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Kirstin Downey

Schatz Announces Big Increase In Military Spending For Hawaii U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Schatz Announces Big Increase In Military Spending For Hawaii

If a subcommittee’s Thursday vote holds up, the islands would see $266 million in spending in fiscal year 2018, up from $197 million.

As Global Tensions Rise, Senators Grill Nominee For Navy Secretary U.S. Senate Photographic Studio

As Global Tensions Rise, Senators Grill Nominee For Navy Secretary

Armed Services Committee members ask Richard V. Spencer what he intends to do to rebuild U.S. military strength.

Support For Trump Holds Steady Among Hawaii Republicans Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Support For Trump Holds Steady Among Hawaii Republicans

The president’s unpopularity in one of the country’s bluest states makes many local Republicans more loyal to him.

Hawaii Pushes Back Against Trump Policies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Pushes Back Against Trump Policies

At least 12 actions opposing the administration range from a lawsuit challenging Trump’s travel ban to a letter protesting harsh new sentencing guidelines.

 

Hawaii May Feel Less Pain Than Elsewhere If GOP Guts Obamacare KITV

Hawaii May Feel Less Pain Than Elsewhere If GOP Guts Obamacare

Even before the Affordable Care Act went into effect, Hawaii had one of the nation’s lowest rates of uninsured thanks to a health-care coverage law passed four decades ago.

Navy’s Widening Bribery And Sex Scandal Has Many Hawaii Connections Kevin H. Tierney/U.S. Department of Defense

Navy’s Widening Bribery And Sex Scandal Has Many Hawaii Connections

A former Seventh Fleet commander from Oahu pleads guilty in Honolulu for concealing his relationship with a Malaysian defense contractor.

Civil Beat Poll: Tulsi Gabbard’s Surprising Plunge In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Tulsi Gabbard’s Surprising Plunge In Hawaii

Statewide, Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono are viewed more favorably than Gabbard while Colleen Hanabusa’s numbers are slightly lower.

Brian Schatz: ‘Invigorating To See People So Engaged’ In Resisting Trump Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Brian Schatz: ‘Invigorating To See People So Engaged’ In Resisting Trump

The Hawaii senator perceives a whole new political landscape in the islands, with constituents following “every twist and turn.”

Wild Chickens Are Flocking To Whole Foods In Kailua Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Wild Chickens Are Flocking To Whole Foods In Kailua

The Kailua Neighborhood Board passed a motion recently asking the city to revise its feral chicken removal program to focus on trapping roosters.

Trump’s Review Of National Monuments Panned In Public Comments James Watt

Trump’s Review Of National Monuments Panned In Public Comments

The government is accepting input on the reconsideration of protections at 29 monuments, including Papahanaumokuakea.

No Quick Relief In Sight For Lousy Airline Service Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Quick Relief In Sight For Lousy Airline Service

During recent U.S. House and Senate hearings, lawmakers vented their ire at airline practices but showed little willingness to pass new consumer protections.

Hirono Town Hall: Hawaii Senator Promises To Keep Resisting Trump Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hirono Town Hall: Hawaii Senator Promises To Keep Resisting Trump

Worried Democrats pressed her on what Democrats were doing to battle growing GOP power.