Civil Beat Staff

Chad Blair

Study: Civil Unions Could Bring Millions To State

Study: Civil Unions Could Bring Millions To State

A UH economist updates his research on the economic impact of civil unions. Conclusion: It won't cost Hawaii and may actually help the state's bottom line.

UPDATE: Same-Sex Marriage Means Big Bucks In Other States

Recent studies on the economic impact of extending marriage rights to gay couples suggest they can add millions of dollars to state coffers.

UPDATE: The Hawaii GOP Platform On Civil Unions

A closer look at what local Republicans have to say about House Bill 444.

UPDATE: Abercrombie Opens Second Big Isle Campaign Office

With an eye on the neighbor island vote, gubernatorial hopeful Neil Abercrombie is investing time and money there.
Website 101 With Ed, Colleen and Charles

Website 101 With Ed, Colleen and Charles

A look at how the top candidates in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District race present themselves online. What they include. And what they leave out.

UPDATE: Aiona, Finnegan ‘Team Up’ On Energy Issues

An email from the Legislature's Republican minority office links Lynn Finnegan with Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona.

Discussion: Civil Unions

What do you think of the governor’s decision to veto HB 444? Do you support her call for a vote…

UPDATE: Legislature To Hold Hearing On Homelessness, Public Housing

Lawmakers will hear from government agencies and service providers on Hawaii's chronic homeless crisis.

UPDATE: Tourism Secrecy Bill Becomes Law

Keeping strategies to lure visitors under wraps but at the expense of transparency?

Discussion: 1st Congressional District Special Election

Case, Djou Or Hanabusa? Should We Have Instant Runoff? ARTICLES Majority Of 1st District Voters Likely To Be Unrepresented…
Djou: ‘National Attention Is On This Race’

Djou: ‘National Attention Is On This Race’

A Q&A with the Republican front-runner in the 1st Congressional District
Majority of 1st District Voters Likely To Be Unrepresented

Majority of 1st District Voters Likely To Be Unrepresented

Opinion polls suggest the winner of the 1st Congressional District race will not have a majority of the vote. Is that representation?