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Nathan Eagle

Civil Beat Poll: Hanabusa Leads Ige By 6 As Primary Draws Closer Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Hanabusa Leads Ige By 6 As Primary Draws Closer

The congresswoman had a narrower gap than earlier polls showed but the governor is still in trouble.

Hawaii Congressional Candidate Accused Of Campaign Violations Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Congressional Candidate Accused Of Campaign Violations

State Rep. Kaniela Ing says any problems are simply bookkeeping errors.

New Super PAC With Pro-Rail Ties Emerges In Hawaii Elections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Super PAC With Pro-Rail Ties Emerges In Hawaii Elections

The group, All Hawaii Stand Together, has ties to the pro-rail Pacific Resource Partnership that has been a big player in past elections.

Lawmakers Outdid Themselves Raising Campaign Cash This Session 401(K) 2012/Flickr

Lawmakers Outdid Themselves Raising Campaign Cash This Session

Fundraisers during the Hawaii legislative session have increased by 88 percent over the past six years.

Hawaii Swordfish Industry Shut Down To Protect Endangered Turtles Courtesy: NOAA

Hawaii Swordfish Industry Shut Down To Protect Endangered Turtles

Updated. Environmental groups have been trying to restrict the taking of turtles by longliners for the past six years.

Legislators Agree To Spend $200M More On Affordable Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislators Agree To Spend $200M More On Affordable Rentals

Lawmakers say they expect to create 25,000 affordable rental housing units by 2030.

For Hawaii Politicians, It Pays To Have Jennifer Sabas On Your Side Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

For Hawaii Politicians, It Pays To Have Jennifer Sabas On Your Side

Support from the former top aide to the late Sen. Daniel Inouye has been a boon to two prominent candidates in their bids for higher office.

House, Senate Agree To $14 Billion State Budget Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House, Senate Agree To $14 Billion State Budget Bill

A joint conference committee passed the overall budget bill ahead of schedule to fast-track funding for areas hit by flooding.

Legislators Push To Send $100 Million To Kauai For Flood Damage Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Legislators Push To Send $100 Million To Kauai For Flood Damage

UPDATED: They also plan to set aside $25 million to help other parts of the state. Meanwhile, Gov. Ige addresses Oahu damage.

Bill Would Allow Crackdown On Unlicensed Care Homes Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Bill Would Allow Crackdown On Unlicensed Care Homes

The unauthorized facilities proliferated while the Health Department failed to establish rules on which ones needs licenses.

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused

Recesses in a public floor session to talk privately about the legislative maneuvering slow down “second crossover” day at the Hawaii Capitol.

What’s Up With All The Gut-And-Replace Trickery At The Legislature This Year? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What’s Up With All The Gut-And-Replace Trickery At The Legislature This Year?

More and more dramatic last-minute changes in bills are being made with a minimum of public notice this legislative session.