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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.

Ed Case Prepares To Enter Hawaii Race For Congress Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Ed Case Prepares To Enter Hawaii Race For Congress

The former congressman pulled papers to run Monday, the day before the filing deadline.

Clayton Hee Withdraws From Hawaii Governor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Clayton Hee Withdraws From Hawaii Governor’s Race

UPDATED The former state senator will instead seek his former legislative seat or make another bid for lieutenant governor.

Group Ratchets Up Attack On Clayton Hee With Street Signs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Group Ratchets Up Attack On Clayton Hee With Street Signs

A political action committee posts more than 100 signs linking the gubernatorial candidate to domestic violence — something he denies.

We’re Now Taking Comments On The Latest Civil Beat Poll Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

We’re Now Taking Comments On The Latest Civil Beat Poll

We’ve fired up the comments section for this special live chat with Civil Beat’s political writers about our latest poll results. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.