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Chad Blair: Who’s Leading The Hawaii House GOP? Nobody Knows

Chad Blair: Who’s Leading The Hawaii House GOP? Nobody Knows

The four minority members are split 2-2 on who should represent the chamber. Meanwhile, the party’s chair has resigned over controversial tweets.

Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi Dead At 52 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi Dead At 52

The folksy and sometimes controversial Hawaii leader had fought a lengthy battle with cancer.

Vaccination Available For All Employees At Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Vaccination Available For All Employees At Legislature

The Health Department says it’s part of a prioritized schedule for COVID-19.

Chad Blair: New Progressive Caucus Hopes To Be A Force At The Legislature

Chad Blair: New Progressive Caucus Hopes To Be A Force At The Legislature

The new caucus will advocate for issues members say are not getting the attention they deserve.

Tulsi Gabbard Launches A Podcast

Tulsi Gabbard Launches A Podcast

The former Hawaii congresswoman seeks to engage with new audiences.

Ige Selects Acasio To Fill Kahele’s Senate Seat

Ige Selects Acasio To Fill Kahele’s Senate Seat

She is a teacher who has served in Democratic Party leadership roles.

Chad Blair: Advocates Again Pushing For Automatic Voter Registration Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Advocates Again Pushing For Automatic Voter Registration

Past proposals have perished at the Hawaii Legislature, but the success of mail-in voting suggests a favorable sea change.

Honolulu Mayor-Elect Blangiardi Announces Key Appointments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor-Elect Blangiardi Announces Key Appointments

They include Laura Thielen for Parks and Recreation and Dean Uchida for Planning and Permitting.

Big Island Democrats Select 3 For Senate Vacancy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Democrats Select 3 For Senate Vacancy

Gov. Ige will now choose the replacement for Kai Kahele.