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Tad Bartimus: The End Of An Era For Elle Cochran Dean Warner

Tad Bartimus: The End Of An Era For Elle Cochran

Longtime Maui councilwoman plans to stay involved in local issues -- and do a lot surfing.
Danny De Gracia: A Path Out Of Oblivion For Hawaii Republicans Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat/2016

Danny De Gracia: A Path Out Of Oblivion For Hawaii Republicans

Hawaii may be the bluest of states, but residents' cultural values are often in synch with conservative Republican positions.
Hawaii Legislature: Leadership Will Stay The Same Despite New Faces Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Hawaii Legislature: Leadership Will Stay The Same Despite New Faces

The House and Senate plan to install new judiciary chairs but keep the current heads of each chamber and their respective money committees.
A Loss For Tommy Waters Is A Loss For Mayor Caldwell Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

A Loss For Tommy Waters Is A Loss For Mayor Caldwell

Incumbent Trevor Ozawa's narrow victory over his challenger blocked the mayor from having a majority of allies on the City Council.
Kauai: The End Of An Era For Election Day Polling Places Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: The End Of An Era For Election Day Polling Places

When the Garden's Isle's 14 precinct stations shut down Tuesday night, it might have been for the last time. An all-mail ballot experiment begins in 2020.
Hawaii’s Voter Turnout Was Almost A Historic Low Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Voter Turnout Was Almost A Historic Low

The 398,398 ballots cast in this general election represented a turnout rate of 52.6 percent — slightly higher than in 2014.
Chad Blair: Wild Night On Mainland, But It’s Politics As Usual In Hawaii Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Wild Night On Mainland, But It’s Politics As Usual In Hawaii

So much changed nationally, including control of the U.S. House and the election of scores of women. But not here.
Hawaii Democrats Cheer New Balance of Power In Washington Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Democrats Cheer New Balance of Power In Washington

But local Republicans took solace in their expanded majority in the U.S. Senate.
Democrats Keep Their Tight Lock On The Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Democrats Keep Their Tight Lock On The Legislature

Republicans, who currently hold only five House seats and no Senate seats, appear poised to grab one Senate seat.
Longtime OHA Trustee Akana Loses Re-Election Bid Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Longtime OHA Trustee Akana Loses Re-Election Bid

Rowena Akana has served on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees for more than two decades but recently came under fire for alleged misspending.