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A confrontation with police early Tuesday night left one man dead and another in custody. 

U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam

As Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of Hawaii's worst mass shooting, it's worth noting that the state has some of the strictest gun restrictions in the country and the lowest rate of gun deaths.

The Conversation: Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Dec 20, 2017
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Social Media Vigilantism; Local Net Neutrality; Fake News and Mainstream Media

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Pasu Au Yeung / Flickr

A major city in the Asia Pacific is struggling with recent headlines about crime. It’s a location that’s historically been considered safe, but over the last few weeks, cases have ranged from armed robbery to kidnapping. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Big Island Video News
Big Island Video News

  As the lava flow has been creeping through Puna, some have expressed concern about the potential for rising crime rates in the areas affected by lava.  Police do have concerns, but not in Puna.  HPR’s Sherry Bracken talked with police to find out more.

Hawaii's HOPE Probation Program

Jan 6, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

A Hawaii Circuit Court Judge implemented a new felony probation program more than 9 years ago. It was the first and only one of its kind in the nation. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.    

State Launches Juvenile Justice Working Group

Aug 14, 2013
Wayne Yoshioka

The State launched a bi-partisan, multi-departmental effort today to analyze and develop legislation to curb juvenile crime and reduce cost for taxpayers. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.  

Otto Bakes His Last Cake in Chinatown

Jul 1, 2013
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

This past Friday, a popular Chinatown bakery served its last slice of cheesecake. The owner says he's faced threats and violence from drug dealers in the neighborhood. He's decided to close up shop and relocate, for the safety of his customers and employees. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with the owner and has this report.

Otto Cake reopens in Kaimuki, 1127 12th Avenue, on July 4th.