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Hawaii Animal Rights Activists Want Feds To Investigate Cockfighting Flickr.com

Hawaii Animal Rights Activists Want Feds To Investigate Cockfighting

Animal Wellness Action says they’ve linked breeders in the Aloha State to buyers and chicken fighters in Guam.

Ige May Veto Domestic Violence Measure, 5 Other Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige May Veto Domestic Violence Measure, 5 Other Bills

The governor has until Sept. 15 to decide. Leaders in the Legislature will be meeting to discuss a potential override.

Kauai Candidate Took Illegal Contributions, State Commission Says Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Kauai Candidate Took Illegal Contributions, State Commission Says

The Campaign Spending Commission has taken the rare step of referring a case of false name contributions to the Attorney General’s Office.

Governor Makes More Funds Available To Nursing Homes Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Governor Makes More Funds Available To Nursing Homes

A new law that could get nursing homes more funds is among those the governor already signed.

Over 900 Late Ballots Won’t Be Counted In Hawaii Primary Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Over 900 Late Ballots Won’t Be Counted In Hawaii Primary

Officials warned voters to mail those ballots at least three to five days before Election Day.

Vote-By-Mail Helped Perk Up Hawaii Turnout But So Did Some Competitive Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Vote-By-Mail Helped Perk Up Hawaii Turnout But So Did Some Competitive Races

Voting was up throughout the state, in some areas more than others.

More Voters Are Casting Ballots In Hawaii’s All-Mail Primary Election This Year Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

More Voters Are Casting Ballots In Hawaii’s All-Mail Primary Election This Year

UPDATED: Voter turnout, at 47.8%, is higher than it’s been in 26 years as Hawaii’s first all-mail election takes place.

Bar Codes, Signatures And Fire-Safe Drop Boxes Help Secure Hawaii’s All-Mail Election

Bar Codes, Signatures And Fire-Safe Drop Boxes Help Secure Hawaii’s All-Mail Election

Officials say they have a precise process in place and are following the lead of other states to ensure ballot security.