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Chad Blair: Hawaii Democrats On ‘Leading Edge’ In Picking POTUS

Chad Blair: Hawaii Democrats On ‘Leading Edge’ In Picking POTUS

The local party is conducting its presidential primary by mail-in voting and asking voters to rank candidates in order of preference.

Worried About Paying The Rent? Read This Guide Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Worried About Paying The Rent? Read This Guide

The state is offering advice to assist Hawaii homeowners and renters during the COVID-19 crisis.

A Guide To Benefits In The Federal COVID-19 Package

A Guide To Benefits In The Federal COVID-19 Package

Sen. Schatz’s office is directing Hawaii folks to the resource to help families, workers and businesses access funds and assistance.

Interior Official Pushing To Renew COFA Treaties This Year Despite Obstacles US DOI

Interior Official Pushing To Renew COFA Treaties This Year Despite Obstacles

Doug Domenech says the U.S. is “on the cusp” of extending agreements with three Micronesian nations.

Biden Gets Backing Of Dozens Of Well-Known Hawaii Democrats Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Biden Gets Backing Of Dozens Of Well-Known Hawaii Democrats

They include the House speaker and Senate president as deadlines for the party-run presidential primary near.

Ige, Green Smooth Over Differences On COVID-19 Response Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, Green Smooth Over Differences On COVID-19 Response

Hawaii’s lieutenant governor said he and the governor talked about working more closely together on the coronavirus crisis.

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green Banned From State’s Virus Response Effort Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green Banned From State’s Virus Response Effort

Updated: After recently naming him as the state’s liaison, Gov. David Ige has now essentially fired Green, a medical doctor, from participating in the coronavirus effort.

As Public Clamors For Information, Senate Panel On COVID-19 Goes Dark Chad Blair/Civil Beat

As Public Clamors For Information, Senate Panel On COVID-19 Goes Dark

Olelo Community Media was scheduled to televise the special meeting at the Capitol Thursday. Now the chamber is reconsidering future broadcasts.

Walk-In Voting Canceled For Hawaii Democratic Primary Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Walk-In Voting Canceled For Hawaii Democratic Primary

Updated 3/21/20: The party will add another round of mailed balloting for the April 4 presidential contest, but details are still being finalized.

Saiki To Ige: State’s Handling Of COVID-19 ‘Has Been Chaotic’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Saiki To Ige: State’s Handling Of COVID-19 ‘Has Been Chaotic’

The Hawaii House speaker urges the governor to order “an immediate statewide shutdown” of the state for the next 15 days.

Hawaii State Senator Tests Positive For Coronavirus Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii State Senator Tests Positive For Coronavirus

UPDATE: Health officials screened as many as 70 lawmakers and staff after Sen. Clarence Nishihara tested positive.

Gabbard Barely Registers In Latest Round Of Primaries Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Gabbard Barely Registers In Latest Round Of Primaries

The presidential candidate from Hawaii even trailed candidates no longer in the race.