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Keith Kaneshiro

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.

A Rare Gift: HPD Chief Donates $500 To Prosecutor’s Campaign Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Rare Gift: HPD Chief Donates $500 To Prosecutor’s Campaign

Records show Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha has only contributed to a campaign once in the past decade.

Denby Fawcett: Why Are Kaena Point Albatross Killers Still Free? Courtesy: Pacific Rim Conservation

Denby Fawcett: Why Are Kaena Point Albatross Killers Still Free?

The suspects have long been known to the Honolulu prosecutor’s office, but no arrests have been made more than 10 months after the slaughter.

Rolling Toward Re-Election, Keith Kaneshiro Defends His Record Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rolling Toward Re-Election, Keith Kaneshiro Defends His Record

Honolulu’s prosecuting attorney cites his accomplishments and answers his critics, but ignores his election challenger.

What Will Anosh Yaqoob Do If He’s Elected? He Has No Idea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Will Anosh Yaqoob Do If He’s Elected? He Has No Idea

The only challenger in the race for Honolulu prosecutor says he'd learn on the job and couldn't name a single law enforcement initiative he'd pursue.
Kaneshiro Files For Re-Election Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Kaneshiro Files For Re-Election

Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro says he wants another four years so he can continue to focus on issues, such as domestic violence, elder abuse and cybercrime.
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.

Inmate Work Furlough Program: Statistical Success or a Public Danger? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Inmate Work Furlough Program: Statistical Success or a Public Danger?

Prison-reform advocates and tough-on-crime proponents glean different conclusions from the same numbers concerning well-publicized prisoners who walk away — and the few who commit new crimes.

Hawaii’s Latest Sex Trafficking Bill Confuses an Already Complex Issue Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Latest Sex Trafficking Bill Confuses an Already Complex Issue

Gov. David Ige should let the laws already put in place do their job of combating sex trafficking and focus on other efforts to help victims.
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.

Hawaii’s First Sexting Case

Former teaching assistant charged with promoting child abuse via sexually explicit text messages.
Keith Kaneshiro