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Neil Abercrombie

How Two Different People Could Win The Same US House Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Two Different People Could Win The Same US House Seat

Come November, voters may be asked to elect short-term and long-term replacements for the late Mark Takai.
David Ige Vetoes Far Fewer Bills Than His Predecessors Civil Beat/Jaelynn Grisso

David Ige Vetoes Far Fewer Bills Than His Predecessors

Hawaii's governor has vetoed 16 bills from the first two legislative sessions of his term. Former Gov. Linda Lingle has him beat – by a lot.
Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress?

The Democrat and former congresswoman likely would scare off many potential challengers for the seat she won twice before Takai.
Prison Officials Quietly Move To Extend An Out-Of-State Contract Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prison Officials Quietly Move To Extend An Out-Of-State Contract

The state will likely continue with Corrections Corporation of America in Arizona, despite a long history of problems.

Hawaii Gets Another Superdelegate For Democratic Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gets Another Superdelegate For Democratic Convention

In a surprise to local party officials, Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui was added just before the presidential preference poll, bringing the total to 10.
Abercrombie Picks Maui Artist to Paint His Official Portrait PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Abercrombie Picks Maui Artist to Paint His Official Portrait

The former governor has chosen Kirk Kurokawa to create his portrait, continuing a century-old tradition in Hawaii.
Painting Neil Abercrombie: Capitol Collection Still Missing Latest Ex-Governor

Painting Neil Abercrombie: Capitol Collection Still Missing Latest Ex-Governor

His depiction will hang alongside those of other past governors dating back 100 years. But first he has to pick an artist, and what attributes he wants to emphasize. The whole project is way behind schedule.
Denby Fawcett: Neil Abercrombie — ‘I Am Who I Am’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Neil Abercrombie — ‘I Am Who I Am’

The former governor is on the road ahead as a private citizen after a lifetime of public service.
Abercrombie Fired Up About Climate Change Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Abercrombie Fired Up About Climate Change

On a night of passionate statements about the planet's future, Gov. Abercrombie urges Gov.-elect Ige to keep William Aila as head of the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Aiona, Ige Largely Like-Minded on Needed Education Reform Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

Aiona, Ige Largely Like-Minded on Needed Education Reform

But the top Hawaii gubernatorial candidates disagree about giving public money to private preschools.
Abercrombie’s Official Portrait Expected to Cost Taxpayers $45,000 Office of the Governor

Abercrombie’s Official Portrait Expected to Cost Taxpayers $45,000

The Hawaii governor's primary election loss surprised the agency responsible for the project, pushing its unveiling back months.
Chad Blair: Abercrombie the Martyr PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Abercrombie the Martyr

Hawaii's governor blames his electoral fall on the gay marriage special session. But is he just trying to make himself feel better after a crushing defeat?
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