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Former UPW Officials Sue Union Over Ousters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former UPW Officials Sue Union Over Ousters

Attorneys for the officials say they were not granted due process rights.

Police Standards Board Asking For More Time, Money — Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Standards Board Asking For More Time, Money — Again

The Legislature has already declined to take up two similar requests that would give the board more time to put in place statewide standards and a certification process for cops.

Campaign Spending Commission: Ad Reporting Law Needs Changed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Spending Commission: Ad Reporting Law Needs Changed

The proposal is among a package of bills the commission plans to push forward to the Legislature.

Central Oahu Senate Candidates Want To Help Businesses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Central Oahu Senate Candidates Want To Help Businesses

But Democratic Sen. Bennette Misalucha and GOP challenger Kelly Kitashima differ on how to diversify the economy and control the state’s budget.

Maui Voters Will Decide On New Ag Dept, Managing Director And More Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Maui Voters Will Decide On New Ag Dept, Managing Director And More

Seven proposed county charter amendments are on the ballot this fall.

Former Hawaii Residents Sue Over Absentee Ballot Access Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Former Hawaii Residents Sue Over Absentee Ballot Access

Lawyers argue that if not for their current place of residence, the plaintiffs would otherwise be eligible to vote under the overseas voting laws.

Board Of Water Supply Warns Of Robocalls Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Board Of Water Supply Warns Of Robocalls

The agency says a customer reported receiving a call asking for her social security number.

Hawaii House Lawmakers Look To Capture Open Senate Seats Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii House Lawmakers Look To Capture Open Senate Seats

Republican and Aloha Aina candidates are challenging Democratic lawmakers in Windward Oahu and Puna.

Hawaii PACs Pump Another $500K Into Local Campaigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii PACs Pump Another $500K Into Local Campaigns

As campaigns start to ramp up again, unions and other interest groups are donating heavily to candidates and to buy ads in support or opposition.