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College Would Get A Lot More Affordable Under This New Schatz Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

College Would Get A Lot More Affordable Under This New Schatz Proposal

The Hawaii senator’s debt-free college plan is getting some attention nationally even though it’s unlikely to gain congressional approval any time soon.

New Federal Budget Deal Has Lots Of Goodies For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Federal Budget Deal Has Lots Of Goodies For Hawaii

While President Trump’s proposed cuts would have hurt the Aloha State, a new budget deal increased funding for many programs.

Former Hawaii Resident Confirmed For Top Border Protection Post U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Former Hawaii Resident Confirmed For Top Border Protection Post

Hawaii’s senators split their votes as Kevin McAleenan was confirmed as U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner.

Tulsi Gabbard’s Record On Gun Control Is A Moving Target Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard’s Record On Gun Control Is A Moving Target

The Hawaii congresswoman talks tough on gun control but she’s often lagging behind Democratic colleagues in pushing firearms legislation.

Hawaii Federal Judge Nomination Offers Glimpse Of Partisan Dealmaking Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hawaii Federal Judge Nomination Offers Glimpse Of Partisan Dealmaking

Prosecutor Jill Otake, who once had a shot at the job under Obama, takes her first step toward confirmation in the Trump era.

Honolulu Police Commission Gets New Leadership Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Commission Gets New Leadership

Loretta Sheehan was a sharp critic of former chief Louis Kealoha and how the commission handled problems during his tenure.

Hirono On Her Cancer Battle: ‘My Voice Remains Strong’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hirono On Her Cancer Battle: ‘My Voice Remains Strong’

The Hawaii senator discusses her stage 4 diagnosis and decision to remain in politics at an annual cancer event.

How Honolulu’s New Police Chief Is Shaking Up A Troubled Department Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

How Honolulu’s New Police Chief Is Shaking Up A Troubled Department

In her first four months, Chief Susan Ballard is disrupting old policies and practices with a new vision.

Congressional Budget Deal Likely Means More Federal Money For Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Congressional Budget Deal Likely Means More Federal Money For Hawaii

President Trump proposed massive cutbacks, but the opposite is likely to happen after a bipartisan deal lifted spending caps.

This Trump Pick Wins Rare Applause from Hawaii’s Democratic Senators Hawaii Office of Attorney General

This Trump Pick Wins Rare Applause from Hawaii’s Democratic Senators

Mark Bennett, the former state attorney general, has been nominated for the Hawaii seat on U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Why We Didn’t Name Hawaii’s ‘Button Pusher’ Screen shot

Why We Didn’t Name Hawaii’s ‘Button Pusher’

Numerous media outlets agreed to publish interviews with the man who sent out the false alert without saying who he was.

Hawaii Police Union Strikes Back At Chief Ballard Over Reassignments Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Police Union Strikes Back At Chief Ballard Over Reassignments

SHOPO files a complaint alleging the Honolulu police chief made “false and disparaging remarks” about union leaders.