Nanea Kalani

Nanea Kalani is a former Civil Beat staff member.
Elections on Track as Court Rules Against Hawaii Redistricting Suit

Elections on Track as Court Rules Against Hawaii Redistricting Suit

Federal judges deny preliminary injunction; underlying lawsuit will proceed to trial.
Redistricting Challenge Could Result in Two Hawaii Primaries Sara Lin/Civil Beat

Redistricting Challenge Could Result in Two Hawaii Primaries

State attorney says changing course would disrupt elections.
Hawaii County Council Candidates Tapping Into Public Financing

Hawaii County Council Candidates Tapping Into Public Financing

Seven Big Island candidates have received $145,000 for their primary campaigns.
Embattled Wahiawa Senior Center Gets State Grant

Embattled Wahiawa Senior Center Gets State Grant

UPDATED Legislature approves grant-in-aid for ORI Anuenue Hale, the nonprofit at center of federal investigation.
Pension Spiking Measures Await Gov’s OK

Pension Spiking Measures Await Gov’s OK

Bills eliminate overtime from counting toward new hires' benefits, require employers to foot bill.
Supreme Court: Native Hawaiian Practitioner Violated Park Rules

Supreme Court: Native Hawaiian Practitioner Violated Park Rules

State's interest in regulating cultural rights outweighed kahu's privilege to engage in Hawaiian practices.
Cashing In: Hawaii Candidates Stockpiling Campaign Cash

Cashing In: Hawaii Candidates Stockpiling Campaign Cash

Several politicians have at least $200,000 in campaign war chests.
Input Wanted on Plan to Modernize Hawaii’s Outdated Technology

Input Wanted on Plan to Modernize Hawaii’s Outdated Technology

Draft plan to update state's IT infrastructure now online for feedback.
Hawaii Voter Registration Could Be Online By 2016

Hawaii Voter Registration Could Be Online By 2016

Bill before governor requiring online voter registration system.
How Abercrombie Fared at the 2012 Legislature Chad Blair/Civil Beat

How Abercrombie Fared at the 2012 Legislature

From righting the canoe to investing in the future, a look at the governor's successes.
Added Capital Projects Boost Hawaii CIP Budget to $3 Billion

Added Capital Projects Boost Hawaii CIP Budget to $3 Billion

List includes bond money for UH, public schools, public hospitals, IT infrastructure.