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Nathan Eagle

Ed Case And Cam Cavasso Far Apart On Kavanaugh Nomination Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Ed Case And Cam Cavasso Far Apart On Kavanaugh Nomination

While they found some common ground at a candidates forum, the top contenders for the 1st Congressional District mostly disagreed.

In Hawaii, People Like Trump Better Than They Like The Legislature Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

In Hawaii, People Like Trump Better Than They Like The Legislature

A new survey shows how island residents feel about their elected officials, major institutions and a broad range of issues, from housing to the environment.

‘Tragic’ Findings For Hawaii’s Transgender Youth In New State Report Department of Health

‘Tragic’ Findings For Hawaii’s Transgender Youth In New State Report

Transgender kids in public high schools are in “survival mode” but more resources and role models are emerging, according to the first-of-its-kind study.

Chairman’s Death Comes At Crucial Time For Pacific Fishery Council Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chairman’s Death Comes At Crucial Time For Pacific Fishery Council

Edwin Ebisui was among the leaders pushing the Trump administration to reopen restricted waters to commercial fishing.

Following Campaign Cash In Hawaii Just Got Easier Screenshot/Campaign Spending Commission

Following Campaign Cash In Hawaii Just Got Easier

A new digital tool lets users see a massive amount of data with just a few mouse clicks — no Excel experience necessary.

Bigger Fines Considered To Send Campaign Lawbreakers A Message Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Bigger Fines Considered To Send Campaign Lawbreakers A Message

Candidates and political organizations may have to start paying more for filing their spending reports late or inaccurately.

Nonprofits Sue Hawaii Over ‘Deceptive’ Gut-And-Replace Legislative Practice Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nonprofits Sue Hawaii Over ‘Deceptive’ Gut-And-Replace Legislative Practice

Updated: Common Cause and League of Women Voters are putting legal pressure on the Legislature to improve transparency in the state’s lawmaking process.

Capitol Finance: How Top Lawmakers Build Their Power With Campaign Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Capitol Finance: How Top Lawmakers Build Their Power With Campaign Cash

Top Hawaii House and Senate leaders have given out nearly $200,000 to other candidates since 2006.

Inside Ige’s Political Turnaround — And How Hanabusa Helped Him Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Inside Ige’s Political Turnaround — And How Hanabusa Helped Him

Two natural disasters and an opponent whose overconfident campaign tried to run out the clock helped the governor secure a second term.

Ige Defeats Hanabusa In Democratic Primary For Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Defeats Hanabusa In Democratic Primary For Governor

Incumbent Hawaii Gov. David Ige will be heavily favored in the general election against the GOP nominee, state Rep. Andria Tupola.

Billionaires Boost Hawaii Republican Party’s Finances Anthony Quintano

Billionaires Boost Hawaii Republican Party’s Finances

Even though Democrats dominate the islands, the state GOP has more money than in recent years thanks to a few big donations.

The Hawaii Republican Party’s Slow Path To Extinction

The Hawaii Republican Party’s Slow Path To Extinction

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.