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Chad Blair

Gov. Ige’s Campaign Cash As Low As His Poll Numbers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige’s Campaign Cash As Low As His Poll Numbers

The incumbent, who has held just three fundraisers, has raised far less than most sitting governors at this point.

Chad Blair: Academy Teaches Aspiring Leaders How To ‘Change The World’ Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action

Chad Blair: Academy Teaches Aspiring Leaders How To ‘Change The World’

Gary Hooser’s Kuleana Academy is cultivating idealistic people to become Hawaii’s future leaders — and to challenge the state’s political establishment.

First Hawaii Dispensary Approved For Medical Marijuana Sales Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

First Hawaii Dispensary Approved For Medical Marijuana Sales

Maui Grown Therapies gets the green light from the state Department of Health.

Feds Offer An Additional $3 Million To Help Ease Impact Of Micronesian Migration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Offer An Additional $3 Million To Help Ease Impact Of Micronesian Migration

Hawaii will receive an additional $1.27 million on top of an annual payment of $12.6 million, but the costs of serving the immigrants is far higher.

Chad Blair: Honolulu’s Alternative Weekly Rides Again In Digitized Back Issues

Chad Blair: Honolulu’s Alternative Weekly Rides Again In Digitized Back Issues

The UH Manoa library has made Honolulu’s late, great alternative newspaper accessible. Some of its content from a 22-year run still resonates.

Court Rejects Marshall Islands’ Suit Against US Over Nuclear Treaty Wikimedia Commons

Court Rejects Marshall Islands’ Suit Against US Over Nuclear Treaty

The lawsuit sought to force the U.S. to comply with an international treaty on nuclear nonproliferation.

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.