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McDermott Leaving Hawaii House, Daughter-In-Law To Seek Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

McDermott Leaving Hawaii House, Daughter-In-Law To Seek Seat

The longtime Republican lawmaker will soon announce his future intentions.

Hawaii Is Beefing Up Its Potential To Produce More Meat Locally Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Is Beefing Up Its Potential To Produce More Meat Locally

A billionaire’s investment in the state’s biggest slaughterhouses and a shift to more grass-fed operations could help ranchers keep their cattle in the islands after years of sending them to the mainland.

Lawmakers Plan To Revive Old Bills For Future Of Food And Farming Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lawmakers Plan To Revive Old Bills For Future Of Food And Farming

As the focus on local food production continues, lawmakers and lobbyists want to make farming and ranching easier in Hawaii.

Inconsistencies In Data From US Military May Hold Up Hawaii Redistricting Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Inconsistencies In Data From US Military May Hold Up Hawaii Redistricting

Hawaii’s redistricting process will move forward while a commission that redraws political boundaries awaits accurate data.

Rep. Sylvia Luke’s District May Be Dissolved To Help Calm The Reapportionment Furor Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Rep. Sylvia Luke’s District May Be Dissolved To Help Calm The Reapportionment Furor

The latest proposed House maps have also been amended to avoid combining sitting Democratic lawmakers in the same districts.

The Proposed Sites For Oahu’s New Landfill Would Threaten Drinking Water, Officials Say Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

The Proposed Sites For Oahu’s New Landfill Would Threaten Drinking Water, Officials Say

The four sites under consideration are all above groundwater aquifers. But finding a new location could require repealing a law meant to protect communities and delaying the city’s already tight deadline.

Chad Blair: Is Tulsi Gabbard Still A Democrat? Screenshot/2021

Chad Blair: Is Tulsi Gabbard Still A Democrat?

The words and actions of the former Hawaii congresswoman show her to be leaning ever more rightward.

Can The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Solve This Political ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’? Screenshot

Can The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Solve This Political ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’?

Residents have drafted proposed reapportionment plans ahead of a public comment period set to start Tuesday.

Hawaii GOP Elects New Party Chair, Again Chad Blair/Civil Beat/2014

Hawaii GOP Elects New Party Chair, Again

Lynn Finnegan is a former state House representative and Lt. Gov. candidate.