Civil Beat Staff

Chad Blair

Inouye Stands Tall While Others May Fall

Inouye Stands Tall While Others May Fall

In a year when even the Senate seats of President Obama and Vice President Biden are in jeopardy, Hawaii's senior senator has clear path to 9th term.

Who are Hawaii’s key players?

Maya Soetoro-Ng, President Obama’s half-sister and Hawaii resident, lent the Obama glow to Neil Abercrombie’s campaign for governor at a…

Unknown candidates for No. 2 no help for Aiona

So far, only two Republicans have pulled papers to seek the lieutenant governor’s job, neither of them brand names. That…

Wasting away again at the Ala Wai

As the son (but not “the son of a son”) of a sailor man, I am intimate with the recordings…

No Surprise: Prevedouros Turns Republican

Panos Prevedouros will run for Honolulu mayor this year if Mufi Hannemann runs for governor, a near…

Coming Soon? The Aloha Stadium Mall

The state wants to allow commercial shops at Aloha Stadium and to rent the 50,000-seat facility for private use when…

Renewed Fight for Hawaii Civil Unions

Supporters of House Bill 444, the controversial measure that would extend “the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to partners in a civil union” — namely, gay and lesbian couples — want another vote before the state Legislature adjourns April 29.

Hello, Hawaii: Meet Your State Beat Reporter-Host

I am the reporter-host assigned to cover state issues for Honolulu Civil Beat (aka Peer News). First,…