Civil Beat Staff

Chad Blair

King Kamehameha vs. Marketing: The HTA’s Dilemma

King Kamehameha vs. Marketing: The HTA’s Dilemma

June 11 is a special day in Hawaii Nei, the annual celebration of the birth of…
Business Roundtable: Not Opposing Civil Unions, Just Current Bill

Business Roundtable: Not Opposing Civil Unions, Just Current Bill

On June 4 the Hawaii Business Roundtable sent a letter to Gov. Linda Lingle urging her to…
Hawaii Business Roundtable Urges Gov. Lingle To Veto Civil Unions Bill

Hawaii Business Roundtable Urges Gov. Lingle To Veto Civil Unions Bill

This article was updated Friday to include comments by the head of the roundtable. The state’s leading business organization is…
What Headquarters Tell Us About Governor Candidates

What Headquarters Tell Us About Governor Candidates

A car dealership, a chain restaurant and a strip mall are the campaign homes of Mufi Hannemann, Neil Abercrombie and Duke Aiona.
Not Everyone Loves A Parade

Not Everyone Loves A Parade

The 20th annual Honolulu gay pride parade drew the support of only a handful of politicians. Of the governor candidates, only Neil Abercrombie was there.
Four Couples And The Civil Unions Bill

Four Couples And The Civil Unions Bill

As Gov. Lingle nears a decision on House Bill 444, four same-sex couples explain what the bill means to them and why it should become law.
Resign To Run Law Was Designed to Stop One Man

Resign To Run Law Was Designed to Stop One Man

Mufi Hannemann must resign as Honolulu mayor by July 20 if he wants to…
Lawmakers Don’t Show For Own Hearing On Homelessness

Lawmakers Don’t Show For Own Hearing On Homelessness

What does it say about the state Legislature when only two lawmakers showed up for a hearing on dealing with…
U.S. Investment in Shanghai Expo Called “Debacle”

U.S. Investment in Shanghai Expo Called “Debacle”

Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle will depart Friday for a two-week trip to China and Japan to promote tourism, trade and…
Going Forward: The Democratic Race For Governor

Going Forward: The Democratic Race For Governor

Considering the campaign styles, strengths and weaknesses of Mufi Hannemann and Neil Abercrombie. In the end, primary may come down to which candidate Democratic voters are most comfortable with.
Case Closed: What Ed’s Bombshell Means For Democrats

Case Closed: What Ed’s Bombshell Means For Democrats

By dropping out of the race for Congress, Ed Case wins Democrats' admiration, brings his party together and stays alive to run another day.
Can Hawaii Democrats Unite At Weekend Convention?

Can Hawaii Democrats Unite At Weekend Convention?

It won't be easy. In this fall's primary election, the most hotly contested races are between Democrats.