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The Case Of A Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Is About To Go Public Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Case Of A Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Is About To Go Public

Darren Cachola, a former HPD sergeant, could get his job back four years after he was caught on tape beating his girlfriend inside a Honolulu restaurant.

Hawaii Teachers Union Backs Gabbard Opponent For Congress Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Teachers Union Backs Gabbard Opponent For Congress

UPDATED: In its endorsement of challenger Sherry Campagna, the union sharply criticized Gabbard’s human rights record because of her stance on Syria.

Kilauea Eruption Prompts US Senate Action On Volcano Monitoring Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kilauea Eruption Prompts US Senate Action On Volcano Monitoring

The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday to upgrade the nation’s ability to monitor volcanoes and provide early warnings to those living in the shadows of their summits.

Hirono Evokes Floods And Volcanoes In Effort To Restore Net Neutrality C-Span

Hirono Evokes Floods And Volcanoes In Effort To Restore Net Neutrality

The U.S. Senate passed a Democratic-backed resolution Wednesday to keep Obama-era internet access rules in place.

Beth Fukumoto Takes Her Hunt For Campaign Cash To DC Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Beth Fukumoto Takes Her Hunt For Campaign Cash To DC

The Republican-turned-Democrat is banking on outside help from disgruntled Never Trumpers and progressives.

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.