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Will GOP Punish Hawaii Because We’re Democrats? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will GOP Punish Hawaii Because We’re Democrats?

Schatz and Hirono are already making stands on Trump’s environmental nominees. But the state’s GOP chair warns against going too far.

Hawaii Residents Journey To DC For Very Different Reasons Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Residents Journey To DC For Very Different Reasons

Some are here to celebrate a new direction for the country. Others will march for the preservation of women’s rights.

Gabbard In Syria, Hanabusa In Honolulu As DC Fills Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard In Syria, Hanabusa In Honolulu As DC Fills Up

Hundreds of Hawaii residents are converging on the nation’s capital for inauguration-related events, but so far their congresswomen aren’t there.

Hirono Takes Stand Against Attorney General Nominee Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hirono Takes Stand Against Attorney General Nominee

The Hawaii senator, who moved to the United States as a child, chided Sen. Jeff Sessions for his stances on immigration reform.

Schatz Gets Key Role On Military Panel Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Gets Key Role On Military Panel

Hawaii senator hopeful that new post will bring money to the state.

What Would ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Mean For Military-Heavy Hawaii? Courtesy of Sen. Mazie Hirono

What Would ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Mean For Military-Heavy Hawaii?

Former Marine Gen. James Mattis is likely headed for confirmation as defense secretary. He met Friday with Sen. Mazie Hirono.

Trump Gives Hawaii Republicans A Rare Chance To Celebrate Kirstin Downey/Civil Beat

Trump Gives Hawaii Republicans A Rare Chance To Celebrate

About 400 people attended a gala dinner — and some of them plan to journey to Washington for the inauguration.

Obamas Depart, Ending Last Presidential Vacation On Oahu

Obamas Depart, Ending Last Presidential Vacation On Oahu

The president visits the East-West Center on the UH Manoa campus Sunday morning to start off the new year.

Hanabusa Makes Her Escape From The Federal Building Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Makes Her Escape From The Federal Building

Seeking a more welcoming venue for her Honolulu office, she becomes the first member of the congressional delegation to move out.

Why Now, After 75 Years? Japan And US Had Their Reasons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Now, After 75 Years? Japan And US Had Their Reasons

Their resurgent interest in reconciliation on display at Pearl Harbor comes amid a growing Chinese threat and a destabilized world stage.

Abe At Pearl Harbor: ‘Sincere And Everlasting Condolences’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Abe At Pearl Harbor: ‘Sincere And Everlasting Condolences’

Japan’s prime minister and President Obama stress “the power of reconciliation” in recalling the historic events 75 years after the attack on U.S. forces.

Ige, Trump Agree On This: We Need Better-Paying Jobs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, Trump Agree On This: We Need Better-Paying Jobs

Hawaii has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, but for many workers that doesn’t translate into livable wages.