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A Mysterious Lawsuit Is Raising Concerns Over The Public’s Right To See Court Records Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

A Mysterious Lawsuit Is Raising Concerns Over The Public’s Right To See Court Records

Among other weird legal twists, the judge in the case slapped a gag order on the attorney trying to get the records unsealed.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Police Commissioners Shannon Alivado And Jerry Gibson Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Honolulu Police Commissioners Shannon Alivado And Jerry Gibson

The chair and vice chair discussed the search for a new chief, mainland versus local experience, transparency and communication, proposed charter amendments and HPD spending.

Lawmakers Approve Hawaii Tax Rebates Of $100 To $300 Per Resident Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Lawmakers Approve Hawaii Tax Rebates Of $100 To $300 Per Resident

The package would cost the state about $250 million, and would provide the first substantive state tax refunds or credits of their kind since 2007.

Waters, Tokuda File FEC Paperwork For US House Race Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2021

Waters, Tokuda File FEC Paperwork For US House Race

The statements of candidacy are a step toward running for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District this year.

Ban On Longliners Using Wire Leaders Takes Effect Next Month To Protect Sharks Wikimedia Commons

Ban On Longliners Using Wire Leaders Takes Effect Next Month To Protect Sharks

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will officially implement its prohibition on the use of wire leaders at the ends of fishing lines starting May 31.

Hawaii Supreme Court: State Must Release ‘Explosive’ 2016 Report On State Auditor Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Supreme Court: State Must Release ‘Explosive’ 2016 Report On State Auditor

The Attorney General’s investigative report details wrongdoing by then-State Auditor Jan Yamane and her top assistants.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Long-Term Care Ombudsman John McDermott Screenshot/2022

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Long-Term Care Ombudsman John McDermott

How Hawaii cared for its older and most vulnerable residents during Covid, and on the need to hire more ombudsmen for the neighbor islands.

Isabella Kalua’s Death Has Yet To Trigger A Clear Plan To Bolster Child Protection Hawaii News Now/2021

Isabella Kalua’s Death Has Yet To Trigger A Clear Plan To Bolster Child Protection

The end of this year’s legislative session is just days away, and lawmakers say they still haven’t seen a clear plan for improving Hawaii’s child welfare system.

House Panel: Sharon Har Behaved Poorly But Should Not Be Punished Screenshot/2022

House Panel: Sharon Har Behaved Poorly But Should Not Be Punished

The state representative could be required, however, to inform the chamber of her efforts to get her driver’s license back.

State Senate Confirms Shikada As Hawaii Attorney General Submitted

State Senate Confirms Shikada As Hawaii Attorney General

She succeeds Clare Connors, who is now the U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii.