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Chad Blair: A Legislator Who Likes To ‘Drink Beer In The Ocean’ Facebook

Chad Blair: A Legislator Who Likes To ‘Drink Beer In The Ocean’

So does our columnist, who takes a deep dive on a bill calling for the banning of alcohol consumption in nearshore waters.

Chad Blair: Guns Suddenly Become An Issue In Governor’s Race PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Guns Suddenly Become An Issue In Governor’s Race

Updated 3/7/2018: Challenger Clayton Hee demonstrates that he has not lost his ability to shake things up, politically and policy-wise. And Hawaii has lots of guns.

Chad Blair: Should Hawaii Politicians Accept Mainland Cash? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Should Hawaii Politicians Accept Mainland Cash?

Updated: Gov. David Ige recently held two campaign fundraisers in Washington, D.C., while on official business. And Rep. Hanabusa took cash from NextEra.

Former Sen. Clayton Hee Is Running For Governor PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Former Sen. Clayton Hee Is Running For Governor

The longtime Hawaii lawmaker says Honolulu rail has been mismanaged and the money should be spent on other things.

Chad Blair: Here’s Who Takes Money From The NRA In Hawaii Flickr: Gage Skidmore

Chad Blair: Here’s Who Takes Money From The NRA In Hawaii

It’s mostly Democrats, even though the state has among the nation’s strongest gun-control laws.

Chad Blair: A Kids Museum Struggles Amidst Homeless Squalor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: A Kids Museum Struggles Amidst Homeless Squalor

But Loretta Yajima of the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center in Kakaako will not be deterred from fulfilling its mission.

Chad Blair: Draining The Swamp At Hawaii’s Capitol Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Draining The Swamp At Hawaii’s Capitol

As the 50th anniversary of the historic building nears, it’s high time to fix the murky reflecting pools.

Bill Would Spare Micronesians A Yearly Trip To The DMV Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Would Spare Micronesians A Yearly Trip To The DMV

The Department of Transportation opposes the measure, saying it could render all Hawaii driver’s licenses useless for flying.

Why We Publish Provocative Community Voices Flickr: CGP Grey

Why We Publish Provocative Community Voices

It’s important to share different viewpoints on vital issues like pesticide use, even if many of you don’t agree with them.

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?