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Ige, Hanabusa Power Up Their Fundraising Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, Hanabusa Power Up Their Fundraising

UPDATED In the lieutenant governor’s race, state Sen. Josh Green has raised and spent the most cash.

Why Union Support Matters In The Hawaii Governor’s Race Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Union Support Matters In The Hawaii Governor’s Race

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has gathered the majority of big labor endorsements, but incumbent Gov. David Ige has the support of teachers.

How Capitol Connections Helped A Nonprofit Win A State Grant Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Capitol Connections Helped A Nonprofit Win A State Grant

Two Hawaii lawmakers voted to give public money to an animal support organization while sitting on its board of directors.

Ige, Hanabusa Spar Over LG, Special Interests And False Missile Alert Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, Hanabusa Spar Over LG, Special Interests And False Missile Alert

A televised debate between the leading Democratic candidates for governor offered familiar rhetoric mixed with lively jabs over fresh topics.

Political Intrigue: What This Consultant Is Doing In Hawaii Is A Mystery Courtesy: S360

Political Intrigue: What This Consultant Is Doing In Hawaii Is A Mystery

Strategies 360 won’t reveal a single client or issue it’s supporting in the islands. But the company has assembled a stable of well-known local talent.

Ige: Hawaii Not Ready For Police Standards Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Hawaii Not Ready For Police Standards Board

A bill to create the board passed unanimously, but if the governor follows through on his intent-to-veto list, Hawaii will remain the only state without one.

Campaign Cash: A Tale Of Two Bert Kobayashis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Cash: A Tale Of Two Bert Kobayashis

Two longtime Honolulu political donors with the same name are going different directions in the Hawaii governor’s race.

3 More Monk Seals Die From Disease Linked To Feral Cats Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

3 More Monk Seals Die From Disease Linked To Feral Cats

Scientists urge the public to stop feeding free-roaming cats, which are the only animals that can transmit the parasitic disease.

Super PAC Dumps A Quarter-Million Dollars Into LG Race Courtesy: KITV

Super PAC Dumps A Quarter-Million Dollars Into LG Race

The pro-rail carpenters union is backing state Sen. Josh Green, but one political analyst questions whether it’s payback against another candidate.

Why This New Hawaii Super PAC Has Already Changed Its Name Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why This New Hawaii Super PAC Has Already Changed Its Name

The backlash over using a Hawaiian song title without permission has been building for weeks and surfaced at the state Democratic Convention.

Here’s What Candidates For Governor Say About Public Information Policies Honolulu Civil Beat

Here’s What Candidates For Governor Say About Public Information Policies

There are differences in how they would deal with high public records fees and requiring public commission members to disclose conflicts.

Late Moves Shake Up Hawaii Races For Governor, Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Late Moves Shake Up Hawaii Races For Governor, Congress

While half of the state legislative seats have just one candidate in the primary, many others will be competitive.