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Judge Orders Release Of More Records In Case Of HPD Officer Who Beat Girlfriend Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Orders Release Of More Records In Case Of HPD Officer Who Beat Girlfriend

But it’s unclear when the public will actually get to see the files. The police union has promised to appeal.

Names, Ranks And Salaries Of Honolulu Cops Are Still Secret Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Names, Ranks And Salaries Of Honolulu Cops Are Still Secret

Legal challenges from Hawaii’s police union have prevented the public release of the identities of almost 2,000 sworn officers.

Judge Approves $1.3 Million Sale of Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai Home AP

Judge Approves $1.3 Million Sale of Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai Home

Meanwhile, the second scheduled trial on bank fraud charges against the couple was pushed back to October. The first trial in the corruption scandal was earlier pushed back to May.

As Deadline Looms, HART May Not Fully Comply With Federal Subpoena Cory Lum/Civil Beat

As Deadline Looms, HART May Not Fully Comply With Federal Subpoena

The Honolulu rail agency’s board hasn’t yet consulted with its attorneys on whether to give investigators its closed-door meeting records.

SLIDESHOW: Battling High Winds, Falling Rocks To Fix Pali Highway Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Battling High Winds, Falling Rocks To Fix Pali Highway

It will be months before the key route across east Oahu is completely reopened after rockslides last month, and these images show you why.

Shining Sunlight On The Honolulu Police Chief’s Performance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Shining Sunlight On The Honolulu Police Chief’s Performance

In contrast to past practice, the police commission solicited input from a wide range of groups and the chief OK’d releasing the details of her annual review.

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History

A 2015 drug raid highlights the many angles federal investigators are pursuing as part of a years-long corruption investigation.

Lawsuit Claims HPD Officer Sexually Assaulted Woman Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Claims HPD Officer Sexually Assaulted Woman

When two police officers responded to a drunken disturbance in her home, the plaintiff claims that one of them assaulted her in her bedroom.

Yet Another Audit Planned For Honolulu Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Yet Another Audit Planned For Honolulu Rail Project

The City Council wants to investigate potential criminal activity surrounding the fiscally troubled transit project.

City Council Decides To Pay Keith Kaneshiro’s Legal Fees AP

City Council Decides To Pay Keith Kaneshiro’s Legal Fees

Up to $75,000 of taxpayer money will go to defend the Honolulu prosecutor, who is on paid leave, against an impeachment effort.

The Kealohas Could Lose Their Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Kealohas Could Lose Their Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers

With the sale of their Hawaii Kai home pending final approval, federal prosecutors have asked a judge to review whether the couple can afford their own defense counsel.

City Council Approves $550,000 Payment To Cop Who Claimed HPD Doctored Test Scores Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Approves $550,000 Payment To Cop Who Claimed HPD Doctored Test Scores

UPDATED: The payment will settle a lawsuit alleging Police Chief Susan Ballard, while commander of the police academy in 2008, took part in making it easier for recruits to pass.

March 2019

Monday, March 18

Judge Orders Release Of More Records In Case Of HPD Officer Who Beat Girlfriend

Thursday, March 14

Names, Ranks And Salaries Of Honolulu Cops Are Still Secret

Wednesday, March 13

Judge Approves $1.3 Million Sale of Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai Home

As Deadline Looms, HART May Not Fully Comply With Federal Subpoena

Tuesday, March 12

SLIDESHOW: Battling High Winds, Falling Rocks To Fix Pali Highway

Shining Sunlight On The Honolulu Police Chief’s Performance

Monday, March 11

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History

Lawsuit Claims HPD Officer Sexually Assaulted Woman

Friday, March 8

Yet Another Audit Planned For Honolulu Rail Project

City Council Decides To Pay Keith Kaneshiro’s Legal Fees

The Kealohas Could Lose Their Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers

Thursday, March 7

City Council Approves $550,000 Payment To Cop Who Claimed HPD Doctored Test Scores

Embattled Honolulu Prosecutor Takes Immediate Leave Of Absence

Wednesday, March 6

SLIDESHOW: Growing Food, Fixing Bikes — This Is Kalihi’s Cornerstone

Federal Probe Has State Looking To Pull Back On Rail Audits

Tuesday, March 5

Stripping Away The Stereotypes About People With Mental Illness

Monday, March 4

Kealohas’ Trial Delayed Until May For Medical Reasons

Danny De Gracia: When Are City Leaders Going To Talk To Us About Corruption?

Friday, March 1

Katherine Kealoha Says She Needs Cancer Treatment, Wants Trial Delayed

February 2019

Thursday, February 28

Whistleblower Lawsuit: HART Mishandled More Than 100 Change Orders

Wednesday, February 27

Honolulu Corruption: State Will Take Over Some City Prosecutor Cases

Tuesday, February 26

Judge Releases Potential Juror Who Was Jailed For Shouting ‘He Is Guilty!’

