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Hawaii Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights Deferred Another Year PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights Deferred Another Year

A Senate committee decides the proposed constitutional amendment was flawed and expects a new version next session.
Should Hawaii Pay People Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Pay People Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned?

State lawmakers are considering bills that would essentially provide a salary, health care and other compensation.
Dawn Ige Teams Up with Domestic Violence Action Center

Dawn Ige Teams Up with Domestic Violence Action Center

Hawaii's First Lady attends the center's 25th anniversary luncheon and says her husband, Gov. David Ige, is committed to the cause.
Honolulu Authorities Ramp Up Arrests, Prosecutions of Pimps Civil Beat

Honolulu Authorities Ramp Up Arrests, Prosecutions of Pimps

In some cases, prostitutes are viewed as the victims, rather than the criminals. A package of laws passed in 2011 has helped the fight against promoting prostitution.
Sex Trafficking Measures To Be Proposed This Session Civil Beat

Sex Trafficking Measures To Be Proposed This Session

A task force has come up with proposals to change the way Hawaii handles prostitutes, pimps and johns.
Former HPD Officer Sentenced for Extortion of Hostess Bar PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Former HPD Officer Sentenced for Extortion of Hostess Bar

Roddy Tsunezumi resigned several months before pleading guilty to federal charges in U.S. District Court.
‘Zack Morris’ Molestation Victims Bring Lawsuit Against Hawaii DHS Submitted

‘Zack Morris’ Molestation Victims Bring Lawsuit Against Hawaii DHS

Two men who were sexually abused as teens say the foster care system failed to protect them from a man who emulated a fictional character from "Saved by the Bell."
A Forgiving Abercrombie Pardoned Dozens on His Way Out the Door PF Bentley/Civil Beat

A Forgiving Abercrombie Pardoned Dozens on His Way Out the Door

Hawaii's former governor granted most of the pardons during his final weeks in office. The moves mirrored those of his predecessors.
Former Certified Hawaii CEO Charged with 14 Felony Counts of Theft Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Former Certified Hawaii CEO Charged with 14 Felony Counts of Theft

Honolulu Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro alleges Toni Ann Floerke stole more than $100,000 from three condo associations.
Hawaii Police Claim To Have New Leads In ‘Peter Boy’ Kema Disappearance Screenshot: KITV

Hawaii Police Claim To Have New Leads In ‘Peter Boy’ Kema Disappearance

Nearly two decades ago, a child disappeared on the Big Island. His case is getting another look.

Should Hawaii Send Its Most Violent Mental Patients Away? PF Bentley/Honolulu Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Send Its Most Violent Mental Patients Away?

A Senate committee wants to overhaul the state's mental health facility in Kaneohe and send the most violent patients to the mainland for treatment.
Watch: HPD Releases Cachola Surveillance Videos, 911 Tape Honolulu Police Department

Watch: HPD Releases Cachola Surveillance Videos, 911 Tape

The department's internal investigation is wide-ranging, and includes everyone from the 911 dispatcher to the officers who responded.
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