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Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 3 — Brenda Ford

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 3 — Brenda Ford

“When the Legislature refuses to pass laws that the people want, disregards issues that even legislators try to get passed, and refuses to have a statewide citizens initiative process, it is time for a constitutional convention.”

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 3 — Michael Last

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 3 — Michael Last

“It will be a tough uphill battle to accomplish anything against the other Democratic members. Hopefully the general population has had enough of one party rule-making.”

Letters: Tulsi Gabbard’s War

Letters: Tulsi Gabbard’s War

These readers support Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s opposition to defense spending as a way to protest U.S. war policy.

Letters: Mental Hospitals Are A Terrible Idea Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: Mental Hospitals Are A Terrible Idea

We did away with mental institutions for a very good reason.

Letters: Uber’s Surge Pricing Is Merely Supply And Demand Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: Uber’s Surge Pricing Is Merely Supply And Demand

Readers sound off about ride-sharing, the rail project and mental hospitals.

Letters: War Games On The Big Island Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: War Games On The Big Island

A volcanic eruption and military training on the Big island are generating headlines — and reader reaction.

Hawaii Elections Guide 2018 Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Hawaii Elections Guide 2018

Here’s our overview of the 2018 elections including links to essential information, candidate positions and news stories. Check back frequently — we’ll be updating throughout the year.

Hawaii Elections 2018: Primary Ballot Theresa Thompson via Flickr

Hawaii Elections 2018: Primary Ballot

Hundreds of candidates have filed to run in the August primary. We’ll update with info about them throughout the summer.

Letters: There’s More Than One Way To Battle Opioid Overdoses

Letters: There’s More Than One Way To Battle Opioid Overdoses

A Civil Beat columnist’s call for making overdose reversal medicine available over the counter neglected to mention other moves afoot.

Letters: Regulate Uber Drivers — For Their Own Good

Letters: Regulate Uber Drivers — For Their Own Good

In the current environment, they’re paid very little, even as their services put traditional taxi drivers at economic risk.

Letters: Get Involved In The Fight For Clean Water Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: Get Involved In The Fight For Clean Water

It’s unacceptable that the military is looking to take so long to address health hazards from the Red Hill fuel tanks.

Letters: More On How We Talk About Race Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: More On How We Talk About Race

The letters keep coming after Mayor Harry Kim’s reference to “that colored guy” and Civil Beat’s coverage.