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Chad Blair: Hey! What About The Native Hawaiians? Courtesy of Joseph Esser

Chad Blair: Hey! What About The Native Hawaiians?

A high-profile panel discussion focused on Hawaii’s unique identity but had little to say about the host culture.

Military Transgender Ban Draws Ire Of Hawaii Congressional Delegation Flickr: Naval Surface Warriors

Military Transgender Ban Draws Ire Of Hawaii Congressional Delegation

Sen. Hirono and Reps. Hanabusa and Gabbard are among many criticizing President Trump for his surprise announcement.

Hawaii AG Takes A Break From Trump Suits To Handle Dog Leash Case Flickr: Sue Salisbury

Hawaii AG Takes A Break From Trump Suits To Handle Dog Leash Case

Doug Chin’s office is apparently targeting a Maui deputy prosecutor for violating leash laws.

$16K Gift To Pay OHA Trustee’s Legal Fees Raises Ethical Questions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$16K Gift To Pay OHA Trustee’s Legal Fees Raises Ethical Questions

UPDATED: Trustee Rowena Akana, who’s in a legal battle with other board members, disclosed the money in a recent ethics report.

Hirono’s Up For Re-Election Next Year But Schatz Has Twice The Cash U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono

Hirono’s Up For Re-Election Next Year But Schatz Has Twice The Cash

Campaign finance reports show Hawaii’s U.S. senators have far different totals on hand, but Hirono did raise $400,000 from April to June.

Gabbard Rakes In Far More Campaign Cash Than Hanabusa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard Rakes In Far More Campaign Cash Than Hanabusa

The latest federal campaign finance reports indicate very different strategies by Hawaii’s congresswomen, and reinforce the notion Hanabusa may run for governor.

National Poll Finds That David Ige Is One Of The Least Popular Governors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

National Poll Finds That David Ige Is One Of The Least Popular Governors

Hawaii’s chief executive had an approval rating below 50 percent in the survey, unlike most other governors.

Chad Blair: This Young Leader Is All Fired Up Courtesy of Jen Ruggles

Chad Blair: This Young Leader Is All Fired Up

Are Puna and Kau being discriminated against? Jen Ruggles thinks so, especially when it comes to basic human services.

Chad Blair: Hawaii’s Senators Get Feisty With Tweets And Sound Bites Twitter

Chad Blair: Hawaii’s Senators Get Feisty With Tweets And Sound Bites

Move over, Tulsi Gabbard: Other members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation are also getting national attention.

Hawaii Unlikely To Cooperate With Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Unlikely To Cooperate With Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel

State law doesn’t allow for the sharing of personal information with the federal government.

Chin Says It’s ‘Premature’ For Trump To Claim Victory In Travel Ban Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chin Says It’s ‘Premature’ For Trump To Claim Victory In Travel Ban Case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the ban can partially take effect for now, and agreed to hear arguments in the case this fall.

Chad Blair: Can Ige Turn Modesty Into A Campaign Asset?

Chad Blair: Can Ige Turn Modesty Into A Campaign Asset?

Hawaii’s governor, who partly blames poor communications for his dismal poll numbers, will have to speak up a lot more if he hopes to win re-election.