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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like A Federal Government Shutdown Flickr.com

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like A Federal Government Shutdown

Hawaii braces for a partial shutdown as Sen. Brian Schatz does an about-face and heads back to D.C. just after flying home.

Civil Rights Panel Backs Federal Recognition For Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Rights Panel Backs Federal Recognition For Native Hawaiians

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reversed its 12-year-old opposition, and now supports providing Native Hawaiians similar status to Native American tribes.

Honolulu Police Corruption Probe Now Includes Katherine Kealoha’s Brother Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption Probe Now Includes Katherine Kealoha’s Brother

A federal grand jury continues to expand its investigation, now delving into prescription pain medications that were seized during a 2015 drug raid.

Federal Investigators Are Digging Deeper Into Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Investigators Are Digging Deeper Into Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office

The Justice Department inquiry into Honolulu police corruption has lasted four years and resulted in numerous indictments. But Keith Kaneshiro isn’t talking.

Tulsi Gabbard’s Race To The Top Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard’s Race To The Top

The congresswoman got a taste of what life might be like on the campaign trail in 2020 with visits to New Hampshire and Vermont. But can she win?

Hawaii Does Fine Raking In Federal Dollars Without Earmarks Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Does Fine Raking In Federal Dollars Without Earmarks

There’s talk in Congress of resurrecting the system for bringing home the bacon. But lawmakers say it’s questionable how much that would help the state.

Tulsi Gabbard For President? ‘I Am Seriously Considering It’ Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard For President? ‘I Am Seriously Considering It’

UPDATED: Speculation has been mounting, but at an appearance in New Hampshire she said she’s thinking of how she can “best be of service to the people of this country.”

Tulsi Gabbard In Vermont: Protect Our Resources From Those ‘Driven By Greed’ Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard In Vermont: Protect Our Resources From Those ‘Driven By Greed’

The Hawaii congresswoman participated in a panel at the Sanders Institute Gathering as part of a New England tour that includes feeling out her presidential ambitions.

Is This The Beginning Of Tulsi Gabbard’s Bid For President? Nick Grube/CIvil Beat

Is This The Beginning Of Tulsi Gabbard’s Bid For President?

The congresswoman will travel from a high-profile event for Bernie Sanders progressives in Vermont to New Hampshire, where she’ll participate in a pre-presidential meet and greet.

Hawaii False Missile Alert: New Problems Found In Federal Warning System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii False Missile Alert: New Problems Found In Federal Warning System

A recent inspector general report highlights shortcomings in FEMA’s oversight of the emergency warning system.

Tulsi Gabbard Just Called Donald Trump ‘Saudi Arabia’s Bitch’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard Just Called Donald Trump ‘Saudi Arabia’s Bitch’

The Hawaii congresswoman is upset about the president’s support of Saudi Arabia despite the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and its ongoing war in Yemen.

Hirono Files Suit Against Trump Over Appointment of Acting AG Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Files Suit Against Trump Over Appointment of Acting AG

The Hawaii senator joined two Senate Democrats in the action, which argues Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is unconstitutional.