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Edwin Ebisui was among the leaders pushing the Trump administration to reopen restricted waters to commercial fishing.
Candidates and political organizations may have to start paying more for filing their spending reports late or inaccurately.
Updated: Common Cause and League of Women Voters are putting legal pressure on the Legislature to improve transparency in the state’s lawmaking process.
Top Hawaii House and Senate leaders have given out nearly $200,000 to other candidates since 2006.
Two natural disasters and an opponent whose overconfident campaign tried to run out the clock helped the governor secure a second term.
Incumbent Hawaii Gov. David Ige will be heavily favored in the general election against the GOP nominee, state Rep. Andria Tupola.
Even though Democrats dominate the islands, the state GOP has more money than in recent years thanks to a few big donations.
The GOP is unable to field candidates in a growing number of races — and that, worry experts, is a problem for democracy and government transparency.
The governor was feisty and playful in responding to criticism from Congresswoman Hanabusa and her supporters.
The Democratic candidates for governor faced off Tuesday night for perhaps the final time before the Aug. 11 primary.
Gov. David Ige, after trailing Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa in a May poll, now leads by 9 percentage points among likely primary voters.