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Not All Hawaii Lawmakers Embrace Gut-And-Replace Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Not All Hawaii Lawmakers Embrace Gut-And-Replace

At least five senators and two representatives oppose the practice of inserting whole new language and often a different purpose into legislation with little public notice.

Caucus Pushes Bills Addressing Violence Against Women Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caucus Pushes Bills Addressing Violence Against Women

The Hawaii Women’s Legislative Caucus unveils a package of proposals, including one to require insurance coverage of health services after an assault.

Ige: ‘The Future Is Personal’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: ‘The Future Is Personal’

UPDATED: Hawaii’s governor calls for a statewide preschool system and more hotel tax revenue for the counties. Legislative leaders are receptive, but ask where the money will come from.

Gov. Ige’s Administrative Director Is Now Also His Chief Of Staff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige’s Administrative Director Is Now Also His Chief Of Staff

Ford Fuchigami will have dual roles in the governor’s office, and former Chief of Staff Mike McCartney has been picked to lead the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.

Minimum Wage Hike Gets Immediate Support As Legislature Convenes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Minimum Wage Hike Gets Immediate Support As Legislature Convenes

UPDATED: Disaster relief for Kauai and the Big Island and addressing illegal vacation rentals are also top priorities.

Chad Blair: The Incredible Shrinking Tulsi Gabbard

Chad Blair: The Incredible Shrinking Tulsi Gabbard

As the Hawaii congresswoman’s past catches up with her, public interest in her as a presidential contender plummets.

Tulsi Gabbard Running For President In 2020 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard Running For President In 2020

UPDATED: The Hawaii congresswoman made the announcement Friday on CNN.

Minimum Wage And Marijuana: What To Expect In The 2019 Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Minimum Wage And Marijuana: What To Expect In The 2019 Hawaii Legislature

Lawmakers will tackle familiar issues like public school funding. They’re also likely to raise the minimum wage and might even legalize recreational marijuana.

Obama: ‘We Have A Deficit Of Leadership And We Need New Blood’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Obama: ‘We Have A Deficit Of Leadership And We Need New Blood’

The former U.S. president launched a program in Hawaii this weekend aimed at nurturing future leaders in the Asia-Pacific region.

Chad Blair: Tulsi Gabbard’s Unlikely Path To The Presidency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Tulsi Gabbard’s Unlikely Path To The Presidency

Was her “message of aloha” to the Honolulu City Council a dress rehearsal for a national campaign? Here’s a look at the pros and cons of her possible candidacy.

Chad Blair: This Local Brew Comes With Some Political Bite Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: This Local Brew Comes With Some Political Bite

A provocatively named pale ale supports women beer-makers as it racks up sales for Honolulu Beerworks.

Chad Blair: Some Grumbling Over Senate Committee Posts Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Some Grumbling Over Senate Committee Posts

A few senators are upset about their assignments and say traditions are not being followed, but President Ron Kouchi says any complaints are baseless.