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A Year Of Embarrassing Scandal May Help Hawaii Finally Reform Campaign Finance Getty Images/iStockphoto

A Year Of Embarrassing Scandal May Help Hawaii Finally Reform Campaign Finance

Any changes would have to be approved by lawmakers, but Democrats running for governor say they are serious about the issue.

Keith Kaneshiro Charges Detail Abuse Of Power, Bribery And Conspiracy Christina Jedra/Civil Beat/2022

Keith Kaneshiro Charges Detail Abuse Of Power, Bribery And Conspiracy

UPDATE: Honolulu’s former prosecuting attorney, a prominent businessman and other defendants pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon.

HNN: Former Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro Arrested Hawaii News Now/2022

HNN: Former Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro Arrested

The former Honolulu prosecuting attorney has long been a target of the FBI in connection with a yearslong investigation into police corruption.

Hawaii Ex-Lawmaker Gets New Sentencing Date In Bribery Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Hawaii Ex-Lawmaker Gets New Sentencing Date In Bribery Case

Former Rep. Ty Cullen has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes when he was a state lawmaker.

This Honolulu Architect Admitted To Bribery. But He Still Has His License Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

This Honolulu Architect Admitted To Bribery. But He Still Has His License

Despite pleading guilty to a job-related felony, William Wong was able to renew his license for another two years.

Will Former Lawmakers’ Bribery Charges Lead To Broader Government Reform? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Will Former Lawmakers’ Bribery Charges Lead To Broader Government Reform?

The Legislature made some progress this year in increasing government transparency, but leading politicians say there is still much more work to be done.

Prosecution In Drug Trial Prepares To Rest Without Hearing From Kealoha Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Prosecution In Drug Trial Prepares To Rest Without Hearing From Kealoha

Testimony in the federal trial of Katherine Kealoha’s brother Rudolph Puana has focused on allegations that the anesthesiologist was running a prescription drug ring.

Honolulu Officers Detail Katherine Kealoha’s Role In Probe Of Her Brother Hawaii News Now

Honolulu Officers Detail Katherine Kealoha’s Role In Probe Of Her Brother

Kealoha’s brother, Rudolph Puana, is on trial for allegedly writing opioid prescriptions for his friends to either sell or trade for cocaine.

Danny De Gracia: If You’re Tired Of Corruption, Vote Smarter Getty Images

Danny De Gracia: If You’re Tired Of Corruption, Vote Smarter

Banning campaign cash during session is not going to stop special interests from trying to influence elected officials.