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A Baking Job Helped A Federal Offender Transform Her Life After Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Baking Job Helped A Federal Offender Transform Her Life After Prison

A Honolulu nonprofit’s support was essential to turning Kellyn Cabral’s life around, she says.

Hawaii Open Meetings Law Leaves Some Neighborhood Boards Befuddled Kirstin Downey/Civil Beat

Hawaii Open Meetings Law Leaves Some Neighborhood Boards Befuddled

Rules determine who is permitted to speak with who and under what terms. But interpretations differ.

How To Remove Homeless People From A Park? Close It, Honolulu Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How To Remove Homeless People From A Park? Close It, Honolulu Says

Opponents of the city proposal say closing parks is not the answer when better enforcement and maintenance is needed.

Keep The Change: Honolulu Won’t Try To Recover Almost $100,000 It Overpaid Workers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Keep The Change: Honolulu Won’t Try To Recover Almost $100,000 It Overpaid Workers

Despite a state law that says governments “shall” recover overpayments, Human Resources Director Carolee Kubo says it’s too late and, besides, the city made the mistake.

Mysteries Surround Pay For Top Staffers At Prominent Honolulu Rehab Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mysteries Surround Pay For Top Staffers At Prominent Honolulu Rehab

Why did Sand Island Treatment Center report much higher salaries in its tax returns than in bids for state contracts? The rehab won’t say.

Judge: New Kealoha Attorney Is Good To Go Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: New Kealoha Attorney Is Good To Go

Gary Singh has no conflict despite a news report suggesting he did, a federal judge ruled

Family Asks Judge To Overturn Verdict That Cleared Cops In Man’s Death Honolulu Police Department

Family Asks Judge To Overturn Verdict That Cleared Cops In Man’s Death

A federal jury concluded police officers did not use excessive force in their use of a Taser and pepper spray during an encounter with Sheldon Haleck.

Privately Funded, ‘Destination’ Playground Proposed For Ala Moana Park Courtesy of Paani Kakou

Privately Funded, ‘Destination’ Playground Proposed For Ala Moana Park

A nonprofit would oversee building the free, fenced-in site featuring zip lines, fountains, a snack concession and a police office.

Caldwell’s Short-Term Rental Plan Holds Real Promise

Caldwell’s Short-Term Rental Plan Holds Real Promise

The proposal could take unhosted vacation units off the market and allow homeowners to operate bed-and-breakfasts.