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Chad Blair

Four Couples And The Civil Unions Bill

Four Couples And The Civil Unions Bill

As Gov. Lingle nears a decision on House Bill 444, four same-sex couples explain what the bill means to them and why it should become law.
Resign To Run Law Was Designed to Stop One Man

Resign To Run Law Was Designed to Stop One Man

Mufi Hannemann must resign as Honolulu mayor by July 20 if he wants to…
Lawmakers Don’t Show For Own Hearing On Homelessness

Lawmakers Don’t Show For Own Hearing On Homelessness

What does it say about the state Legislature when only two lawmakers showed up for a hearing on dealing with…
U.S. Investment in Shanghai Expo Called “Debacle”

U.S. Investment in Shanghai Expo Called “Debacle”

Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle will depart Friday for a two-week trip to China and Japan to promote tourism, trade and…
Going Forward: The Democratic Race For Governor

Going Forward: The Democratic Race For Governor

Considering the campaign styles, strengths and weaknesses of Mufi Hannemann and Neil Abercrombie. In the end, primary may come down to which candidate Democratic voters are most comfortable with.
Case Closed: What Ed’s Bombshell Means For Democrats

Case Closed: What Ed’s Bombshell Means For Democrats

By dropping out of the race for Congress, Ed Case wins Democrats' admiration, brings his party together and stays alive to run another day.
Can Hawaii Democrats Unite At Weekend Convention?

Can Hawaii Democrats Unite At Weekend Convention?

It won't be easy. In this fall's primary election, the most hotly contested races are between Democrats.

Discussion: Hawaii 1st Congressional District Election

The special election is behind us. Charles Djou is in Washington. But now we’re heading toward the…
UPDATE: Mufi Hannemann Declares Bid For Governor

UPDATE: Mufi Hannemann Declares Bid For Governor

Honolulu's mayor made it official: He will run against fellow Democrat Neil Abercrombie in the Sept. 18 primary for Hawaii governor.
‘Hawaii Dive-O.’ A Revisionist View Of The Beloved Cop Show

‘Hawaii Dive-O.’ A Revisionist View Of The Beloved Cop Show

In the wake of "Lost," locals are excited about the new 'Hawaii Five-O.' But when are we going to get a show that captures the "real" islands?
Mufi v. Neil in 1986: The Bloody First Round

Mufi v. Neil in 1986: The Bloody First Round

The last time Abercrombie and Hannemann went head to head it was so ugly that Hawaii sent a Republican to Congress. Civil Beat revisits the strange primary-special election of 24 years ago.