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Kirstin Downey

Trump Gives Hawaii Republicans A Rare Chance To Celebrate Kirstin Downey/Civil Beat

Trump Gives Hawaii Republicans A Rare Chance To Celebrate

About 400 people attended a gala dinner — and some of them plan to journey to Washington for the inauguration.

Obamas Depart, Ending Last Presidential Vacation On Oahu

Obamas Depart, Ending Last Presidential Vacation On Oahu

The president visits the East-West Center on the UH Manoa campus Sunday morning to start off the new year.

Hanabusa Makes Her Escape From The Federal Building Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Makes Her Escape From The Federal Building

Seeking a more welcoming venue for her Honolulu office, she becomes the first member of the congressional delegation to move out.

Why Now, After 75 Years? Japan And US Had Their Reasons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Now, After 75 Years? Japan And US Had Their Reasons

Their resurgent interest in reconciliation on display at Pearl Harbor comes amid a growing Chinese threat and a destabilized world stage.

Abe At Pearl Harbor: ‘Sincere And Everlasting Condolences’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Abe At Pearl Harbor: ‘Sincere And Everlasting Condolences’

Japan’s prime minister and President Obama stress “the power of reconciliation” in recalling the historic events 75 years after the attack on U.S. forces.

Ige, Trump Agree On This: We Need Better-Paying Jobs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, Trump Agree On This: We Need Better-Paying Jobs

Hawaii has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, but for many workers that doesn’t translate into livable wages.

Trump Blurring The Line Between Reality And Reality TV

In “The Apprentice,” contestants fawned over the billionaire as they curried his favor. Now, potential Cabinet members play those roles.

Congressmen Seek Investigation Of Hawaii Fishing Practices Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Congressmen Seek Investigation Of Hawaii Fishing Practices

They claim Hawaii’s longline fishing fleet is improperly using an exemption to federal law to employ foreign fishermen.

Activist: Officials Care More About Fish Than People Aboard Ships Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Activist: Officials Care More About Fish Than People Aboard Ships

Critics say the longline fleet’s tuna catch can be a “product of slavery,” but an industry leader said most crews are managed humanely.

Project Preserves The Voices And Stories Of Pearl Harbor Survivors National Archives

Project Preserves The Voices And Stories Of Pearl Harbor Survivors

The Veterans History Project is still seeking oral histories produced by friends and relatives of service members who survived the attack.

Tulsi Gabbard Talks With Trump About Syria And Terrorism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard Talks With Trump About Syria And Terrorism

Although some media are reporting she’s under consideration for posts in the new administration, Gabbard says she just wanted to talk about foreign policy concerns.

Kirstin Downey: Ignore The Working Class At Your Own Peril Lane Pearman/Flickr.com

Kirstin Downey: Ignore The Working Class At Your Own Peril

So many people are employed but still struggling financially, and Trump was the only one loudly promising to shake things up.