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Hawaii Lawmakers Want To Spend $30M On Legal Homeless Encampments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Want To Spend $30M On Legal Homeless Encampments

Three “ohana zones” would be built on Oahu, and one each on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.

Bill To Regulate Pesticide Use Coming Down To The Wire Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill To Regulate Pesticide Use Coming Down To The Wire

Facing a Friday deadline, Hawaii lawmakers struggle to reach agreement on the wide-ranging measure.

Bump Stock Ban Passes Hawaii Legislature In Wake Of Las Vegas Massacre Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bump Stock Ban Passes Hawaii Legislature In Wake Of Las Vegas Massacre

The state is poised to prohibit the manufacture, sale and ownership of devices used to increase firearms’ rate of fire.

Ad Watch: David Ige Reminds Voters Of His Roots

Ad Watch: David Ige Reminds Voters Of His Roots

Hawaii’s governor emphasizes education and working families in his first re-election television commercial.

Ad Watch: Who’s Kim Coco Iwamoto Again?

Ad Watch: Who’s Kim Coco Iwamoto Again?

The candidate for Hawaii lieutenant governor attempts to brand herself in her first television commercial.

Chad Blair: Dan Akaka Was The Gentlest Man In Washington Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Dan Akaka Was The Gentlest Man In Washington

The late Hawaii senator was the nicest guy you ever met. But he was also a political winner with a list of notable accomplishments.

Former US Sen. Daniel Akaka Dead At 93 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Former US Sen. Daniel Akaka Dead At 93

Akaka, who retired in 2013, was the nation’s first and only U.S. senator of Native Hawaiian descent.

Chad Blair: Hirono Fired Up To Take On Cancer And Trump In Campaign Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Hirono Fired Up To Take On Cancer And Trump In Campaign

As her re-election bid begins, the Hawaii senator says immunotherapy will not prevent her “from doing my job” and speaking out against the president.

Ige Fires Back: Hawaii Doesn’t Need ‘Backroom Deals’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Fires Back: Hawaii Doesn’t Need ‘Backroom Deals’

The governor says legislative leaders who now support Colleen Hanabusa are using their political power to manipulate the voters.

Hawaii’s Top Lawmakers Unite Against Gov. Ige’s Re-Election Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Top Lawmakers Unite Against Gov. Ige’s Re-Election

The leaders of the Hawaii House and Senate and the chairs of the money committees say Gov. David Ige is just not up to the job.

Chad Blair: She Was An ‘R,’ Now She’s A ‘D’ — And Running For Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: She Was An ‘R,’ Now She’s A ‘D’ — And Running For Congress

State Rep. Beth Fukumoto hopes to ride anti-Trump sentiment to Capitol Hill.

Chad Blair: What’s Next For Charles Djou — And The Hawaii GOP? Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: What’s Next For Charles Djou — And The Hawaii GOP?

After abandoning the Republican Party in dramatic fashion, the ex-congressman says he has no plans to run for anything.