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Honolulu City Prosecutor

Audit Finds Domestic Violence Crackdown Isn’t Working In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Audit Finds Domestic Violence Crackdown Isn’t Working In Honolulu

The workload has increased, but not the number of successful prosecutions, according to the Office of the Auditor.

Katherine Kealoha Sues City To Keep Her Employment Records Secret Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Katherine Kealoha Sues City To Keep Her Employment Records Secret

The deputy prosecutor is under federal investigation for public corruption and Civil Beat wants to check on what she’s done while in office.

Honolulu Prosecutor Could Be A Witness For The Defense Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Prosecutor Could Be A Witness For The Defense

In an unusual move, a defense attorney wants Keith Kaneshiro to testify about a prosecutor’s investigation into “ghost tickets.”

Council OK’s Bill Eliminating Cap On Rail Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council OK’s Bill Eliminating Cap On Rail Money

City council members say the measure will help satisfy federal officials concerns over a spending cap.

FBI Serves Search Warrant At Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

FBI Serves Search Warrant At Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office

Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro has been combative over allegations that one of his top deputies is involved in corruption and conspiracy.

Why Keith Kaneshiro Is Standing Behind Katherine Kealoha Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Why Keith Kaneshiro Is Standing Behind Katherine Kealoha

Honolulu’s top prosecutor has been a harsh critic of a Justice Department investigation into Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his prosecutor wife.

Honolulu Council Members, Prosecutor Fend Off Challengers Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Honolulu Council Members, Prosecutor Fend Off Challengers

Kobayashi, Manahan, Menor and Kaneshiro won re-election by wide margins.

Kealohas’ ‘Bizarre’ Legal Strategy: Filing Lawsuits And Going Public Screen shot/KHON

Kealohas’ ‘Bizarre’ Legal Strategy: Filing Lawsuits And Going Public

Targets of a federal corruption probe, the Honolulu police chief and his prosecutor wife struggle to win the battle of public perception.

Term Limit Changes For Oahu? Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Term Limit Changes For Oahu?

Voters in the City and County of Honolulu will be asked this fall whether to give mayors and Council members three terms in office rather than two.
Carlisle Wants To Be Mayor Of Honolulu, Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Carlisle Wants To Be Mayor Of Honolulu, Again

UPDATED: The former chief executive of the city and county is running on a platform that makes rail and leadership his top priorities.
Is The Proposed Review Of Police Killings Just ‘Window-Dressing’? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is The Proposed Review Of Police Killings Just ‘Window-Dressing’?

Some say a bill to create an independent review board would still keep the public in the dark for far too long.
Lawmakers Consider ‘Mobile Court’ For Homeless Defendants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Consider ‘Mobile Court’ For Homeless Defendants

A court for nonviolent misdemeanor cases involving the homeless might help unclog dockets.