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Under Fire In DC, Gabbard Is Still A Hit On The Big Island Kirstin Downey/Civil Beat

Under Fire In DC, Gabbard Is Still A Hit On The Big Island

About 400 people turn out for the congresswoman’s town hall, and seem unconcerned about her controversial stands on Syria.

Hawaii Congressional Delegation: Let’s Talk Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Congressional Delegation: Let’s Talk

Make plans to attend one of the town halls scheduled in the islands over the next two weeks.

Why All Those Tourists Are Actually Good For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why All Those Tourists Are Actually Good For Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines’ top executive Mark Dunkerley believes visitor spending is what’s going to make up for federal budget cuts.

Trump’s Initial Budget Proposal Is Meeting Resistance From Both Parties Wikimedia Commons

Trump’s Initial Budget Proposal Is Meeting Resistance From Both Parties

Hawaii’s delegation says the budget as it stands now is bad for Hawaii.

GOP Could Reverse Protection Of Papahanaumokuakea Courtesy: NOAA

GOP Could Reverse Protection Of Papahanaumokuakea

Some Republican House members want Trump to reopen marine monuments to commercial fishing.

Why Federal Budget Cuts Are Likely To Hit Hawaii Hard Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Federal Budget Cuts Are Likely To Hit Hawaii Hard

Impacts are expected in education, consumer protection, environmental initiatives, science research and health care.

Democratic Attorneys General Are Banding Together Against Trump Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Democratic Attorneys General Are Banding Together Against Trump

It’s not uncommon for the top state lawyers to push back against whichever opposing political party holds the White House.

Why A Big Boost In US Sea Power Could Be A Boon For Hawaii U.S. Navy, Keith DeVinney

Why A Big Boost In US Sea Power Could Be A Boon For Hawaii

More ships stationed in the islands could provide an economic boost — including high-paying jobs — for decades to come.

Is Hawaii Ready For Driverless Cars? NACTO/Flickr.com

Is Hawaii Ready For Driverless Cars?

Waikiki tourists, highway traffic jams, pedestrian problems and unique environmental conditions could pose issues for the new technology.

Trump Briefs Governors On Plan To Spend More On Military White House Press Pool

Trump Briefs Governors On Plan To Spend More On Military

Hawaii’s David Ige joins a bipartisan group of state executives responding to the president’s budget plans.

Hawaii’s Governor Steps Gingerly Into GOP Power Circle Courtesy of Gov. David Ige's Office

Hawaii’s Governor Steps Gingerly Into GOP Power Circle

David Ige is in Washington meeting with everyone who he thinks might help the islands — including the newly empowered Republicans.

Congress: How Vulnerable Is Hawaii To Missile Attack? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Congress: How Vulnerable Is Hawaii To Missile Attack?

One possibility is converting a test facility on Kauai into an “operational” intercept site in the face of a growing threat from North Korea.