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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.
‘Smart On Crime’: Lawmakers Take Up Wide-Ranging Reforms Flickr: James Cridland

‘Smart On Crime’: Lawmakers Take Up Wide-Ranging Reforms

The massive recommendations of a once-a-decade task force are moving ahead, despite concerns that some go too far.

Honolulu Prosecutor to Hawaii Governor: Veto the Sex Trafficking Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Prosecutor to Hawaii Governor: Veto the Sex Trafficking Bill

Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro believes a new law will make it more difficult to put away pimps.
Honolulu Prosecutor: Kaneshiro Easily Beats Takata

Honolulu Prosecutor: Kaneshiro Easily Beats Takata

Voters give incumbent prosecutor another four years in office.
Candidates for Honolulu Prosecutor Attack Each Other’s Motives

Candidates for Honolulu Prosecutor Attack Each Other’s Motives

Keith Kaneshiro, Kevin Takata respond to Civil Beat questions.

Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Responds to Civil Beat on Deedy Case

The prosecutor’s office has no objection to releasing the video once the case goes to trial.
As Shooting Rumors Swirl, Authorities Keep Details Under Wraps

As Shooting Rumors Swirl, Authorities Keep Details Under Wraps

Honolulu prosecutor won't share basic facts of the case.
Even Without Challenger, Carlisle Rakes In Cash

Even Without Challenger, Carlisle Rakes In Cash

UPDATED Honolulu mayor collected $280,000 from January through June.