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Living Hawaii: Where the Rent Is Too Damn High — Few people seem to embody the laid-back Bohemian beach-bum lifestyle that outsiders associate with Hawaii more than Sonny Silva. The 62-year-old graphic artist rents a compact studio apartment on the "Gold Coast" of Waikiki.

Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor Suspended in Negligent Homicide Case — A deputy city prosecutor who lost track of a misdemeanor negligent homicide case more than a year ago was suspended without pay for four days earlier this month. Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro initially declined to reveal what, if any, disciplinary action had been taken against the deputy prosecutor, citing what he called employee confidentiality concerns.
Nov 25, 2014

A bungled negligent homicide case nets prosecutor 4-day suspension.… via @CivilBeat @PattiatCB

Nov 24, 2014

A Honolulu deputy prosecutor who lost track of a misdemeanor negligent homicide case was suspended w/o pay for 4 days…

Fired Honolulu Cop's File Illustrates Lack of Public Insight into Misconduct — But some Hawaii lawmakers hope to require more disclosure of misconduct and disciplinary action.
Nov 24, 2014

It's not just #Ferguson: Even in #Honolulu, cops may not be prosecuted despite allegations of violence… @CivilBeat

Dear Mayor: Complaints about the Homeless Pour Into Caldwell's Office — Glossy photos of Honolulu high-rises grace the pages of magazines as state and city officials trumpet the revitalization of areas like Kakaako and Ala Moana. But if you ask Lila Marantz, a local financial advisor, parts of Honolulu look more like shanty towns overrun with homeless people.
Nov 24, 2014

Dear @MayorKirkHNL: "Why should local people pay for these bums and lazy people? The taxpayers are upset and angry!”…

Peter Carlisle: On the Ground in North Korea — I just can't get enough of Seoul and Incheon. Both are sister cities with Honolulu. This means our cities are tied together to foster diplomacy, friendship, understanding of our cultural differences and encouragement of trade and tourism.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @CivilBeat: Former Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle was in North Korea. This is what he saw

At TOD Summit, Experts Urge Honolulu to Dream Big — In December of 1977, the Hawaii Architect published an article entitled "Designing Honolulu for Mass Transit" in which Luciano Minerbi, now a professor at the University of Hawaii, argued that Honolulu should be designed as a pedestrian-oriented city where people don't have to rely on cars.

Schatz: Force-Feeding Methods at Guantanamo Bay 'Shock the Conscience'

Nov 24, 2014

RT @pierre: Schatz: Guantanamo Bay Force-Feeding Methods “Shock the Conscience” - Civil Beat

Nov 22, 2014

RT @brianschatz: After our bipartisan trip to Guantanamo last week, I remain convinced we need to close this facility.…

Nov 20, 2014

.@SenBrianSchatz talked w/ @CivilBeat about his recent visit to Guantanamo Bay and the force-feeding of detainees.…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @CivilBeat: Schatz: Force-Feeding Methods at Guantanamo Bay 'Shock the Conscience’