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Tokuda Says She’s Ready To Take On A Divided Washington Courtesy: Jill Tokuda/2022

Tokuda Says She’s Ready To Take On A Divided Washington

The newly elected Hawaii congresswoman will be in the minority party for the first time in her career.

Overdue Reform Or Underhanded Deal? Here’s What’s In Manchin’s Permitting Bill Screenshot/manchin.senate.gov

Overdue Reform Or Underhanded Deal? Here’s What’s In Manchin’s Permitting Bill

It’s unclear how big of an effect the bill will have on construction timelines, or how it will benefit fossil fuel projects compared to renewables.

Hawaii Proud Boys Founder Pleads Guilty To Role In Jan. 6 Riot U.S. Justice Department/2021

Hawaii Proud Boys Founder Pleads Guilty To Role In Jan. 6 Riot

Nicholas Ochs faces up to 20 years in prison for the charge of obstruction of an official proceeding.

Rep. Kahele Visits Taiwan With Congressional Colleagues U.S. Congress/2022

Rep. Kahele Visits Taiwan With Congressional Colleagues

Meeting with President Tsai reaffirmed “unwavering commitment” to supporting Democracy, says Hawaii delegate.

Senate Democrats Pass ‘Historic’ Climate, Healthcare And Tax Bill Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2022

Senate Democrats Pass ‘Historic’ Climate, Healthcare And Tax Bill

There’s more than $370 billion for energy and climate programs, including a $25 million set aside for Native Hawaiian communities.

Hirono, Schatz Want Term Limits For US Supreme Court Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2019

Hirono, Schatz Want Term Limits For US Supreme Court

Legislation calls for a new justice to take the bench every two years and spend 18 years in active service.

Can Patrick Branco’s Mainland Backers Buy Him A Seat In Congress? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Can Patrick Branco’s Mainland Backers Buy Him A Seat In Congress?

The freshman legislator is a newcomer to Hawaii politics, but super PACs with special interests in Washington have spent more than $1 million trying to get him elected.

Kai Kahele Could Have Trouble Financing His Run For Governor Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2020

Kai Kahele Could Have Trouble Financing His Run For Governor

The congressman says his gubernatorial campaign will be grassroots-funded but he’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from special interests in the past.

Raking It In: Hawaii’s Federal Delegation Brought More Than $265 Million To The State Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2020

Raking It In: Hawaii’s Federal Delegation Brought More Than $265 Million To The State

Fiscal year 2022 was the first budget cycle in more than a decade in which lawmakers were able to secure funding for pet projects in their states and districts.

Biden Nominates Ex-KPD Officer To Lead US Marshals Office In Hawaii U.S. Marshals Service

Biden Nominates Ex-KPD Officer To Lead US Marshals Office In Hawaii

Michael Contrades was named as a defendant in a federal lawsuit that settled for $1.8 million.