Gov. David Ige gutted the state’s public records law in the name of the coronavirus. Now it’s the norm for government agencies to ignore requests for information.
Secrecy has long masked serious incidents of misconduct and outright corruption within the ranks of the Honolulu Police Department.
During a recent wave of lawsuits against Hawaii schools, Civil Beat and other media outlets had to decide whether to name accusers and their alleged victimizers.
It’s important that the public know and understand how the state Department of Education handles teacher misconduct especially when it involves vulnerable children.
Nine cold, wet, showerless days crawling on my knees in the mud on the side of a mountain. What’s not to love?
A judge found significant public interest in the case of the fired then re-instated cop. But the records still haven’t been released.