Civil Beat Categories

Honolulu

DOH: Red Hill Fuel Contamination Levels Are Decreasing Courtesy: U.S. Navy/2022

DOH: Red Hill Fuel Contamination Levels Are Decreasing

Levels of diesel and oil are getting lower in the aquifer below the Navy’s fuel storage facility, the health department said.

Katherine Kealoha’s Brother Convicted Of Running Prescription Drug Ring Hawaii News Now

Katherine Kealoha’s Brother Convicted Of Running Prescription Drug Ring

Rudolph Puana, a Big Island anesthesiologist, was immediately taken into custody after the jury found him guilty on all 38 counts.

FBI Arrests Miske Witness After Waianae Harbor Confrontation Occupied Forces Hawaii Army website

FBI Arrests Miske Witness After Waianae Harbor Confrontation

Lindsey Kinney faces a federal charge of interstate transmission of threats.

Blangiardi Will Sign Short-Term Rental Bill Into Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Blangiardi Will Sign Short-Term Rental Bill Into Law

The bill received forceful pushback from short-term rental operators and platforms.

Former Honolulu Officials Don’t Want To Face A Jury In Conspiracy Trial Cory Lum/Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Former Honolulu Officials Don’t Want To Face A Jury In Conspiracy Trial

The prosecution would have to agree to a bench trial. It’s unlikely to do so, legal experts say.

More Lead Detected In Water Of Pearl Harbor Schools, Home Courtesy: U.S. Navy/2022

More Lead Detected In Water Of Pearl Harbor Schools, Home

The Navy said there are no indications of “system-wide impacts.”

Honolulu Council Votes To Rein In Short-Term Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Council Votes To Rein In Short-Term Rentals

The bill, which passed 8-1, would raise the minimum booking period from 30 to 90 days. Opponents argued it unfairly favors the hotel industry.

Honolulu City Council Chair And Mayor Clash Over Federal Funds Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu City Council Chair And Mayor Clash Over Federal Funds

The council chair said the city’s spending process is legally dubious and lacks transparency. The mayor said the chair is being “unreasonable.”

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.