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Whistleblowers Allege Cozy Ties Between Hawaii Tour Helicopters, FAA Regulators Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Whistleblowers Allege Cozy Ties Between Hawaii Tour Helicopters, FAA Regulators

UPDATED: The chairman of the U.S. Senate Transportation Committee, along with Hawaii’s senators, called for the Inspector General to investigate.

Meet The Former Hawaii Lawyer Who’s Defending President Donald Trump CSPAN

Meet The Former Hawaii Lawyer Who’s Defending President Donald Trump

Michael Purpura, who works for the White House, has spent much of his career bouncing between the East Coast and the islands.

CNN Gives Gabbard The Cold Shoulder In New Hampshire Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

CNN Gives Gabbard The Cold Shoulder In New Hampshire

The cable news network announced a series of town halls for eight 2020 Democrats before the state’s Feb. 11 primary, but the Hawaii congresswoman says she wasn’t invited.

Maui Mayor Wants Federal Help With Island Sustainability Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Maui Mayor Wants Federal Help With Island Sustainability

Civil Beat caught up with the mayor at a recent event in Washington, D.C., to discuss climate change, his hope to turn Maui into Hawaii’s food basket and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Caldwell Talks Homelessness, HUD and Honolulu Rail In Washington DC Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Caldwell Talks Homelessness, HUD and Honolulu Rail In Washington DC

The Honolulu mayor is in the nation’s capital this week for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He’s also meeting with federal officials about the city’s largest ever public works project.

Tulsi Gabbard Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton

The Hawaii congresswoman and former secretary of state were involved in a high-profile spat in which Clinton called Gabbard a “favorite of the Russians.”

How Hawaii’s Senators Are Approaching Impeachment Nick Grube/Civil Beat

How Hawaii’s Senators Are Approaching Impeachment

Sens. Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, both Democrats, want to hear witness testimony. One thinks they can convince Republicans to budge. The other doesn’t.

Kai Kahele: ‘We Have A Moral Obligation To Humanity’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kai Kahele: ‘We Have A Moral Obligation To Humanity’

The state senator who’s now running for Congress is no stranger to war. But he wants to restrict the president’s ability to take military action without the approval of Congress.

How The Endangered Hawaiian Hawk Became A Political Pawn Courtesy: U.S. FWS

How The Endangered Hawaiian Hawk Became A Political Pawn

The Trump administration has launched an all-out assault on federal environmental regulations, including the Endangered Species Act.