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Hawaii In The Thick Of DC Battle Over Ballast Water Dumping Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii In The Thick Of DC Battle Over Ballast Water Dumping

Environmental groups say the shipping industry wants to loosen regulations, which could make it harder to fight invasive species.

Brian Schatz Has Become A Big Shot In Campaign Fundraising Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Brian Schatz Has Become A Big Shot In Campaign Fundraising

Hawaii’s senior senator isn’t on the ballot again until 2022, but he’s raised more than $2 million for fellow Senate Democrats in recent years.

US Senate To Trump: Journalists Are Not ‘Enemies Of The People’ Chad Blair/Civil Beat

US Senate To Trump: Journalists Are Not ‘Enemies Of The People’

A resolution authored by Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz passed unanimously in support of the First Amendment and freedom of the press.

Why A Hawaii Senator Wants To Stop A Coal-Fired Plant In Kenya Flickr: UniversityBlogSpot

Why A Hawaii Senator Wants To Stop A Coal-Fired Plant In Kenya

Brian Schatz teamed up with fellow senators to fill a gap left by President Trump’s refusal to address climate change.

Hawaii’s Future Is At Stake, Hanabusa Tells State Democratic Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Future Is At Stake, Hanabusa Tells State Democratic Convention

On the event’s second and final day, delegates replace chairman Tim Vandeveer with Kealii Lopez.

Civil Beat Poll: Tulsi Gabbard Is Hawaii’s Most Popular Politician Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Tulsi Gabbard Is Hawaii’s Most Popular Politician

Only former President Obama gets higher marks than the Hawaii congresswoman.

Hirono Evokes Floods And Volcanoes In Effort To Restore Net Neutrality C-Span

Hirono Evokes Floods And Volcanoes In Effort To Restore Net Neutrality

The U.S. Senate passed a Democratic-backed resolution Wednesday to keep Obama-era internet access rules in place.

US Missile Strikes In Syria Draw Strong Reaction From Hawaii Delegation Getty Images

US Missile Strikes In Syria Draw Strong Reaction From Hawaii Delegation

Hawaii’s senators and representatives called for peace in Syria, congressional approval of future military action and the renewed acceptance of refugees into the U.S.

Hawaii Senators Get Their Shot At Facebook CEO Zuckerberg AP/ Carolyn Kaster

Hawaii Senators Get Their Shot At Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

Sen. Mazie Hirono wanted assurances that Facebook wouldn’t help ICE target immigrants using data from the social media platform.

Schatz For President In 2020? Don’t Count On It, He Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz For President In 2020? Don’t Count On It, He Says

Told his name is being “bandied about” as a possible candidate, the Hawaii senator dismissed any notion that he might run.

College Would Get A Lot More Affordable Under This New Schatz Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

College Would Get A Lot More Affordable Under This New Schatz Proposal

The Hawaii senator’s debt-free college plan is getting some attention nationally even though it’s unlikely to gain congressional approval any time soon.

Former Hawaii Resident Confirmed For Top Border Protection Post U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Former Hawaii Resident Confirmed For Top Border Protection Post

Hawaii’s senators split their votes as Kevin McAleenan was confirmed as U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner.