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  Costly Care: Medicare charged hundreds more than drug’s cost at cash value

  Sources: Suspect in Waipahu attack had recently arrived in Hawaii, was booted from shelter

1 year later, city touts success of Punawai Rest Stop for homeless

  In bizarre twist, head of public defender’s office that exposed Kealoha corruption is ousted

Volunteers wanted for annual homeless Point-in-Time count

  Police arrest suspect accused of sexually assaulting 2 women at office building

Continued Coverage

  Recognizing Hate: FBI begins counting its own hate crime cases in federal data, inaccurate numbers remain

Amid ongoing cost of living woes, Hawaii’s population shrinks for third year

  Wahiawa residents say planned homeless shelter is unsafe

  Watching Your Wallet: Make smart money moves before 2020

  Technicality means the Kealohas could get less prison time in mailbox case

Lanes on Nimitz are getting smaller as rail moves closer to town

  City sets up HONU center to triage homeless people in Waipahu

Three large Inflatable tents at Waipahu Cultural Garden Park make up the first mobile homeless center on Oahu.

City unveils mobile outreach center to help move homeless off the streets

The city unveiled new tents that are part of a mobile project to help homeless individuals and families transition into shelter and permanent housing.

  Suit: Kauai police failed to monitor woman who took an hour to kill herself with blanket

"Her death didn’t make any sense to me.”

  A nonprofit on a mission: Helping at-risk youth find their way through sports

The goals are to give youth positive outlets, and exercise their bodies and minds.

  After 16 years, Navy veteran exonerated in child sex assault case

  Thousands enjoy a good meal, fellowship at Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving

  New tiny home community for the homeless now under construction in Kalaeloa

  Family-owned restaurant delivers Thanksgiving meals homeless encampments

  Preying on patriotism: Sham veterans and first-responder charities ousted for deception, their professional fundraisers largely left unscathed

  Watching Your Wallet: Don’t break your gift budget this holiday season

Honolulu’s acting prosecutor spends hours testifying in federal probe

Acting Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Nadamoto spent three hours testifying before the federal grand jury in the ongoing public corruption case.

  Cashing in on Charity: Donations meant to help sick children, wounded veterans, abused animals instead benefit for-profit fundraisers

Professional fundraisers are for-profit companies that contract with charities to solicit donations by telephone or through the mail. The industry is loosely regulated and can keep as much as 100% of donated dollars.

  A NYC homeless program relocated this family to Hawaii. It wasn’t easy or quick.

Three months after her arrival, Tiffany says this new life has brought her and her children stability and peace.

  Acting city prosecutor gets FBI subpoena to testify in ongoing criminal probe of his boss

It was not immediately clear what the subpoena is demanding.

  Waianae divided over relocation of state’s largest homeless camp

The homeless who live there say they want a better quality of life.

  Weeks after opening, new Big Island homeless shelter nearly at capacity

“Individuals that need a place to stay can come here and get their second wind."

  Despite $30M appropriation, little work underway on Ohana Zones

It was the most money ever put towards solving Hawaii's homeless crisis.

  Katherine Kealoha’s outspoken attorney withdrawing from the mailbox case

Earle Partington is withdrawing as attorney for Katherine Kealoha.

Citing ‘egregious’ fraud,' judge OKs request for new civil trial against Katherine Kealoha

Disgraced former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha has lost another major courtroom battle.

Thanks to donations, Hawaii’s largest homeless camp a step closer to a permanent home

In order to begin operating on that land debt-free, the group needs to raise another $650,000.

  Katherine Kealoha’s ‘Alison Lee Wong’ resurfaces in bizarre court filing

A Bank of Hawaii employee has had the legal names ‘Alison Lee’ and ‘Alison Wong’ when she married, but she was never ‘Alison Lee Wong,’ the infamous imaginary friend ex deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha used to conceal illegal activity.

Missed Opportunity: Federal initiative meant to help poor neighborhoods benefits the rich

Neighborhoods with an average income of about six-figures are labeled “distressed” by the federal government.

  A new village-style homeless project could begin to rise by Thanksgiving on Oahu

It’s called a Kauhale -- a permanent community featuring tiny homes, common areas and shared facilities.

  Hidden Damage: Wrecked, flooded border patrol truck sold at dealership without damage declared

A Virginia man bought a car from a dealership. The title and history looked clear, but it turned out the truck had a dangerous history.

Groundbreaking held for transit-oriented condo-hotel near Ala Moana Center

It's scheduled to open in 2022.

  Is New York really ‘exporting its homeless to Hawaii,' as a recent article claimed?

A NYC Department of Homeless Services spokesperson said the Special One-Time Assistance identifies clients who may have support networks, employment or housing elsewhere.

Friends, relatives ask judge to consider Louis Kealoha’s public service in sentencing

“I honestly don’t know what Chief Kealoha knew or didn’t know about the events for which he stood trial,” one supporter wrote.

  Experts: City unlikely to recoup Louis Kealoha’s $250,000 payout

The payout was given to the former police chief to retire. But he agreed to return it if he was convicted.

  Businesses along busy urban corridor prepare for a hit as rail construction moves east

As construction for the rail project heads east, businesses along a major roadway are bracing for a drop in sales.

  Under deal approved by judge, Kealohas plead guilty to remaining charges

Kealoha and her husband had previously been convicted of multiple felonies in the so-called "Mailbox Trial."

  Roving homeless service center with inflatable tents to debut in Waipahu

The three-year, $6 million pilot project is called HONU.

