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Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders

Through endorsements and contributions, United Public Workers backed old-guard candidates and others who challenged current leadership.

Hawaii State Rep. Clift Tsuji Dies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii State Rep. Clift Tsuji Dies

The Big Island lawmaker, 75, chaired the Agriculture Committee. Services are pending.

Hawaii Senate Shuffles Leadership, Braces For Trump Presidency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Shuffles Leadership, Braces For Trump Presidency

Senate President Ron Kouchi stays at the helm but taps a new vice president.

Chang Tops Slom In Race To Unseat Hawaii’s Only GOP Senator Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Chang Tops Slom In Race To Unseat Hawaii’s Only GOP Senator

Other than Slom and Pouha, incumbents fared well in legislative races. Rhoads, Gates, Holt and Nakamura won open seats.

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.

What Should The State Do With Any Surplus Funds? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Should The State Do With Any Surplus Funds?

One ballot measure would change how extra money is handled, another boosts the threshhold for a jury trial.

Lawmakers: Hawaii Can Do More For Foreign Crews On US Boats Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lawmakers: Hawaii Can Do More For Foreign Crews On US Boats

Amid allegations of abuse, legislators express surprise that the state doesn’t collect more information when it licenses fishermen.

Briefing On Fishing Labor Issues Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Briefing On Fishing Labor Issues

State legislative committees plan to hear from a group of stakeholders Wednesday and ask questions.

State Gets TRO Against Itself

State Gets TRO Against Itself

Hawaii will have to hold off on implementing a law to help Maui hospital workers.
IUCN Passes OK For Lawmakers Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

IUCN Passes OK For Lawmakers

The Hawaii State Ethics Commission says complimentary passes to the International Union for Conservation of Nature event are fine for state employees.