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Hawaii Office of Information Practices

A Test Of Hawaii’s Fledgling Public Records Law

A Test Of Hawaii’s Fledgling Public Records Law

The exemption for police disciplinary records has its basis in a 1993 clarification of the law.
Not So Public: Open Records Agency Takes Up Our Appeal, 1 Year Later

Not So Public: Open Records Agency Takes Up Our Appeal, 1 Year Later

Honolulu Police Department had rejected Civil Beat request for information about two cops.
Off The Beat: Open Records Agency Does Public No Favors

Off The Beat: Open Records Agency Does Public No Favors

Hawaii's Office of Information Practices celebrates a new barrier to accessing public records.

OIP Questions The ‘State Accountability Project’

Open records agency raises questions about Hawaii's scorecard from the State Integrity Investigation.
Let Us Now Praise a Lone Hawaii Voice Fighting for Open Records

Let Us Now Praise a Lone Hawaii Voice Fighting for Open Records

Hawaii lawmakers should listen to retired UH journalism prof Keever, not OIP.

Public Access to Information, in Practice

Hawaii Accountability Project, Part 2: Read the basis for Hawaii's D grade.

List – Top 3 Areas Where Hawaii Less Accountable Than Other States

State Integrity Investigation points out where Hawaii trails other states.
Hawaii Office of Information Practices