Hawaii is moving to a vote-by-mail system for the first time this year. Ballots are expected to go out to voters on July 20. They need to be back to the elections office by Aug. 8.
Mayoral candidate Mufi Hannemann recently said that the Honolulu rail project would cost $1 billion to tear down leaving little choice but to move ahead. Here’s what this commentator thinks of that.
Hawaii has received billions of dollars in federal stimulus money to help the state stay afloat during the pandemic. But it’s been slow going when it comes to getting it to the people who need it.
The police union’s endorsement of Rick Blangiardi for Honolulu mayor makes some wonder whether the relationship might be a little too close for comfort at a time HPD is pushing back against more oversight.
Political cartoonist John Pritchett returns to Civil Beat just in time for the 2020 campaign season. He’s been around long enough to have seen these guys before.
Longtime Honolulu political cartoonist has this view on the recent settlement between the city and a former police officer who said she was fired for reporting altered test scores.
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