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Honolulu Lawmaker Matt LoPresti Arrested On Suspicion Of Intoxicated Driving Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Honolulu Lawmaker Matt LoPresti Arrested On Suspicion Of Intoxicated Driving

Updated: Rep. Matt LoPresti was arrested Thursday, a little more than a year after Rep. Sharon Har was also arrested for drunken driving.

A Progressive Super PAC Seeks To Change Hawaii Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

A Progressive Super PAC Seeks To Change Hawaii Politics

Our Hawaii Action is creating a super PAC and 501(c)4 dark money group to influence voters in favor of progressive candidates.

Hawaii Ex-Lawmaker Gets New Sentencing Date In Bribery Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Hawaii Ex-Lawmaker Gets New Sentencing Date In Bribery Case

Former Rep. Ty Cullen has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes when he was a state lawmaker.

Hawaii Democrats Elect New Party Chair Submitted

Hawaii Democrats Elect New Party Chair

Dennis Jung succeeds Tyler Dos Santos-Tam.

What Are The Odds Kai Kahele Could Become Governor? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

What Are The Odds Kai Kahele Could Become Governor?

Kahele is a pilot and a war veteran, and may be an appealing candidate. But he has little money for advertising, and was very late to the starting gate.

Special Interest Money Fuels Hawaii Delegation’s Leadership PACs Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2021

Special Interest Money Fuels Hawaii Delegation’s Leadership PACs

Congressional leadership political action committees allow elected officials to help colleagues and political parties.

House Rep. Patrick Branco Announces Run For Congress Submitted

House Rep. Patrick Branco Announces Run For Congress

The former U.S. diplomat says he wants to represent Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District for the long term unlike others who have held the seat.

Danny De Gracia: Why We Need A Member Of Congress Who Will Stay Put Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Why We Need A Member Of Congress Who Will Stay Put

Kai Kahele’s apparent desire to leave his seat to run for governor is just the latest example of a political revolving door.

Lawmakers Approve Hawaii Tax Rebates Of $100 To $300 Per Resident Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Lawmakers Approve Hawaii Tax Rebates Of $100 To $300 Per Resident

The package would cost the state about $250 million, and would provide the first substantive state tax refunds or credits of their kind since 2007.