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Ige Takes Shots At Trump To Fire Up Audience At Democratic Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Takes Shots At Trump To Fire Up Audience At Democratic Convention

Facing an uphill battle for re-election, the governor repeatedly stated, “We can be proud as Democrats,” as two-day event began.

We’re Now Taking Comments On The Latest Civil Beat Poll Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

We’re Now Taking Comments On The Latest Civil Beat Poll

We’ve fired up the comments section for this special live chat with Civil Beat’s political writers about our latest poll results. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Seem Ready For A Constitutional Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Seem Ready For A Constitutional Convention

A solid majority of those surveyed support the idea of holding the first such event in 40 years.

Civil Beat Poll: Tulsi Gabbard Is Hawaii’s Most Popular Politician Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Tulsi Gabbard Is Hawaii’s Most Popular Politician

Only former President Obama gets higher marks than the Hawaii congresswoman.

Chad Blair: Candidates For Congress Sound A Lot Alike In Dissing Trump Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Candidates For Congress Sound A Lot Alike In Dissing Trump

Nobody misstepped Wednesday, but nobody really stood out in the field of five candidates to be Hawaii’s new U.S. representative.

Civil Beat Poll: Kim Leads Chin In Race For Congress Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Kim Leads Chin In Race For Congress

Fukumoto and Ing show strength among younger voters, many of whom remain undecided.

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii Bids A Final Aloha To Sen. Daniel Akaka Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii Bids A Final Aloha To Sen. Daniel Akaka

Three services were held in Honolulu on Friday and Saturday in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka.

Chad Blair: Harry Kim Shouldn’t Get A Pass On Racist Comment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Harry Kim Shouldn’t Get A Pass On Racist Comment

The mayor of Hawaii County called an African-American federal employee “that colored guy in the back there.”

Chad Blair: Naked And Afraid In Hawaii Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Naked And Afraid In Hawaii

Nude beaches may be illegal in the state, but several exist and should be made safer for those who partake.

Banking On Trump, Hawaii GOP Says Its Future Looks Bright Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Banking On Trump, Hawaii GOP Says Its Future Looks Bright

At their state convention Saturday, the islands’ Republicans hear optimistic predictions about the midterm elections.

Chad Blair: The Most Progressive Legislative Session In A Long Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: The Most Progressive Legislative Session In A Long Time

From approving medical aid in dying to banning certain sunscreens and pesticide chemicals, legislators passed bills they only thought about in years past.

Pesticide Compromise Reached As Conference Committee Time Expires Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pesticide Compromise Reached As Conference Committee Time Expires

Measures on medical marijuana and all-mail voting are moving forward before the session wraps up next week.