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Prominent Hawaii Defense Contractor Arrested For CARES Act Fraud Courtesy: Hawaii News Now

Prominent Hawaii Defense Contractor Arrested For CARES Act Fraud

Martin Kao is a prolific political donor whose company, Navatek LLC, has received millions of dollars in federal contracts.

Barack Obama Backs State Sen. Kai Kahele For Congress Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Barack Obama Backs State Sen. Kai Kahele For Congress

The former U.S. president endorsed more than 100 Democrats in races up and down the ballot across the country.

US Sen. Mazie Hirono: ‘I’m Fighting Back’ Nick Grube/Civil Beat

US Sen. Mazie Hirono: ‘I’m Fighting Back’

The Hawaii senator says it’s likely another Trump nominee will make it onto the Supreme Court, making the Nov. 3 election all the more important.

Trump Ally Roger Stone Endorses ‘Proud Boy’ For Hawaii House Screen shot

Trump Ally Roger Stone Endorses ‘Proud Boy’ For Hawaii House

Nick Ochs, who’s running as a Republican, is affiliated with a far-right organization prone to violence that the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as a hate group.

Honolulu Mayor’s Race: ‘It’s Not Dirty Politics, It’s Just Politics’

Honolulu Mayor’s Race: ‘It’s Not Dirty Politics, It’s Just Politics’

Sniping between Keith Amemiya and a super PAC that smeared him in the primary has led to a series of back and forth allegations of wrongdoing.

Hawaii Court To Decide Fate Of Fishermen Working In Terrible Conditions Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Court To Decide Fate Of Fishermen Working In Terrible Conditions

The Supreme Court case centers on whether the state should continue granting foreign fishermen marine fishing licenses even though they can’t step foot on U.S. soil.

Forget Pirates, Illegal Fishermen Are Now Coast Guard’s Public Enemy No. 1 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Forget Pirates, Illegal Fishermen Are Now Coast Guard’s Public Enemy No. 1

The agency released a new strategic plan that will focus its efforts on stopping illegal fishing that officials say erodes national security and destroys economies.

Case On Coronavirus: ‘It’s Hard To Get It Right All The Time Every Single Day’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Case On Coronavirus: ‘It’s Hard To Get It Right All The Time Every Single Day’

The Hawaii congressman says he will not go public with his criticisms of the Ige administration or other public officials’ handling of the pandemic.

Honolulu Prosecutor Back On Job Amid Ongoing Investigation Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney's Office

Honolulu Prosecutor Back On Job Amid Ongoing Investigation

Chasid Sapolu remains a “subject” in the federal investigation into public corruption.