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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.

Chad Blair: Things Are Actually Looking Up At Honolulu Airport Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Things Are Actually Looking Up At Honolulu Airport

Modernization of Daniel K. Inouye International has been years in coming. But real change is in the air.

Ige Begins Second Term With Call To ‘Move Forward, Together’ Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Ige Begins Second Term With Call To ‘Move Forward, Together’

UPDATED: The governor said he is “eager and excited about the prospect of tackling all that is before us” after being sworn in for another four years.

Chad Blair: Have You Hugged An ‘Exceptional Tree’ Lately? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Have You Hugged An ‘Exceptional Tree’ Lately?

They are everywhere in Hawaii, even though most people probably have never heard of the state program.

Chad Blair: Time For Honolulu To Finally Decide On Natatorium’s Future Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Time For Honolulu To Finally Decide On Natatorium’s Future

The city proposes a plan for a new pool and restoration of the fabled but crumbling World War I memorial in Waikiki.

Chad Blair: Wild Night On Mainland, But It’s Politics As Usual In Hawaii Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Wild Night On Mainland, But It’s Politics As Usual In Hawaii

So much changed nationally, including control of the U.S. House and the election of scores of women. But not here.

Democrats Keep Their Tight Lock On The Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Democrats Keep Their Tight Lock On The Legislature

Republicans, who currently hold only five House seats and no Senate seats, appear poised to grab one Senate seat.

Chad Blair: Here’s What Residents Of Other States Will Get A Chance To Vote On Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Here’s What Residents Of Other States Will Get A Chance To Vote On

Citizen initiatives are on the ballot regarding gambling, marijuana, prison reform and term limits. But Hawaii voters don’t have that right.

Chad Blair: Is Rowena Akana’s Political Career On The Line? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Is Rowena Akana’s Political Career On The Line?

The longest-serving OHA trustee faces allegations of ethics violations while also waging a re-election fight.

Chad Blair: The Senate Confirms Judges, So Why Is The House Butting In? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: The Senate Confirms Judges, So Why Is The House Butting In?

Were House leaders looking to mess with the governor when they interviewed Keith Hiraoka, his choice for the state Intermediate Court of Appeals?

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Like The Idea Of A ConCon, They’re Just Not Going To Vote For It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Like The Idea Of A ConCon, They’re Just Not Going To Vote For It

There is significant support for the idea once it’s explained, but that support has decreased from previous polls.