Monday, February 25

Feds Demand Records Of HART Board’s Closed-Door Meetings

Friday, February 22

Katherine Kealoha Says She’s Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial But The Judge Disagrees

Thursday, February 21

Feds Are Investigating HART’s Relocation Payments

Two Honolulu Police Shootings In Less Than A Day, One Of Them Fatal

Banning Bikes At The Capitol Would Make Cycling On Oahu Even Harder

Special Council Election Requires Hundreds Of New Campaign Finance Reports

Wednesday, February 20

Family Is The Safety Net For Many Young Adults On Pricey Oahu

10 Charts That Show The Struggle Of Being A Millennial In Hawaii

Police Union Goes To Court To Overturn Labor Board Ruling On Officer Transfers

Tuesday, February 19

Landslide Closes Pali Highway And Seriously Injures Woman

Judge: HPD Must Release Arbitration Report On Officer Who Beat Girlfriend

So Why Would Anyone Fake Stealing A Mailbox? The Feds Make Their Case

Friday, February 15

Rail Project Faces Grand Jury Probe Just As It Pushes For Federal Funds

Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai House Gets $1.3 Million Cash Offer

Thursday, February 14

Honolulu Rail Agency Hit With Federal Subpoena

Businessman Launches New Petition Drive To Oust Kaneshiro

Justice Served? A Highly Unusual Hawaii Law Is Costing This Woman Her Home

Wednesday, February 13

Prosecutors Want Katherine Kealoha’s Brother Held Without Bail

State Looks To End The Battle Over Kakaako’s Disputed Roads

Group Calls For Ouster Of Humane Society CEO

Tuesday, February 12

Hawaii’s ‘Unprecedented’ Push To Suspend Keith Kaneshiro

Honolulu Police Corruption: Drug Charges Filed Against Katherine Kealoha And Her Brother

City Councilwoman Calls For Forensic Audit Of Honolulu Rail Project

Hawaii AG Asks Supreme Court To Suspend Honolulu Prosecutor

Monday, February 11

Nonprofits Protest Coca-Cola’s Sponsorship Of The Great Aloha Run

SLIDESHOW: They’re Covering America With Giant Postcards

Friday, February 8

Want Real Traffic Relief? Give Oahu’s Students And Workers Flexible Hours

Fighting To Keep The Kealoha Case Open To The Public

Thursday, February 7

Mysterious Manoa Tree Hackers May Be Peddling Hallucinogenic Bark

Monday, February 4

Police: Driver Struck Honolulu Pedestrians At High Speed

City Council Likely To Appoint Mike Formby As Interim Member

Report: Far Fewer HPD Officers Were Fired Or Suspended Last Year

Friday, February 1

Honolulu’s Mayor Must Own Up To Rail’s Failures

January 2019

Thursday, January 31

Manslaughter Charges Filed In Deaths Of 3 Pedestrians

Tuesday, January 29

Police Chief On Honolulu Crash: ‘Deadliest In Many, Many Years’

Ozawa-Waters Rematch Coming Up April 13 In City Council District 4

Honolulu Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Drove Toward Officer

Honolulu Disability Treatment Center For Kids Will Close

Friday, January 25

Supreme Court Invalidates Ozawa-Waters Election Result

Wednesday, January 23

Police Commission Opts For Public Hearings In Former Chief’s Case

Former Police Chief Wants Taxpayers To Cover His Criminal Defense

Tuesday, January 22

SLIDESHOW: Canoes Are The Classrooms For Youth Paddling Team

Friday, January 18

Government Shutdown Won’t Stall Kealoha Trial

Labor Board: Police Chief Did Nothing Wrong When She Transferred SHOPO President

City Auditor: Rail Costs Could Keep Rising If HART Doesn’t Take Action

Thursday, January 17

Rail Project Director Doesn’t Fully Meet Expectations — But Still Gets A Bonus

Wednesday, January 16

Federal Shutdown Claims New Victim: Katherine Kealoha’s Right To A Fair Trial

Tuesday, January 15

Supreme Court Focuses On Late Mail Ballots In Ozawa-Waters Vote Challenge

Audit: Heavy Reliance On Consultants Is Causing Problems For Honolulu Rail Project

Monday, January 14

Police Corruption Probe Snags City’s Top Lawyer

Honolulu Will Pay Train Maker $160 Million To Cover Rail Delays

Here’s Another Busy Highway Where The Crosswalks Have Been Removed

Friday, January 11

Honolulu Police Corruption: Another Cop Pleads Guilty

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Ozawa-Waters Election Challenge

Lawsuit Filed Against Honolulu Police Over Beach Park Shooting

Trump’s Border Wall Could Imperil $345M Ala Wai Canal Flood Control Project

Thursday, January 10

Audit: Honolulu Rail Agency Hid True Costs From Public View

Wednesday, January 9

What Would You Pay To Drive During Honolulu’s Rush Hour?

Tuesday, January 8

Court Demands Mail Ballot Information In Challenges To Ozawa Victory

Ex-Honolulu Police Chief’s Home For Sale In Foreclosure

Monday, January 7

Veggies Really Are Cheaper In Chinatown — If You Know How To Shop

Friday, January 4

Honolulu Is Short On Cops — And Seattle Is Poaching

Thursday, January 3

Honolulu Police Sergeant To Plead Guilty In Kealoha Case

Can Someone Please Turn These !*#@#&! Lights Off?

Wednesday, January 2

Election Challenge Prevents Ozawa From Being Sworn In For New Term

Cracking Down On People Who Abandon Cars Is Harder Than You Think