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Oxygen Tanks May Have Caused Honolulu Ambulance Fire To Spread Faster, Experts Say Hawaii News Now/2022

Oxygen Tanks May Have Caused Honolulu Ambulance Fire To Spread Faster, Experts Say

No official cause has been given as multiple agencies continue to investigate last week’s blaze outside Adventist Health Castle hospital.

An Increase In ‘Violent, Brazen’ Crime Raises Concerns On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

An Increase In ‘Violent, Brazen’ Crime Raises Concerns On Oahu

More murders and aggravated assaults were reported in the first seven months of this year compared with pre-pandemic levels.

Honolulu Liquor Commission May Be Headed For An Overhaul nickster 2000/flickr.com

Honolulu Liquor Commission May Be Headed For An Overhaul

In justifying the need for change, a City Council resolution outlines a decades-long pattern of malfeasance.

Damning Report Unlikely To Affect Honolulu Ethics Director’s Job Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Damning Report Unlikely To Affect Honolulu Ethics Director’s Job

Jan Yamane was deeply unpopular as the acting state auditor, according to a state investigative report, but she’s a hit with the Honolulu Ethics Commission.

The Cause Of A Deadly Ambulance Fire In Honolulu Remains Unknown Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Cause Of A Deadly Ambulance Fire In Honolulu Remains Unknown

The city’s emergency services director said “everything is on the table” as multiple agencies join forces to investigate the blaze.

Katherine Kealoha Accuses Feds Of Ruining Her Marriage With Cocaine Photo Allegation Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Katherine Kealoha Accuses Feds Of Ruining Her Marriage With Cocaine Photo Allegation

The former Honolulu deputy prosecutor is trying to appeal her 2019 conviction for conspiracy and obstruction of justice. 

An ‘Explosive’ Report On The Former State Auditor Describes An Office In Turmoil Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

An ‘Explosive’ Report On The Former State Auditor Describes An Office In Turmoil

It took more than six years, a lawsuit and two appeals to the Hawaii Supreme Court to force the AG’s office to release results of the investigation.

Honolulu Lacks A Historic Preservation Commission. That May Put Some Sites At Risk David Croxford/CivilBeat/2022

Honolulu Lacks A Historic Preservation Commission. That May Put Some Sites At Risk

Advocates say a city commission would help protect treasured sites from deterioration and destruction.

The Public May Never Know Who Did The Bribing In The Honolulu Permitting Scandal Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Public May Never Know Who Did The Bribing In The Honolulu Permitting Scandal

In a bribery scandal that nabbed government workers, federal prosecutors have obscured the identities of those on the other end of the transaction. 

The Miske Case Has Become One Of The Most Complex Prosecutions In The Country John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

The Miske Case Has Become One Of The Most Complex Prosecutions In The Country

Defense attorneys are preparing a major attack against a prosecution case that has amassed more than 2 million documents.