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Panel Report: Start Over On Plan For A New Oahu Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Panel Report: Start Over On Plan For A New Oahu Jail

A new report could be the focus of legislative discussions this coming session on a long touted and often criticized new Oahu jail facility.
‘The Most Important Decision’: Hawaii Police Commission Ponders Criteria For New Chief Tim Wright/Civil Beat/2021

‘The Most Important Decision’: Hawaii Police Commission Ponders Criteria For New Chief

With the hiring process set to begin Oct. 24, the police union is urging the commission to use the opportunity to pursue more ambitious goals.
The Miske Files: Accused Murderer, Crime Boss And … Used Car Dealer? Hawaii News Now/2020

The Miske Files: Accused Murderer, Crime Boss And … Used Car Dealer?

Alleged kingpin Michael Miske owned a business that bought used cars at auction, providing income, a way to launder drug money and rewards for criminal associates, prosecutors say.
Hawaii Officials Weigh Pardons For People Convicted Of Minor Marijuana Crimes Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2018

Hawaii Officials Weigh Pardons For People Convicted Of Minor Marijuana Crimes

President Biden announced Thursday that he will pardon people convicted of some federal marijuana crimes and has asked that all states follow his lead.
Supporters And Opponents Weigh In On New Concealed Carry Gun Rules For Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Supporters And Opponents Weigh In On New Concealed Carry Gun Rules For Honolulu

If not substantially amended, revised concealed gun carry rules will be sent to the Honolulu mayor for signature and permits could start being issued later this month.
The Miske Files: A Robbery Gone Bad In Kailua Ends In A Death Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Miske Files: A Robbery Gone Bad In Kailua Ends In A Death

Newly released court records are revealing more about what federal prosecutors allege is a years-long criminal enterprise connected to Mike Miske.
Honolulu Mayor Wants Guns Banned From Many Public Areas Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2018

Honolulu Mayor Wants Guns Banned From Many Public Areas

Blangiardi will ask the City Council to draft a law restricting residents with legal firearms in their possession from many public and private spaces. But gun advocates say it's a lawsuit in the making.
Newly Unsealed Documents In Miske Case Tell A Grisly Tale Of Kidnap, Torture And Murder FBI

Newly Unsealed Documents In Miske Case Tell A Grisly Tale Of Kidnap, Torture And Murder

A federal judge recently ordered prosecutors to make public dozens of search warrants and other documents in the conspiracy and murder trial of alleged crime boss Mike Miske.
‘A Career Of Sacrifice’: Honolulu Police Grapple With Hiring New Officers While Keeping Veterans Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

‘A Career Of Sacrifice’: Honolulu Police Grapple With Hiring New Officers While Keeping Veterans

Offering better pay, working conditions and flexible scheduling could help retain veterans, but challenges dealing with mental illness and providing affordable housing place roadblocks on recruiting new officers.
Honolulu Prosecutor Charges Murder Suspect In 1972 Killing Reno Police Department

Honolulu Prosecutor Charges Murder Suspect In 1972 Killing

Tudor Chirila, 77, is being held in Reno, Nevada, pending extradition to Hawaii to face trial for second-degree murder.