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Hanabusa Trades In A Lucrative Rail Contract For An Unpaid Seat On The HART Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Trades In A Lucrative Rail Contract For An Unpaid Seat On The HART Board

The former congresswoman had lined up a consulting gig that could have been worth nearly $1 million. But the deal raised many concerns including by contract experts.

Hirono Dishes On Rail, Anti-Asian Hate And Vaccine-Hesitant Trumpers Screenshot

Hirono Dishes On Rail, Anti-Asian Hate And Vaccine-Hesitant Trumpers

Hawaii U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono says Honolulu shouldn’t expect more money from the federal government to bail out its $12 billion transportation project.

Bringing Back The Pork: Case, Kahele Make Their Pitch For $57 Million Dan Dennison

Bringing Back The Pork: Case, Kahele Make Their Pitch For $57 Million

Earmarks were banned in 2011 after a series of scandals involving congressionally directed spending. Now Congress has decided to bring the process back with more transparency.

Brian Schatz: ʻO Ka ‘ʻIke Kuʻuna’, He Pono Ke Komo I Nā Kulekele Aniau O ʻAmelikahuipūʻia Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Brian Schatz: ʻO Ka ‘ʻIke Kuʻuna’, He Pono Ke Komo I Nā Kulekele Aniau O ʻAmelikahuipūʻia

Na ko Hawaiʻi kenekoa oʻo e hoʻokoʻikoʻi loa nei ma luna o kekahi o kāna mau pahuhopu kulekele — ʻo ka huli aniau — ma kona ʻano ʻo ia ka luna oʻomalu o ko ka ʻAha Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Campaign Finance Records Suggest An Easy Reelection Bid For Brian Schatz Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Finance Records Suggest An Easy Reelection Bid For Brian Schatz

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz recently announced his 2022 reelection campaign. He already has more than $3 million in the bank for it.

Mazie Hirono’s Mother, A Prominent Role Model For Her, Has Died Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Mazie Hirono’s Mother, A Prominent Role Model For Her, Has Died

The U.S. senator often talks about how her mother, who fled an abusive relationship in Japan, helped shape her own identity.

‘It’s Not Sexy’: Kahele Eyes Overdue Hawaii Projects For Biden’s Jobs Plan Courtesy: Kai Kahele

‘It’s Not Sexy’: Kahele Eyes Overdue Hawaii Projects For Biden’s Jobs Plan

The congressman wants to use federal money to replace cesspools, update wastewater treatment plants and fix ailing bridges and roads.

Another $800M For Rail? Don’t Count On It, Schatz Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Another $800M For Rail? Don’t Count On It, Schatz Says

Hawaii’s senior senator says there’s little appetite in Washington to appropriate more federal funds for Honolulu’s troubled and overbudget rail.

New SHOPO TV Spots Aim For A Positive Police Image Screen shot

New SHOPO TV Spots Aim For A Positive Police Image

A series of television ads looks to counter the many controversies clouding policing in the islands.