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Advocates join forces to help sexual assault victims

A collaborative effort has been formed among Honolulu prosecutors, the Sex Abuse Treatment Center Hawaii, the Children’s Justice Center, Child Welfare Services and the Honolulu Police Department to help victims of sexual assault. Read more

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Hawaii police reform bills progress in Legislature

As the 2021 legislative session got underway, lawmakers were facing calls to pass measures aimed at law enforcement reforms largely in response to police-involved shootings and other deadly incidents here and on the mainland. Read more

                                Sandy Ma reflected on the challenges her parents faced while immigrating from Taiwan to the U.S. in the 1960s while raising a family. She emphasized that many immigrants traveling to the U.S. longed for the “American dream.”
Asian Americans in Hawaii grieve attack in Atlanta

Asian Americans — comprising Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos and more — make up the largest ethnic group in the state. Diverse as Hawaii is, it still has a history of anti-Asian incidents, such as the Japanese internment camps on Oahu during Word War II. Read more

Hawaii to pay more than $1.7M to settle lawsuits

Claims stemming from a deadly crash on a Likelike Highway onramp and injuries to a female inmate who wasn’t wearing a seat belt while being transported from a court hearing are among the cases that could cost Hawaii taxpayers more than $1.7 million in legal settlements this year. Read more

Bills would ban no-knock warrants in Hawaii

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would ban no-knock warrants, which allow police officers — plainclothes or in uniform — to enter a premises unannounced. Read more

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