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Nick Grube

Honolulu Vetoes Don’t Stand Test of Time

History shows the Honolulu City Council makes it hard on a mayor who vetoes.
Carlisle’s Fall: Incumbent Is ‘Skunked’ By Cayetano

Carlisle’s Fall: Incumbent Is ‘Skunked’ By Cayetano

Honolulu mayor couldn't overcome former governor's presence in primary.
Honolulu City Council: Several Candidates Win Their Seats in Primary

Honolulu City Council: Several Candidates Win Their Seats in Primary

UPDATED 10 p.m. City Council will see at least two new faces with five districts on the ballot.
Cayetano, Caldwell To Duel For Honolulu Mayor

Cayetano, Caldwell To Duel For Honolulu Mayor

Carlisle out; former governor unable to capture more than 50 percent of vote to avoid runoff.
What Aloha Spirit? It’s Election Season Flickr.com

What Aloha Spirit? It’s Election Season

Hawaii isn't used to seeing a lot of negative campaign ads. This year that could change.
Hawaii Judge Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Hawaii Judge Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

UPDATED Alan Kay rejects lawsuit from lesbian couple who argued law was unconstitutional.
Agent Charged in Waikiki Murder Loses Bid to Move Case

Agent Charged in Waikiki Murder Loses Bid to Move Case

Hawaii federal judge rules that agent in Honolulu for APEC cannot move case to higher court.
Cayetano Hospitalized As Honolulu Mayor’s Race Enters Final Days

Cayetano Hospitalized As Honolulu Mayor’s Race Enters Final Days

UPDATED Wife says bleeding ulcer not life-threatening, former Hawaii gov should be out of the hospital by mid-week.
PRP: Super PAC? Bully? Or Just Playing the Game?

PRP: Super PAC? Bully? Or Just Playing the Game?

Hawaii labor group has become a major force in the mayor's race.
Not So Public: City Shells Out $600k But For What?

Not So Public: City Shells Out $600k But For What?

Honolulu approves settlement with former police officer, but details are murky.
Lawsuit: Hawaii IBEW Chief Wanted Hitman To Take Out His Enemies

Lawsuit: Hawaii IBEW Chief Wanted Hitman To Take Out His Enemies

But union leader says the allegations are bogus.
Rail Makes Caldwell The Man In The Middle Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Rail Makes Caldwell The Man In The Middle

Honolulu mayoral candidate struggles to define his campaign, yet gets support.