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City considers hiring outside party to audit ethics commission

The city auditor estimated an outside accountant, management or law firm would likely take on such a job for between $25,000 and $100,000.

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Recall issued after scallops linked to hepatitis A also shipped to California, Nevada

In all, nearly 24,000 pounds of potentially tainted food were distributed.

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City faces stiff fine, penalties for massive Ala Moana sewage spill

Always Investigating has learned there’s a looming health department enforcement action that indicates more could have been done and require…

Loretta Sheehan

Newest police commissioner calls out colleagues, urges investigation into chief

In her testimony before the city council, Loretta Sheehan took her commission colleagues to task, saying they haven’t done enough to dig int…

Louis and Katherine Kealoha

Kealohas file motion to dismiss federal prosecutor from grand jury investigation

Attorney Myles Breiner says the prosecutor violated the process by leaking information about the grand jury proceedings.

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Public Utilities Commission denies HECO-NextEra merger in 2-0 vote

The PUC says NextEra didn’t show that the merger was in the public interest, and the benefits it offered were both inadequate and uncertain.

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Honolulu mayor requests rail deadline extension to June 2017

The mayor is now asking the feds to give him until next June, citing uncertainty with elections on the federal, state, and county level.