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How Tulsi Gabbard Is Turning Her National Profile Into Campaign Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Tulsi Gabbard Is Turning Her National Profile Into Campaign Cash

The Hawaii congresswoman raises a vastly larger portion of her donations from outside the state than her delegation colleagues.

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical About Hawaii’s Challenge to Trump Travel Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical About Hawaii’s Challenge to Trump Travel Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in one of the most high-profile cases so far of President Donald Trump’s tenure.

This New Military Spending Site Is Floundering Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This New Military Spending Site Is Floundering

The state launched a website to track defense dollars with the help of a federal grant. But now there’s no one keeping the site updated.

Hawaii Businesses Are Making Billions Off The Military Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Businesses Are Making Billions Off The Military

Hawaii is second only to Virginia in the amount of money that flows into the state through Defense Department spending.

Sen. Donna Kim Leads Crowded Congressional Field In Fundraising Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Sen. Donna Kim Leads Crowded Congressional Field In Fundraising

As of March 31, the former state Senate president also had the most cash on hand, followed by Councilman Ernie Martin.

Honolulu Officials Promise Feds They’re On Board With Rail Money Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Honolulu Officials Promise Feds They’re On Board With Rail Money

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Councilmen Ernie Martin and Trevor Ozawa say they are committed to finishing the city’s $9 billion rail project.

US Missile Strikes In Syria Draw Strong Reaction From Hawaii Delegation Getty Images

US Missile Strikes In Syria Draw Strong Reaction From Hawaii Delegation

Hawaii’s senators and representatives called for peace in Syria, congressional approval of future military action and the renewed acceptance of refugees into the U.S.

Trump’s Federal Judge Nominee For Hawaii Gets Warm Reception In DC Hawaii Office of Attorney General

Trump’s Federal Judge Nominee For Hawaii Gets Warm Reception In DC

Mark Bennett, the former state AG under Hawaii’s last Republican governor, received bipartisan accolades during his Senate confirmation hearing.

Hawaii Senators Get Their Shot At Facebook CEO Zuckerberg AP/ Carolyn Kaster

Hawaii Senators Get Their Shot At Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

Sen. Mazie Hirono wanted assurances that Facebook wouldn’t help ICE target immigrants using data from the social media platform.

Former US Sen. Daniel Akaka Dead At 93 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Former US Sen. Daniel Akaka Dead At 93

Akaka, who retired in 2013, was the nation’s first and only U.S. senator of Native Hawaiian descent.

Schatz For President In 2020? Don’t Count On It, He Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz For President In 2020? Don’t Count On It, He Says

Told his name is being “bandied about” as a possible candidate, the Hawaii senator dismissed any notion that he might run.

Super PAC’s Attack Reveals Gaps In Hawaii Campaign Finance Law PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Super PAC’s Attack Reveals Gaps In Hawaii Campaign Finance Law

Voters can’t find out who’s funding a new website with claims of domestic violence against a candidate for governor until after the primary election.