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Chad Blair

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Want Term Limits For State Legislators Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Want Term Limits For State Legislators

They also support an initiative process, all-mail voting and a lottery. But forget about legalizing pot.

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Oppose ConAm On Property Taxes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Oppose ConAm On Property Taxes

While there is sentiment to help schools and teachers, voters appear worried about how the ballot question is constructed.

Ad Watch: Four Hawaii Govs Team Up To Defeat ConAm

Ad Watch: Four Hawaii Govs Team Up To Defeat ConAm

The Affordable Hawaii Coalition PAC buys more airtime to defeat the statewide ballot measure on using property taxes for schools.

Chad Blair: Pal Of Ige Or Not, Keith Hiraoka Is A Good Choice For Appeals Court Gov. David Ige

Chad Blair: Pal Of Ige Or Not, Keith Hiraoka Is A Good Choice For Appeals Court

Some feel the governor was playing politics when he nominated his former campaign manager to a judgeship for the second time.

Ad Watch: First TV Spot Says A ConCon Would Cost Too Much

Ad Watch: First TV Spot Says A ConCon Would Cost Too Much

But a new political action committee with powerful friends doesn’t cite a source for its estimated price of a constitutional convention.

Chad Blair: I Read Hawaii’s Constitution So You Don’t Have To Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: I Read Hawaii’s Constitution So You Don’t Have To

Our columnist offers a Civics 101 lesson as voters consider amending the state’s governing document.

Ad Watch: TV Spots Attack Constitutional Amendment For School Taxes

Ad Watch: TV Spots Attack Constitutional Amendment For School Taxes

The Affordable Hawaii Coalition is airing two ads saying the proposal to raise certain property taxes for education is flawed.

Chad Blair: Can Anything Help The GOP In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Can Anything Help The GOP In Hawaii?

GOP party chair Shirlene Ostrov has a hard climb to build a viable two-party system in the islands. This year, even her top-ticket candidates are feuding.

Chad Blair: Do Aloha Shirts Win Campaigns In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Do Aloha Shirts Win Campaigns In Hawaii?

From Sig Zane to Hawaiian Force, Reyn Spooner to Rix, it’s the rare local leader who won’t wear aloha wear. They say it brings them luck.

Chad Blair: On The Day After, Democratic Dominance On Display Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: On The Day After, Democratic Dominance On Display

As always, winners and losers came together in the same room just hours after the primary for the biennial Unity Breakfast.

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff

Kalei Akaka and Esther Kia‘aina will face off for the Oahu trustee seat while three incumbents advance with three challengers to November.

Take The Civil Beat 2018 Primary Election Quiz Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Take The Civil Beat 2018 Primary Election Quiz

Think you’re a political whiz? Test your knowledge of top candidates running for office in Hawaii.