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Hawaii’s Top Lawmakers Unite Against Gov. Ige’s Re-Election Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Top Lawmakers Unite Against Gov. Ige’s Re-Election

The leaders of the Hawaii House and Senate and the chairs of the money committees say Gov. David Ige is just not up to the job.
Chad Blair: She Was An ‘R,’ Now She’s A ‘D’ — And Running For Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: She Was An ‘R,’ Now She’s A ‘D’ — And Running For Congress

State Rep. Beth Fukumoto hopes to ride anti-Trump sentiment to Capitol Hill.
Neal Milner: Don’t Let Your Illusions About Democracy Get The Best Of You PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Don’t Let Your Illusions About Democracy Get The Best Of You

The idea that elections hold officials accountable and produce better government is so overrated.
Chad Blair: What’s Next For Charles Djou — And The Hawaii GOP? Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: What’s Next For Charles Djou — And The Hawaii GOP?

After abandoning the Republican Party in dramatic fashion, the ex-congressman says he has no plans to run for anything.
Chad Blair: Guns Suddenly Become An Issue In Governor’s Race PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Guns Suddenly Become An Issue In Governor’s Race

Updated 3/7/2018: Challenger Clayton Hee demonstrates that he has not lost his ability to shake things up, politically and policy-wise. And Hawaii has lots of guns.
Chad Blair: Should Hawaii Politicians Accept Mainland Cash? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Should Hawaii Politicians Accept Mainland Cash?

Updated: Gov. David Ige recently held two campaign fundraisers in Washington, D.C., while on official business. And Rep. Hanabusa took cash from NextEra.
Former Sen. Clayton Hee Is Running For Governor PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Former Sen. Clayton Hee Is Running For Governor

The longtime Hawaii lawmaker says Honolulu rail has been mismanaged and the money should be spent on other things.
Chad Blair: Here’s Who Takes Money From The NRA In Hawaii Flickr: Gage Skidmore

Chad Blair: Here’s Who Takes Money From The NRA In Hawaii

It’s mostly Democrats, even though the state has among the nation’s strongest gun-control laws.

Chad Blair: What A Constitutional Convention Might Mean For Hawaiians Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: What A Constitutional Convention Might Mean For Hawaiians

The 1978 rewriting of the state constitution improved the lives of kanaka maoli. Could that happen again?

Chin To Serve As Lieutenant Governor While Running For Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chin To Serve As Lieutenant Governor While Running For Congress

Updated: The Hawaii attorney general will replace Shan Tsutsui, who abruptly quit for a political strategy job. Deputy AG Russell Suzuki will serve as acting AG.