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Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders

Through endorsements and contributions, United Public Workers backed old-guard candidates and others who challenged current leadership.

Hawaii State Rep. Clift Tsuji Dies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii State Rep. Clift Tsuji Dies

The Big Island lawmaker, 75, chaired the Agriculture Committee. Services are pending.

House Adds To Leadership Team Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Adds To Leadership Team

House Democrats re-elected Joe Souki as speaker Monday and confirmed additional leadership positions.

Beware Of Big Brown Globs In The Waters Off Hawaii Beaches Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Beware Of Big Brown Globs In The Waters Off Hawaii Beaches

Some near-shore waters can be heavily contaminated with fecal matter. Talks are underway about when signs should be posted.

Hawaii Senate Shuffles Leadership, Braces For Trump Presidency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Shuffles Leadership, Braces For Trump Presidency

Senate President Ron Kouchi stays at the helm but taps a new vice president.

Kauai Logs 12th Drowning Of 2016 — Twice As Many As Last Year Courtesy: Kyle Pearce/Flickr

Kauai Logs 12th Drowning Of 2016 — Twice As Many As Last Year

Two tourists die in two days on the Garden Isle, one at Poipu Beach and the other at Larsen’s Beach.

Voters Split On Making Changes To State Constitution Courtesy: 401(K) 2012/Flickr

Voters Split On Making Changes To State Constitution

Voters narrowly agreed to a measure involving excess state funds but turned down an increase in the financial threshold for jury trials.

Chang Tops Slom In Race To Unseat Hawaii’s Only GOP Senator Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Chang Tops Slom In Race To Unseat Hawaii’s Only GOP Senator

Other than Slom and Pouha, incumbents fared well in legislative races. Rhoads, Gates, Holt and Nakamura won open seats.

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race Flickr: Images_of_Money

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race

With few exceptions, Democrats are winning the money game against Republican opponents in key state House and Senate races.

What Should The State Do With Any Surplus Funds? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Should The State Do With Any Surplus Funds?

One ballot measure would change how extra money is handled, another boosts the threshhold for a jury trial.

Competitive Races Are The Exceptions In Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Competitive Races Are The Exceptions In Hawaii Legislature

The Capitol won’t lose its blue hue, as 25 candidates are unopposed and six Democrats have no Republican challenger.

Shoo-In Candidates For Congress Raise Nearly $1M, Spend More Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Shoo-In Candidates For Congress Raise Nearly $1M, Spend More

Brian Schatz, Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa are not worried about losing this year, but they are making moves for their future.