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Donna Kim’s Misleading Attack On Her Opponent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Donna Kim’s Misleading Attack On Her Opponent

The congressional candidate originally said Ed Case missed 48 percent of his votes during his previous tenure in Congress, which is inaccurate.

Hirono Bill Aims To Strengthen Unions Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Bill Aims To Strengthen Unions

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono was joined by Democratic leaders a day after the Supreme Court ruled against organized labor to try to shore up membership.

Supreme Court Deals A Major Blow To Public Sector Unions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Deals A Major Blow To Public Sector Unions

The high court rules that unions can’t force nonmembers to pay membership dues, saying it violates the First Amendment.

Senate Votes To Give Missile Alert Authority To Feds

Senate Votes To Give Missile Alert Authority To Feds

Legislation being pushed by Hawaii’s federal delegation would take the task of warning about incoming missiles away from the state.

Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban In Split Decision Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban In Split Decision

UPDATED: The policy has been called a ban on Muslims, but the nation’s high court found that the president has broad authority when it comes to immigration.

Hirono Is Front And Center In Battle Against Trump’s Judicial Nominees Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Is Front And Center In Battle Against Trump’s Judicial Nominees

A national nonprofit organization is highlighting the Hawaii senator’s opposition to the president’s picks for federal judgeships.

‘It’s Very Personal To Me:’ Hirono Slams Trump’s Immigration Policy Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

‘It’s Very Personal To Me:’ Hirono Slams Trump’s Immigration Policy

Hawaii’s senator opens up about her own experience immigrating to the U.S from Japan and leaving behind her 3-year-old brother.

Why A Hawaii Senator Wants To Stop A Coal-Fired Plant In Kenya Flickr: UniversityBlogSpot

Why A Hawaii Senator Wants To Stop A Coal-Fired Plant In Kenya

Brian Schatz teamed up with fellow senators to fill a gap left by President Trump’s refusal to address climate change.

Here’s A New Twist In The Honolulu Corruption Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s A New Twist In The Honolulu Corruption Case

Recently unsealed court documents point to a questionable link between a suspect in a drug case and the Honolulu prosecutor’s office.

Hawaii Gets $3.2 Million To Thwart Election Hacking Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gets $3.2 Million To Thwart Election Hacking

Russian hacking in 2016 prompted Congress to bolster state elections security with new funding.

National Politics Percolate At ‘Hawaii On The Hill’ Event In DC Nick Grube/Civil Beat

National Politics Percolate At ‘Hawaii On The Hill’ Event In DC

It’s not all about poke bowls and Spam musubi. The annual Chamber of Commerce event gives some island leaders a firsthand look at national issues.

What The North Korean Summit Means For Missile Defense In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What The North Korean Summit Means For Missile Defense In Hawaii

Elected officials and experts say despite the easing of tensions there is still a need for improved defense capabilities in Hawaii.