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Kahele, Case Divided On Whether Inmates Should Vote From Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kahele, Case Divided On Whether Inmates Should Vote From Prison

A failed amendment to a House bill that seeks to expand voting rights and reduce the influence of money in politics highlights some differences between Hawaii’s Democratic congressmen.

Judge Upholds New State Law Requiring Police Misconduct Disclosure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Upholds New State Law Requiring Police Misconduct Disclosure

Judge Dean Ochiai ruled that officers’ names should be released to the Legislature and the public even if discipline is still being appealed.

Kenji Price: An Uncertain Future For A Republican In Deep Blue Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kenji Price: An Uncertain Future For A Republican In Deep Blue Hawaii

Hawaii’s charismatic U.S. attorney is an up and coming conservative. Hawaii’s GOP would love to talk him into running for office here.

Native Hawaiians Have A Front Row Seat At The US Senate Screen shot

Native Hawaiians Have A Front Row Seat At The US Senate

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz gaveled in his first hearing as chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee to address Native issues in Hawaii and the rest of the country.

Police Accountability An ‘Essential Element’ In Rebuilding Trust, Garland Says CSPAN

Police Accountability An ‘Essential Element’ In Rebuilding Trust, Garland Says

President Joe Biden’s pick for attorney general was questioned by Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono about the use of federal consent decrees to force reform for troubled police departments.

Schatz: Coronavirus Relief Package Is ‘My No. 1 Priority’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Coronavirus Relief Package Is ‘My No. 1 Priority’

Hawaii’s senior senator says the state should get enough money to avoid layoffs and furloughs for public workers.

Hawaii US Attorney Will Leave Office Sooner Than Expected Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii US Attorney Will Leave Office Sooner Than Expected

Kenji Price’s replacement will be named by President Joe Biden.

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz Snags Another Senate Chairmanship Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz Snags Another Senate Chairmanship

The Aloha State’s senior senator is in a good position to divert more federal funds to the islands and address Native Hawaiian issues.

‘Sad And Shameful’: Hawaii Senators React To Trump Acquittal Nick Grube/Civil Beat

‘Sad And Shameful’: Hawaii Senators React To Trump Acquittal

The vote to convict the former president during a historic second impeachment trial was the most bipartisan in U.S. history.