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LIVE BLOG: Hawaii Polling Places Stay Open Late Cory Lum/Civil Beat

LIVE BLOG: Hawaii Polling Places Stay Open Late

Many voting venues remained open long after they they were supposed to close due to long lines and machine problems.
Hawaii’s Voter Registration Is Way Up — Does It Matter? Natanya Friedheim/ Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Voter Registration Is Way Up — Does It Matter?

The advent of online registration is given a lot of credit. But that may not reverse the trend of low voter turnouts.
Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names Wikimedia Commons

Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names

Individual gifts from the islands totaled $2.2 million to the 2016 presidential candidates.
Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race Flickr.com

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race

With few exceptions, Democrats are winning the money game against Republican opponents in key state House and Senate races.
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Join Civil Beat To Watch Tuesday’s Election Results

On Facebook, Twitter and our website, we'll offer a variety of perspectives on local and national races starting at noon.
Clinton And Trump Supporters Make Some Noise In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Clinton And Trump Supporters Make Some Noise In Hawaii

The state campaigns intensify their get-out-the-vote efforts as the polls tighten and Election Day approaches.
A Rare Gift: HPD Chief Donates $500 To Prosecutor’s Campaign Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Rare Gift: HPD Chief Donates $500 To Prosecutor’s Campaign

Records show Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha has only contributed to a campaign once in the past decade.
3 Civil Questions For Kirk Caldwell And Charles Djou — Episode 4

3 Civil Questions For Kirk Caldwell And Charles Djou — Episode 4

In this episode, the mayor and his challenger are asked about a do-over for rail, Oahu's traffic and urban sprawl.
Peter Apo: Native Hawaiian Or Not, Don’t Ignore OHA Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Peter Apo: Native Hawaiian Or Not, Don’t Ignore OHA Races

Some non-voters might think they are showing deference to Native Hawaiians. They are mistaken — we all have a stake in this.
VIDEO: 3 Civil Questions For The Mayoral Candidates — Episode 3

VIDEO: 3 Civil Questions For The Mayoral Candidates — Episode 3

In this episode, Mayor Kirk Caldwell and challenger Charles Djou address tourism, the high number of visitor deaths and whether Waikiki is at risk from flooding.