  Kealohas agree to plead guilty to remaining federal charges

Under the plea deal, Honolulu’s former police chief and his wife, an ex-deputy city prosecutor, will admit to financial crimes. The trial on those charges was set to begin in January.

  Kealohas close to reaching a plea deal for remaining federal charges

Attorneys for Louis and Katherine Kealoha spent the day negotiating with the government on a proposed deal.

  As both await sentencing, ex-police chief files for divorce from his wife

Both were convicted on June 27 in a massive public corruption case.

  Fake Filters? Made-up addresses, strange receipts and copycat websites reveal knock-offs on the market

After several strange clues, a Michigan father questions whether his water filters are authentic. Experts say counterfeit filters are a growing problem in the United States.

These are the top contenders as the new name for fissure 8

The final meeting to select a name will be held next month.

  A federal judge will decide whether the Kealohas are guilty of alleged financial crimes

The decision means that federal Judge Michael Seabright will listen to the facts in the trial and decide whether they’re guilty or not.

  Watching Your Wallet: Student loan debt reaches all-time high

College graduates now owe the most money in history; experts say it's best to pay it back sooner rather than later.

Major rail preparation work to kick off on Dillingham Blvd. next month

“We need to work in concert with all these other projects making sure we don’t step on each other.”

What’s up with Hawaii’s incredible shrinking civilian labor force?

Hawaii’s labor force today is about the same size it was five years ago.

Applications being accepted for affordable senior housing complex

Monthly rent for the one-bedroom units ranges from $680 to $980 based on income.

  Lt. Gov. Green criticizes homeless sweeps, proposes new plan to create more housing

For the first time, Lt. Gov. Josh Green is officially coming out against homeless sweeps.

FTA: Honolulu rail project botched program to relocate homes, businesses

It was a problem HART’s new management discovered last year and reported.

  Federal inmate steps up to defend Katherine Kealoha, criticize judge

The woman accuses the judge of racial bias.

  Crews left with 5 tons of garbage (and counting) after Diamond Head sweep

It’s been nearly eight months since the city has done any kind of homeless enforcement at Kuilei Cliffs Beach Park.

  New late night outreach will target Waikiki’s chronically homeless

On any given night, it’s estimated there are at least 200 homeless people in Waikiki.

  Topic of a Honolulu summit: How to solve Hawaii’s housing crisis

"The crisis is worse than it's ever been."

  Emails show turmoil in state Auditor’s Office during rail audit

The revelation comes amid increased scrutiny of the rail project.

  Recorded interview sheds light on dozens of costly change orders for rail project

New questions are raised about more than $100 million in change orders for rail.

Kealohas granted face-to-face meeting at federal detention center

A federal judge allowed the meeting, overruling detention center officials who didn’t want it to happen.

  Moiliili resident threatens to sue city over sidewalks blocked by homeless camps

“Mothers pushing babies in their strollers. They’re on the street. That’s so dangerous. One of these days someone’s going to get hit."

  Judge says civil lawsuit against Katherine Kealoha was tainted with fraud

Relatives of Katherine Kealoha who once unsuccessfully sued the former Honolulu deputy prosecutor for theft have been granted a new trial.

  Nonprofit to end critical case management for mentally ill

“It’s a population that’s often misunderstood. They struggle with the day-to-day basics."

  Alleged false police report at center of retaliation claim against prosecutor’s office

Kaneshiro’s special assistant, Roger Lau, called Honolulu Police claiming employees heard the woman threaten to get a gun and shoot the administration.

  ‘It makes you proud’: USS Arizona Memorial reopens after lengthy closure

“This is a bucket list thing. It’s was pretty, pretty impressive, nothing short of incredible," said Bob Drake.

  Court report: Katherine Kealoha should spend more than a decade behind bars

“The government just piled it on."

  Katherine Kealoha’s relatives point to her conviction in bid for new civil trial

While Kealoha, a former high-ranking deputy prosecutor, was found guilty in federal court, she famously won the 2015 civil suit filed against her in state court by members of her family.

  State’s only psychiatric street medicine team gets $500,000 from city

The IHS street medicine team is led by a psychiatrist and goes into homeless camps to treat engage and treat patients.

Maui police seek other possible victims of officer accused of abusing power

“We want to let the Maui community know that we are concerned about recent revelations within the department.”

  Woman says she complained to MPD a year ago about officer accused of inappropriate conduct

The new allegations came a day after HNN reported the story.

  Maui officer accused of offering to throw trial for woman he arrested

The woman fears retaliation and believes the officer looked up her phone number in the arrest report, and also knows where she lives.

  Retired judge testifies at grand jury hearing evidence against prosecutor’s office

Retired District Court Judge David Lo spent more than two hours inside the federal grand jury room before being wheeled out by an FBI agent.

Proposals for the cost to ride the rail discussed, but public input still wanted

The commission met Tuesday to discuss some ideas and recommendations.

In Hawaii, infant care is pricier than college

The average cost for infant care in Hawaii is more than $1,100 a month.

Officer who pleaded guilty in Kealoha corruption case fights to keep job

Honolulu Police Officer Danny Sellers reached a plea deal.

  How much time will the Kealohas spend in prison? It depends

Former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha has already spent 45 days behind bars.

  3 West Oahu rail stations nearly complete

Just a year from now, the rail authority plans to launch its interim service between Kapolei and Aloha Stadium.

  Measure of Hate documentary explores the undercounting of crimes in America

InvestigateTV shows issues with undercounting hate crimes, including the FBI failing to meet a federal mandate to report. After months of reporting on this issue, this documentary also highlights results of the investigation, including police departments amending their records.