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This Trump Pick Wins Rare Applause from Hawaii’s Democratic Senators Hawaii Office of Attorney General

This Trump Pick Wins Rare Applause from Hawaii’s Democratic Senators

Mark Bennett, the former state attorney general, has been nominated for the Hawaii seat on U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Chad Blair: Was Maui Official Ousted For Skipping Mayor’s Campaign Event? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Was Maui Official Ousted For Skipping Mayor’s Campaign Event?

The director of Maui’s Department of Water Supply is suing his boss after being placed on leave.

Chad Blair: What A Constitutional Convention Might Mean For Hawaiians Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: What A Constitutional Convention Might Mean For Hawaiians

The 1978 rewriting of the state constitution improved the lives of kanaka maoli. Could that happen again?

Hawaii Praises And Pans Trump Speech AP

Hawaii Praises And Pans Trump Speech

The president is lauded as a “man of his word” by supporters while opponents call his address “disappointingly divisive.”

Chad Blair: Telling The Public A Little Less About What It Pays Its Workers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Telling The Public A Little Less About What It Pays Its Workers

House Speaker Scott Saiki finds Civil Beat’s salary database too specific when it comes to “legislative employees.”

Tsutsui Stepping Down As Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tsutsui Stepping Down As Hawaii Lieutenant Governor

Updated: Gov. Ige acknowledges his LG’s service while Senate President Kouchi says he’s not interested in the job.

Women’s Caucus Wants Easier Access To Abortion Services Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Women’s Caucus Wants Easier Access To Abortion Services

The legislation aims to provide women with accurate information, support, procedures and devices.

Gabbard Shakes Up Governor’s Race By Endorsing Hanabusa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard Shakes Up Governor’s Race By Endorsing Hanabusa

The congresswoman takes the unusual step of backing her D.C. colleague in the Democratic primary.

Chad Blair: Media Isn’t Ready To Let Ige Put Missile Alert Behind Him Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Media Isn’t Ready To Let Ige Put Missile Alert Behind Him

The governor wanted to talk about issues and accomplishments. Reporters were waiting with questions about the false alarm.
Complaint Filed Over Use Of Late Congressman’s Campaign Funds

Complaint Filed Over Use Of Late Congressman’s Campaign Funds

The Campaign Legal Center says Dylan Beesley illegally converted funds to his own use after death of U.S. Rep. Mark Takai.
Palace And Capitol: Hawaiian Event Bridges Two Worlds Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Palace And Capitol: Hawaiian Event Bridges Two Worlds

On the same day the ruling government reconvened its Legislature, thousands noted the anniversary of the former government's overthrow.
Chin’s Opponents Pile On Criticism Of Candidate’s Campaign Manager Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chin’s Opponents Pile On Criticism Of Candidate’s Campaign Manager

Kaniela Ing will file an ethics complaint with the FEC, while Chin's other foes for a congressional seat also criticized him.