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Police Accountability: HPD Should Open Up About Its Own Domestic Violence PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Police Accountability: HPD Should Open Up About Its Own Domestic Violence

Honolulu Chief Louis Kealoha needs to do much more than promise he's on top of things if he wants to regain the public's trust.
Homeless Policy: Sand Island Camp Is a Waste of Money PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Homeless Policy: Sand Island Camp Is a Waste of Money

The plan to relocate homeless to Sand Island runs counter to the successful practices developed by the federal Housing First program.
Criminalizing Homelessness: Reject the Sidewalk Sit-Lie Ban Bills PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Criminalizing Homelessness: Reject the Sidewalk Sit-Lie Ban Bills

The bans haven't worked elsewhere, the need hasn't been demonstrated and Honolulu already has tools for moving street people along.
Election Reform: Hawaii Should Start Mailing It In  Patti Epler/Civil Beat

Election Reform: Hawaii Should Start Mailing It In 

Imagine a Hawaii where elections are simple and efficient, results are announced promptly and authoritatively, and natural disasters don’t cause delays.
It’s Time to Stand Up to SHOPO and Open Police Misconduct Records Civil Beat

It’s Time to Stand Up to SHOPO and Open Police Misconduct Records

The only way to make sure police are not abusing their extraordinary power is to allow the public to scrutinize their actions.
New Honolulu Rail Chief Talks a Good Game

New Honolulu Rail Chief Talks a Good Game

Dan Grabauskas is intent on quickly and expertly getting HART's vision in front of as many people as possible.
Hawaii Has No More Excuses For Not Improving Accountability

Hawaii Has No More Excuses For Not Improving Accountability

Cvici leaders need to use the nationwide study as a way to bolster transparency and accountability.
Big Money Undermines Legitimacy of Congress Flickr.com

Big Money Undermines Legitimacy of Congress

Americans can do something about getting big money out of political campaigns.
Taken for a Ride: Collusion in Hawaii School Bus Contracting?

Taken for a Ride: Collusion in Hawaii School Bus Contracting?

No competitive bids for Hawaii school bus contracts in four years makes question reasonable.