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Honolulu City Council To Take First Look At Sensitive Places Gun Bill As Public Weighs In Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Honolulu City Council To Take First Look At Sensitive Places Gun Bill As Public Weighs In

The bill’s supporters say we must keep guns out of public areas frequented by children but opponents believe citizens with guns will provide a deterrent against crime.

Prosecutors Roll The Dice On New Enforcement Measures Targeting Illegal Gambling Rooms David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Prosecutors Roll The Dice On New Enforcement Measures Targeting Illegal Gambling Rooms

Increased criminal penalties are intended to give investigators an ace up their sleeve in their efforts to stifle the operations and the criminal activity that can accompany them.

Hundreds Of Honolulu Residential High Rises Fail To Meet ‘Acceptable’ Fire Safety Standards Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2017

Hundreds Of Honolulu Residential High Rises Fail To Meet ‘Acceptable’ Fire Safety Standards

A new report on the results of comprehensive safety evaluations was recently shared with the Honolulu City Council. Very few high rises have fire sprinkler systems.

The Miske Files: The FBI Is Investigating One Of Its Own Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Miske Files: The FBI Is Investigating One Of Its Own

Details surfacing in recently unsealed search warrant files give more insight into the federal government’s case against Honolulu businessman Mike Miske.

Honolulu Police Chief Tries To Rebuild Community Trust One Group At A Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Police Chief Tries To Rebuild Community Trust One Group At A Time

Business professionals question the chief on homelessness, police staffing and how they can support the department.

Sexual Assault Victims At Oahu Women’s Prison Seek More Than $8M In Damages Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Sexual Assault Victims At Oahu Women’s Prison Seek More Than $8M In Damages

The former and current Women’s Community Correctional Center inmates were assaulted by guards, and their lawyer alleged the warden failed to protect them.

Ian Lind: My 5 Years Of Reporting On The Mike Miske Saga John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

Ian Lind: My 5 Years Of Reporting On The Mike Miske Saga

This still seems to be an important story, involving very visible local companies and people. It reveals a lot about how Hawaii works.

Honolulu City Council To Take Up Restricting Guns In ‘Sensitive Places’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu City Council To Take Up Restricting Guns In ‘Sensitive Places’

The City Council is scheduled to hold a special meeting Nov. 29 to hear a bill that would restrict weapons from being carried in schools and other public places.

Hawaii Sheriff’s Division Recruiting Prior To New Statewide Police Force Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hawaii Sheriff’s Division Recruiting Prior To New Statewide Police Force

Sheriffs are competing with county police departments for officers to fill their ranks and convert into the new Department of Law Enforcement.

Hawaii Struggles To Revise Gun Laws After Supreme Court Decision Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Struggles To Revise Gun Laws After Supreme Court Decision

Honolulu is the only county in the state that hasn’t yet finalized new concealed-carry gun rules, leading to a backlog in permit applications.