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Colleen Hanabusa Is Now The Legislature’s Attorney In Case Against The State Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Colleen Hanabusa Is Now The Legislature’s Attorney In Case Against The State

Two nonprofits filed a lawsuit in September to improve government transparency in the lawmaking process.

Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax

The group of state and county officials said it’s the most effective method to reduce emissions from cars, trucks and buses.

Honolulu Mayor: ‘No More Important Issue’ Than Climate Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor: ‘No More Important Issue’ Than Climate Change

In some areas, such as the North Shore, Caldwell predicted “we may have to give up homes, we may have to give up roads” because of rising seas.

Racing To Save Hawaii’s Songbirds From Extinction Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Racing To Save Hawaii’s Songbirds From Extinction

Scientists are urgently searching for backup homes to protect the three remaining species in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Did Hawaii Lawmakers Poison Their Relationship With Gov. Ige? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Did Hawaii Lawmakers Poison Their Relationship With Gov. Ige?

Top legislative leaders, in a rare move, opposed fellow Democrat David Ige and raised money for his opponent in the primary.

$1 Million Grant Keeps ‘Super Coral’ Research Alive Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

$1 Million Grant Keeps ‘Super Coral’ Research Alive

Scientists will continue the work of the late Ruth Gates to develop corals that are more resistant to the effects of climate change and create reefs that provide natural coastal protection.

Hawaii Legislature: Leadership Will Stay The Same Despite New Faces Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature: Leadership Will Stay The Same Despite New Faces

The House and Senate plan to install new judiciary chairs but keep the current heads of each chamber and their respective money committees.

Ige Cruises To Re-Election As Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Cruises To Re-Election As Governor

Incumbent Gov. David Ige and his running mate, Josh Green, easily defeated GOP challengers Andria Tupola and Marissa Kerns in Hawaii’s gubernatorial election.

High-Profile PR Firm Is Getting Involved In Hawaii Politics Flickr.com

High-Profile PR Firm Is Getting Involved In Hawaii Politics

A company that made a big splash by hiring away public officials has aided the campaigns of the teachers union, an OHA candidate and a Maui super PAC.

Hawaii Ballot Issues Draw $2.7 Million In Campaign Spending

Hawaii Ballot Issues Draw $2.7 Million In Campaign Spending

Most of that money won’t end up influencing voters since the measure to raise taxes to fund public schools was thrown out by the state Supreme Court.

Ige Has Raised And Spent Three Times As Much Campaign Cash As Tupola

Ige Has Raised And Spent Three Times As Much Campaign Cash As Tupola

The Democrat incumbent is financially dominating his Republican challenger in the Hawaii governor race.

Ige, Tupola Spar In Final Debate Before Election Day Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, Tupola Spar In Final Debate Before Election Day

The candidates field questions about housing, sea level rise, President Trump and their own running mates for lieutenant governor.