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Crypto Investor Tulsi Gabbard Backs Bill To Block SEC Oversight Of Crypto Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Crypto Investor Tulsi Gabbard Backs Bill To Block SEC Oversight Of Crypto

The Hawaii congresswoman is a new member of the House Financial Services Committee, meaning securities regulation is now in her wheelhouse.

Hawaii Rep. Ed Case Raised 99% Of Campaign Money From PACs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Rep. Ed Case Raised 99% Of Campaign Money From PACs

The congressman raised nearly $78,000 during the first quarter of 2019. Only $425 came from individual donors.

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Raises $1.9 Million In Bid For White House Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Raises $1.9 Million In Bid For White House

Meanwhile, Kai Kahele, the state senator vying to take her congressional seat, says he feels good about the $250,000 he raised so far.

Coming To A Democratic Debate Stage Near You — Tulsi Gabbard Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Coming To A Democratic Debate Stage Near You — Tulsi Gabbard

The Hawaii congresswoman needed 65,000 donors per DNC rules to qualify for the 2020 debates. On Wednesday her campaign announced she hit the mark.

Honolulu Police Corruption: ‘Don’t Try To BS’ The Judge Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Corruption: ‘Don’t Try To BS’ The Judge

U.S. District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright is known for his intelligence, fairness and outstanding legal ability.

Sen. Kai Kahele Says He’s Raised $250,000 To Challenge Tulsi Gabbard Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sen. Kai Kahele Says He’s Raised $250,000 To Challenge Tulsi Gabbard

The state senator says the money came from 3,231 donors after he announced his congressional candidacy.

Defendant Wants To Stop Early Testimony Of Katherine Kealoha’s 99-Year-Old Grandmother Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Defendant Wants To Stop Early Testimony Of Katherine Kealoha’s 99-Year-Old Grandmother

Federal prosecutors want to get the testimony of Florence Puana in a videotaped deposition before the Kealohas’ trial starts because she’s fallen ill.

Schatz Leads Senate Dems On Climate Change: ‘The Crisis Of Our Generation’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Leads Senate Dems On Climate Change: ‘The Crisis Of Our Generation’

The Hawaii senator is chairman of a new committee on the climate crisis. He talks about what that means.

Kealoha Attorney Wants UH Instructor Muzzled Or Fired Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealoha Attorney Wants UH Instructor Muzzled Or Fired

Rustam Barbee says that UH law school instructor Ken Lawson has crossed a line. But Lawson says Barbee is trying to bully him into silence about the case.

Feds Want Testimony From Katherine Kealoha’s Aging Grandmother Before It’s Too Late Submitted

Feds Want Testimony From Katherine Kealoha’s Aging Grandmother Before It’s Too Late

Florence Puana, a key witness in both the mail box and financial fraud trials, is 99 years old and now seriously ill and hospitalized.

2019 Is Shaping Up As The Year Of Investigation In Congress Nick Grube/Civil Beat

2019 Is Shaping Up As The Year Of Investigation In Congress

Hawaii Congressman Ed Case plans to keep tabs on the Trump administration by exerting influence over the purse strings, but he’s not keen on impeachment.

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How An Accused Drug Dealer Became Key To The Biggest Corruption Case In Honolulu History

A 2015 drug raid highlights the many angles federal investigators are pursuing as part of a years-long corruption investigation.