Civil Beat Staff

Chad Blair

UPDATE: Civil Unions Data To Chew On

As Gov. Lingle weighs her decision on House Bill 444, two new studies examine the benefits of civil unions for Hawaii.

Discussion: Hawaii Governor’s Race

Who should be the next governor of Hawaii, and why? Share your thoughts on the race.
Hawaii Places A Bet On Shanghai Expo

Hawaii Places A Bet On Shanghai Expo

The state is spending nearly half a million dollars to promote Hawaii for one week at the Shanghai World Expo in June. Is it a worthwhile investment?

UPDATE: Monday Morning Quarterbacking On The Djou Win

A roundup of some of the national political observations on Hawaii sending a Republican to Congress.
Mr. Djou Goes To Washington

Mr. Djou Goes To Washington

Hawaii sends a Republican to Congress. But what impact can Charles Djou really have?
1st District Voters Send Djou to Congress

1st District Voters Send Djou to Congress

For only the third time since statehood, Hawaii's congressional delegation will include a Republican. But Democrats believe they will win the seat back in November when they unite behind one candidate.
Mail-In Voting The Winner In Special Election Flickr.com

Mail-In Voting The Winner In Special Election

No matter who wins the 1st Congressional District special election Saturday, the ultimate victor may be mail-in balloting. Turnout is already well ahead of earlier special elections.

UPDATE: Lingle To Promote Tourism, Clean Energy In China And Japan

Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle will lead a delegation to China and Japan in June. The goal is to draw more tourists and investment dollars to Hawaii.
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.