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Former US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Says She’s Leaving The Democratic Party Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2018

Former US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Says She’s Leaving The Democratic Party

The one-time Hawaii congresswoman has become a darling of conservative media for espousing right-wing political talking points.
Voters To Decide If Maui Mayor Can Ask Appointees To Sign Undated Resignation Letters Bryan Berkowitz/Civil Beat/2020

Voters To Decide If Maui Mayor Can Ask Appointees To Sign Undated Resignation Letters

Proposed county charter amendments focus on financial disclosures, conflicts of interest and other ways to boost the public's faith in government.
Reluctant Standards Commission Proposes Term Limits For Hawaii Lawmakers Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Reluctant Standards Commission Proposes Term Limits For Hawaii Lawmakers

The panel also forwarded a bill on legislative meetings but will take more time to examine proposals on public records, meetings and a state voters guide.
GOP Geography: In Hawaii, Support For Republicans Has Grown In Ewa And Kona Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

GOP Geography: In Hawaii, Support For Republicans Has Grown In Ewa And Kona

The Aug. 13 primary saw Republican turnout rise significantly, especially in rural areas.
Danny De Gracia: Our Next Governor Must Not Fail To Lead Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Danny De Gracia: Our Next Governor Must Not Fail To Lead

Clear, consistent communication about the issues that matter, what they mean for all of us and what the public needs to do about it is vital.
Kauai Voters Rarely Elect Women To County Council. Will That Change This Election? Courtesy: Kauai County Council

Kauai Voters Rarely Elect Women To County Council. Will That Change This Election?

Unlike other counties, Kauai's council has never had a female majority. Experts say voter bias isn't to blame.
Tougher Campaign Finance Laws Top Standards Commission Agenda Screenshot: Hawaii Senate/2022

Tougher Campaign Finance Laws Top Standards Commission Agenda

The proposals come in the wake of high-profile bribery charges against elected officials.
Neal Milner: Are You Really Willing To Throw The Rascals Out? Christina Jedra/Civil Beat/2022

Neal Milner: Are You Really Willing To Throw The Rascals Out?

Everybody likes to complain about corruption, but what if it means voting for the enemy?
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.