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Colleen Hanabusa

Hanabusa to Decide on Senate Run by August

Hanabusa to Decide on Senate Run by August

First-term Hawaii congresswoman says it's an opportunity that "doesn't come come around often."

Hirono Sparks Political Free-For-All

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono is officially running for U.S. Senate. Let the political games begin.
Akaka Retirement Triggers Political Free-For-All

Akaka Retirement Triggers Political Free-For-All

A U.S. Senate seat in Hawaii opens but once in a generation. Civil Beat handicaps the 2012 race.
Capitol Watch:  Jan. 20

Capitol Watch: Jan. 20

UPDATED 4:33 p.m. Former priest named gov's homeless coordinator; Olelo TV update; Aila, Paty and DLNR; full House; and Senate alters invocations.
Hanabusa: Health-Care Repeal Won’t Happen Courtesy Colleen Hanabusa

Hanabusa: Health-Care Repeal Won’t Happen

Hawaii's newest U.S. representative speaks with Civil Beat on the day she joins the House.
Capitol Watch: Jan. 5

Capitol Watch: Jan. 5

UPDATE 4:37 p.m. Hanabusa already under fire; Inouye's ninth; the governor and the military; House staff turnover; and separating church, state.
Capitol Watch: Dec. 30

Capitol Watch: Dec. 30

UPDATE 4:44 p.m. Dengue fever; BBQ for Barry O; Dim sum with Calvin Say; Hirono and Hanabusa; and money, money, money.
Capitol Watch: Nov. 12

Capitol Watch: Nov. 12

As deadline nears for job inquiries in the new administration, traffic at Abercrombie headquarters picks up.
Hanabusa Captured Case Voters to Win 1st Congressional District

Hanabusa Captured Case Voters to Win 1st Congressional District

Hawaii's new congresswoman turned a 19-7 disadvantage in House districts in May to a 19-7 edge on Tuesday.