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April Estrellon

Hawaii Civics 101: What’s A ConCon?

Hawaii Civics 101: What’s A ConCon?

Every 10 years, voters are asked if they want to hold a state constitutional convention. The last one occurred in 1978.

Pod Squad: Teachers Union Leader Makes Case For ConAm Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Teachers Union Leader Makes Case For ConAm

Corey Rosenlee argues why the state should be allowed to levy a surcharge on property taxes to help pay for education.

Pod Squad: Gene Ward On ‘Broken Promises’ For Hawaiians Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Gene Ward On ‘Broken Promises’ For Hawaiians

The GOP state representative advocates for more funding and better management of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

Pod Squad: Why We Should Stop Punishing Drug Users April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why We Should Stop Punishing Drug Users

The leader of a national drug policy group talks about recreational marijuana and criminal justice reform.

Pod Squad: House Speaker Talks About Disaster Relief For Counties Courtesy James Gonser

Pod Squad: House Speaker Talks About Disaster Relief For Counties

The Pod Squad goes to the Capitol between legislative sessions to catch up with Scott Saiki.

Hawaii Civics 101: Neighborhood Boards

Hawaii Civics 101: Neighborhood Boards

Have a problem with something in your neighborhood? Here’s how your neighborhood board can help.

Hawaii Civics 101: Independent Candidates

Hawaii Civics 101: Independent Candidates

Why is is so hard to run — and win — as an independent in Hawaii?

Pod Squad: Why Kim Coco Iwamoto Is Running For LG Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why Kim Coco Iwamoto Is Running For LG

The only candidate in the Democratic field who isn’t an elected official says she doesn’t see the post as a stepping stone to higher office.

Hawaii Civics 101: Lieutenant Governor Agatha Danglapin

Hawaii Civics 101: Lieutenant Governor

The lieutenant governor is the second highest position in the Aloha State. But what does the LG do?

New! Hawaii Civics 101: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

New! Hawaii Civics 101: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

This explainer video on OHA kicks off our new series aimed at helping you understand politics, government and democracy in the Aloha State.