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Kirstin Downey

‘Hawaii Got Almost Everything We Sought’ In Federal Budget Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Hawaii Got Almost Everything We Sought’ In Federal Budget

Despite dismal expectations, the plan preserves spending levels for the Coast Guard, East-West Center and Native Hawaiian services while boosting defense spending.

Battle Lines Are Reforming In Hawaii Over Papahanaumokuakea U.S. Department of the Interior

Battle Lines Are Reforming In Hawaii Over Papahanaumokuakea

Obama’s massive expansion of the national monument was divisive in the islands. Trump’s review will be equally so.

Trump Targets National Monuments, Including Papahanaumokuakea Courtesy: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Trump Targets National Monuments, Including Papahanaumokuakea

The president will issue an executive order to review whether monument restrictions hurt job prospects.

Vice President Pence Cuts Short His Visit To Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Vice President Pence Cuts Short His Visit To Hawaii

Hours before arriving in Honolulu, Pence told aides he was curtailing his visit because he was needed back in Washington

Attack By North Korea Unlikely, Hanabusa Tells Town Hall Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Attack By North Korea Unlikely, Hanabusa Tells Town Hall

At another in a series of town halls held by congressional delegates visiting Hawaii, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa disputed Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s account of risk to Hawaii from North Korea.

Coast Guard Budget Cuts Could Mean Fewer Rescues In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Coast Guard Budget Cuts Could Mean Fewer Rescues In Hawaii

The service’s District 14 is a lifeline for the islands. All coastal states are concerned, but Hawaii would be hit the hardest.

New Federal Law Enhances Tsunami Detection Measures Chad Blair/Civil Beat

New Federal Law Enhances Tsunami Detection Measures

Sweeping weather legislation sponsored by Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz is signed into law by President Trump.

Schatz Optimistic About Resistance To Trump Agenda In DC Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Optimistic About Resistance To Trump Agenda In DC

The senator’s Honolulu town hall drew about 400 people, signaling what he said was growing political activism since Trump’s election.

The Fight Over Papahanaumokuakea Just Escalated Courtesy: Wespac

The Fight Over Papahanaumokuakea Just Escalated

It’s not just Wespac that’s lobbying President Trump to undo marine monument protections in the Pacific.

Gabbard Focuses On North Korea Amid Questions About Syria Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Gabbard Focuses On North Korea Amid Questions About Syria

At her most contentious of three town hall meetings so far, the congresswoman tells her Kailua audience that Hawaii is in the “crosshairs.”

Gabbard Draws Cordial But Subdued Crowd On Lanai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard Draws Cordial But Subdued Crowd On Lanai

The Hawaii congresswoman’s town hall tour of the islands continued Thursday night.

Under Fire In DC, Gabbard Is Still A Hit On The Big Island Kirstin Downey/Civil Beat

Under Fire In DC, Gabbard Is Still A Hit On The Big Island

About 400 people turn out for the congresswoman’s town hall, and seem unconcerned about her controversial stands on Syria.