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Gabbard To Join Veterans In Protest Of North Dakota Oil Pipeline

Hawaii’s congresswoman says she will attend demonstrations near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Sunday.

Tulsi Gabbard Talks With Trump About Syria And Terrorism

Although some media are reporting she’s under consideration for posts in the new administration, Gabbard says she just wanted to talk about foreign policy concerns.

Who Voted For Donald Trump In Hawaii?

A lot of his support came from mostly white, affluent tourism areas. He did especially well on parts of the North Shore.

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 Hasn’t Been This Short On Congressional Clout In Awhile

“I don’t think Hawaii can expect any favors from the federal government anytime soon,” says one analyst.

Schatz: Remember Sanders’ Passion When Looking To 2018 Vote

“We need a progressive counter-revolution,” says the Hawaii senator, who was elected to a full six-year term Tuesday.

Hawaii’s General Election Turnout Dipped To 58.3 Percent This Year

The last presidential election in 2012 attracted a 61.9 percent turnout, but that ballot included Hawaii-born Barack Obama.

The Projector: General Election — The Day The Earth Stood Still

The Projector: General Election — The Day The Earth Stood Still

Tuesday began with the usual polling place rituals. By late that night, change had come to America, overshadowing local races.

Honolulu Council Members, Prosecutor Fend Off Challengers

Kobayashi, Manahan, Menor and Kaneshiro won re-election by wide margins.

Honolulu Voters Say No To Longer Terms For Mayor, Council

But most of the other charter amendments were passing handily, including more police oversight and money for the Honolulu Zoo.

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.

OHA Chair Lindsey Holds On To Seat, Akina Edges Past Apoliona

Longtime incumbent trustees faced tough challengers.


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Schatz, Gabbard, Hanabusa Win Big In Congressional Races

Colleen Hanabusa will rejoin the congressional delegation after winning two races on the general election ballot.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell Re-Elected Over Charles Djou

The Honolulu mayor is heading into another term after Djou conceded Tuesday evening.

Hawaii Reacts To Trump’s Upset Victory Over Clinton

Shocked Democratic audiences grow somber even before any Hawaii election results are released.

LIVE BLOG: Hawaii Polling Places Stay Open Late

Many voting venues remained open long after they they were supposed to close due to long lines and machine problems.

Hawaii’s Voter Registration Is Way Up — Does It Matter?

The advent of online registration is given a lot of credit. But that may not reverse the trend of low voter turnouts.

Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names

Individual gifts from the islands totaled $2.2 million to the 2016 presidential candidates.