Special Report

Hawaii v. Parental Rights

She Took Her Fight For Her Grandson Public. A Hawaii Judge Said She Went Too Far Courtesy: Deborah Goodwin

She Took Her Fight For Her Grandson Public. A Hawaii Judge Said She Went Too Far

Big Island resident Deborah Goodwin says she had no choice but to speak to a reporter and file a lawsuit about her case because the confidential system had treated her unfairly. It backfired.

A Judge Took Away These Kids For Good — Until A Higher Court Found A Mistake Courtesy: Shandon Cabinatan and Mahlonna Mawae-Callison

A Judge Took Away These Kids For Good — Until A Higher Court Found A Mistake

An appeals court found that parents in three cases should have had court-appointed lawyers throughout. How many other parents were denied this right?

‘Grab And Go’: How Officials Seized A Fifth Grader To Live With A Father She Barely Knew Courtesy: Hannah David

‘Grab And Go’: How Officials Seized A Fifth Grader To Live With A Father She Barely Knew

The case provides a rare glimpse of Hawaii officials’ immense power to remove children from their households, even without a court order.