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Contractor Pleads Guilty In Schofield Bribery Case U.S. Army

Contractor Pleads Guilty In Schofield Bribery Case

John Winslett admitted taking more than $700,000 in kickbacks.

Feds Step Up Enforcement Of Illegal Gambling In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Step Up Enforcement Of Illegal Gambling In Hawaii

Officials say asset forfeiture will be a key strategy in stopping and deterring the spread of illicit gambling houses.

PETA Wants Kauai Inmate To Eat Vegan Meals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

PETA Wants Kauai Inmate To Eat Vegan Meals

The animal rights group argues that the inmate, charged with destroying his boss’s home with a machete, also acted violently when he went fishing.

Justice Served? A Highly Unusual Hawaii Law Is Costing This Woman Her Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Justice Served? A Highly Unusual Hawaii Law Is Costing This Woman Her Home

Her son was one of five teenagers who robbed and shot a Pearl City man during a home invasion 19 years ago. Now the victim has wound up with her house as part of his restitution claim.

‘I Did Not Jump Off The Train’ Contributed by the Salazar family

‘I Did Not Jump Off The Train’

Recovering Amtrak passenger Aaron Salazar, who was found critically injured in a remote part of California, disputes Amtrak’s initial finding that he may have attempted suicide.

Gun Crimes Are Rising In Hawaii, But Still Below Historic Levels Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Gun Crimes Are Rising In Hawaii, But Still Below Historic Levels

Violent crimes involving firearms have risen 24 percent in the last four years. Many of the guns, prosecutors say, were stolen.

 

HPD Hopes Body Cameras Will Reduce Confrontations — And Lawsuits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HPD Hopes Body Cameras Will Reduce Confrontations — And Lawsuits

At a cost of $3.5 million, Honolulu will equip all its officers with body cameras during the next year — following a step taken by many large urban departments.

Why The Number of Criminal Defendants Sent To The State Hospital Is Soaring Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why The Number of Criminal Defendants Sent To The State Hospital Is Soaring

Experts cite Hawaii's large number of homeless mentally ill, who are often charged with minor crimes, and the lack of preventive services.
One Senator’s Prescription For Making The State Hospital Safer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

One Senator’s Prescription For Making The State Hospital Safer

Officials say they’re already taking steps to make the facility more escape-proof by adding fences and suspending patient privileges.

Hawaii State Hospital Wasn’t Built For The Type Of Patients It Serves AP

Hawaii State Hospital Wasn’t Built For The Type Of Patients It Serves

Some lawmakers want tighter security at the psychiatric hospital, where seven patients have escaped since 2014, until new facilities are built.

Officials Still Silent About How Killer Escaped From Hawaii State Hospital PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Officials Still Silent About How Killer Escaped From Hawaii State Hospital

The AG’s office issued a $500,000 warrant for the arrest of Randall Saito, calling him a “dangerous individual” who needs to be off the street.

Hawaii Set To Roll Back Nation’s Toughest Drug Paraphernalia Laws Steven Depolo/Flickr.com

Hawaii Set To Roll Back Nation’s Toughest Drug Paraphernalia Laws

A bill decriminalizing the possession or sale of pipes, bongs and other drug paraphernalia is cruising through the Legislature, despite strong opposition from prosecutors.

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