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Nick Grube

Gabbard Takes Heat On MSNBC Over Russia, Assad Screen shot

Gabbard Takes Heat On MSNBC Over Russia, Assad

As the Hawaii congresswoman escalates her bid for president, she’s already facing stiff questions from journalists on a number of issues.

Tulsi Gabbard Kicks Off 2020 Campaign With $2 Million In The Bank Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard Kicks Off 2020 Campaign With $2 Million In The Bank

The Hawaii congresswoman will need to raise a lot more if she expects to compete with Democrat heavyweights such as Elizabeth Warren, who reported having $11 million in cash on hand.

High Turnover In Gabbard’s Office Preceded ‘Tulsi 2020’ Problems Cory Lum/Civil Beat

High Turnover In Gabbard’s Office Preceded ‘Tulsi 2020’ Problems

The Hawaii congresswoman has had a hard time holding on to staff, so much so that her turnover rate has been among the highest in all of Congress.

Gabbard’s Claims Of ‘Religious Bigotry’ Draw Cheers From The Right Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard’s Claims Of ‘Religious Bigotry’ Draw Cheers From The Right

A $1.5 million ad campaign from a group that wants to stack the courts with conservative judges features the Hawaii congresswoman’s recent attacks against Senate Democrats.

A New Public Corruption Scandal Looms For Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

A New Public Corruption Scandal Looms For Hawaii

A Honolulu engineer admitted paying $400,000 in bribes, but secrecy still surrounds the state employees and Micronesian officials who allegedly accepted payoffs.

Welcome To The Instant Outrage Of Today’s Washington, Mr. Case

Welcome To The Instant Outrage Of Today’s Washington, Mr. Case

The Hawaii congressman got a first-hand view of how quickly a slip-up becomes headline news in the era of Trump, Twitter and the saturation of social media.

Former Police Chief Wants Taxpayers To Cover His Criminal Defense Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Police Chief Wants Taxpayers To Cover His Criminal Defense

Louis Kealoha already has a federal public defender but now wants the city to provide legal help, too.

Police Corruption Probe Snags City’s Top Lawyer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Corruption Probe Snags City’s Top Lawyer

Honolulu Corporation Counsel Donna Leong is the latest top city official to be named a target in the ongoing Justice Department investigation.

‘I Feel The Energy’: Ed Case Returns To Congress Nick Grube/Civil Beat

‘I Feel The Energy’: Ed Case Returns To Congress

The Hawaii congressman is back in office after more than a decade. But things are very different.

Missiles, Mac Nuts And Military Money Among Hawaii’s Top Congressional Wins Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Missiles, Mac Nuts And Military Money Among Hawaii’s Top Congressional Wins

As Congress launches into a new two-year session, Civil Beat looked back at some of the delegation’s accomplishments during the first two years of Trump.

Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns 30 Years Of Government Secrecy PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns 30 Years Of Government Secrecy

The ruling says that the city of Honolulu — as well as many other government agencies — have withheld public records for decades using an excuse that doesn’t exist in state law.

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.