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Hawaii Civics 101: The Primary Election

The most important election in Hawaii is also the one you are least likely to vote in.

Big Island: Volcano Politics Play Out In Lava-Swamped Council District

Two candidates who have played significant roles in lava relief efforts are squaring off in the Aug. 11 primary.

Judge: Officer in Kealoha Civil Case Entitled to City-Funded Attorney

The court ruled the city must pay for the defense of HPD officer Ming-Hung Nguyen because he was sued for actions “done in performance of duty.”

Community Voices

No Time Like The Present To Revitalize Hilo Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Time Like The Present To Revitalize Hilo

Recently signed legislation will improve Banyan Drive and the industrial area, as well as boosting astronomy.

Campaign Corner: Housing Shortage Demands Emergency Response Courtesy: Duane Kurisu

Campaign Corner: Housing Shortage Demands Emergency Response

Building low-cost affordable homes on government-owned land can greatly reduce prices.

Campaign Corner: John Carroll An ‘Independent Thinker’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Corner: John Carroll An ‘Independent Thinker’

The Republican candidate for governor is described as serving “the needs of the public, not the needs of the party.”

Campaign Corner: Ige Demonstrates Environmental Leadership Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Campaign Corner: Ige Demonstrates Environmental Leadership

By contrast, Hawaii gubernatorial challenger Colleen Hanabusa is too cozy with special interests.