Rebuild Aloha Stadium? That’s Not A Good Idea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rebuild Aloha Stadium? That’s Not A Good Idea

The state’s plan is a huge risk of taxpayer funds for a facility Hawaii doesn’t need anymore.

Honolulu Police Need A Bodycam Policy That Instills Trust Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Need A Bodycam Policy That Instills Trust

Recent officer-involved shootings on Oahu underscore the need for greater clarity.

Gov. Ige, It’s Time To Let Vaxed People Fly Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Gov. Ige, It’s Time To Let Vaxed People Fly

Hawaii needs to move immediately to allow all fully vaccinated travelers to fly to the islands without restriction. It doesn’t matter where they got the shot.

Hawaii Gov Should Veto New Red-Light Camera Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Gov Should Veto New Red-Light Camera Program

Past experience and the likelihood that innocent car owners may be penalized are big red flags for the red-light program.

September 2021

Sunday, September 19

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: City Council Leaders Tommy Waters And Esther Kiaʻāina

July 2021

Friday, July 2

Get The Community More Involved In Hiring The Next Honolulu Police Chief

June 2021

Friday, June 25

The Legislature Is Right To Mandate Public Disclosure Of COVID-19 In Schools

Friday, June 18

Don’t Repeal Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention Trust Fund

Tuesday, June 8

Honolulu Mayor Must Select Police Commissioner With Broad Support

Friday, June 4

Rebuild Aloha Stadium? That’s Not A Good Idea

May 2021

Friday, May 28

Honolulu Police Need A Bodycam Policy That Instills Trust

Friday, May 21

Gov. Ige, It’s Time To Let Vaxed People Fly

Friday, May 14

Hawaii Gov Should Veto New Red-Light Camera Program

Friday, May 7

Bill Requiring State Agencies To Buy Local Is A Big Step Forward

April 2021

Friday, April 30

Make Hawaii’s Law Enforcement Review Board Permanent

Friday, April 23

We Need A Better Explanation Of Why That Body Cam Video Has Not Been Released

Friday, April 16

Hawaii’s Agriculture Development Agency Needs To Be A Priority For Lawmakers

Friday, April 9

Hawaii Lawmakers Should Fund This Green Jobs Program

Friday, April 2

The Legislature Should Not Create Barriers To The Public’s Access To Virtual Meetings

March 2021

Friday, March 26

Get Rid Of Cash Bail In Hawaii

Friday, March 19

Ige, Lawmakers Need To Quit Stalling When It Comes To Police And Prison Reforms

Friday, March 12

A Community Garden Is A Must-Have For West Oahu

Friday, March 5

Lift Interisland Travel Restrictions Now

February 2021

Friday, February 26

Gov And LG Need To Get On The Same Page On Major Public Statements

Friday, February 19

A Lottery Would Be A Winning Ticket For Education In Hawaii

Friday, February 12

An Office Of Public Accountability Is Unnecessary And Unwise

Friday, February 5

Lawmakers Must Fix The Agribusiness Development Corporation

January 2021

Friday, January 29

The State Of The State Address That Wasn’t

Friday, January 22

Now Is Exactly The Wrong Time To Waste $30 Million Fixing Capitol Pools