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Chad Blair

Chad Blair: You’d Be Surprised Which Candidates Favor Legalizing Pot Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: You’d Be Surprised Which Candidates Favor Legalizing Pot

A survey sent to almost everyone on the Hawaii primary ballot found 98 who support legalization and only 30 who oppose it.

Ad Watch: Governor, LG Wannabes Hone Their TV Pitches

Ad Watch: Governor, LG Wannabes Hone Their TV Pitches

The leading Democratic candidates sometimes shine in a series of mostly positive campaign commercials.

Chad Blair: Did David Ige Tell Colleen Hanabusa To ‘Sit Down And Shut Up’?

Chad Blair: Did David Ige Tell Colleen Hanabusa To ‘Sit Down And Shut Up’?

Hanabusa supporters are blasting the governor for challenging Hanabusa’s repeated criticism of him, saying it’s really a dis on women.

Ad Watch: Hawaii Governor’s Race Switches Into Attack Mode

Ad Watch: Hawaii Governor’s Race Switches Into Attack Mode

A large construction union is behind an effective ad attacking Gov. David Ige’s response to the false missile alert.

Candidates For Governor Hone Their Messages At Hilo Forum Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Candidates For Governor Hone Their Messages At Hilo Forum

At a time of upheaval on the Big Island, two Democrats and two Republicans talked about how to build a better future.

This Democratic Party Email Promoting Hanabusa Is Raising Eyebrows

This Democratic Party Email Promoting Hanabusa Is Raising Eyebrows

The party says it really didn’t mean to promote the gubernatorial candidate over her Democratic rivals, including Gov. David Ige.

Chad Blair: How I Spent My Summer Vacation Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Our columnist was in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines getting a crash course in fragile democracies and press freedom.  

Ad Watch: Ige And Hanabusa On What Makes Them Different Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ad Watch: Ige And Hanabusa On What Makes Them Different

The incumbent Hawaii governor boasts of delivering on a promise to put AC in classrooms, while the challenger touts her leadership chops.

Chad Blair: She’s Back! Hawaii’s Most Notorious Candidate Returns www.hawaiigovernor.com

Chad Blair: She’s Back! Hawaii’s Most Notorious Candidate Returns

Along with her friend “Jesus,” Angela Kaaihue is now vying for Andria Tupola’s Leeward Oahu seat.

Ed Case Prepares To Enter Hawaii Race For Congress Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Ed Case Prepares To Enter Hawaii Race For Congress

The former congressman pulled papers to run Monday, the day before the filing deadline.

Clayton Hee Withdraws From Hawaii Governor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Clayton Hee Withdraws From Hawaii Governor’s Race

UPDATED The former state senator will instead seek his former legislative seat or make another bid for lieutenant governor.

Hawaii’s Future Is At Stake, Hanabusa Tells State Democratic Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Future Is At Stake, Hanabusa Tells State Democratic Convention

On the event’s second and final day, delegates replace chairman Tim Vandeveer with Kealii Lopez.