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Hawaii Office of Information Practices

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.

List – The 6 States Less Accountable Than Hawaii

When it comes to the "enforcement gap," few scored worse than Hawaii.
Hawaii Has No More Excuses For Not Improving Accountability

Hawaii Has No More Excuses For Not Improving Accountability

Cvici leaders need to use the nationwide study as a way to bolster transparency and accountability.
Hawaii Ranks Near Bottom for Enforcement of Transparency Laws

Hawaii Ranks Near Bottom for Enforcement of Transparency Laws

National State Integrity Investigation ranks Hawaii 44th when it comes to gap between law and practice.
Accountability Project: Hawaii Compared With Other States

Accountability Project: Hawaii Compared With Other States

Hawaii earned mostly C's and D's for its transparency laws and practices.
Civil Beat and the State Accountability Project

Civil Beat and the State Accountability Project

Reporting effort examines transparency and accountability of Hawaii state government.
All Is Not Sunny When It Comes to Ethics in Hawaii

All Is Not Sunny When It Comes to Ethics in Hawaii

Lawmakers' attempt to gut good-government legislation reveals the shady side of state politics.
Hawaii Office of Information Practices