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Editor’s Desk: Leading the Discussion on Key Hawaii Issues PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Editor’s Desk: Leading the Discussion on Key Hawaii Issues

Civil Beat is launching a new weekly editorial, beefing up columns and creating a distinct opinion section.
800 Uncounted Ballots Found on Maui Cory Lum/Civil Beat

800 Uncounted Ballots Found on Maui

The total will be added into the results that are expected to be released later this evening.
Puna Power: More Homes Restored But Thousands Still in the Dark PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Puna Power: More Homes Restored But Thousands Still in the Dark

Hawaiian Electric Light Co. crews are still working to get all the power restored in areas of the Big Island hard hit by Tropical Storm Iselle.
Puna Primary: Turnout Is Picking Up PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Puna Primary: Turnout Is Picking Up

Voters at mid-day at Keonepoko Elememtary School.
National Pundits Buzzing About Hawaii Gov Race PF Bentley/Civil Beat

National Pundits Buzzing About Hawaii Gov Race

Political wags are wagging that Abercrombie is in "serious trouble."
Judge Says No to Groups on Both Sides of GMO Lawsuit Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Judge Says No to Groups on Both Sides of GMO Lawsuit

Friend of the court briefs denied in Syngenta vs. Kauai County seed case.
Pension Promises: Here’s How — and Why — We Did This Project PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Pension Promises: Here’s How — and Why — We Did This Project

Reform should require more transparency and timeliness while making it easier for the public to access records and information.
Hawaii Elections Guide 2014 Brian Tseng/For Civil Beat

Hawaii Elections Guide 2014

Civil Beat's guide to the 2014 federal, state and local elections.
Hawaii Elections 2014: Voter Registration and Turnout Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Elections 2014: Voter Registration and Turnout

Check here for information on how to register, when to vote and how to get involved in Hawaii's political process.
Eric Shinseki Resigns as VA Secretary

Eric Shinseki Resigns as VA Secretary

Veterans Administration scandal snares Kauai native.
Abercrombie: ‘This State Has Never Been Run Better’ PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Abercrombie: ‘This State Has Never Been Run Better’

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he hopes the public will show its confidence in his policies by returning him to office.
Civil Beat Four Years Later: We’re Getting a Facelift and New Faces

Civil Beat Four Years Later: We’re Getting a Facelift and New Faces

We'll have the same great journalism but with a whole new look when our redone website launches in the coming days.