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Ige Fires Back: Hawaii Doesn’t Need ‘Backroom Deals’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Fires Back: Hawaii Doesn’t Need ‘Backroom Deals’

The governor says legislative leaders who now support Colleen Hanabusa are using their political power to manipulate the voters.

Hawaii’s Top Lawmakers Unite Against Gov. Ige’s Re-Election Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Top Lawmakers Unite Against Gov. Ige’s Re-Election

The leaders of the Hawaii House and Senate and the chairs of the money committees say Gov. David Ige is just not up to the job.

Chad Blair: Guns Suddenly Become An Issue In Governor’s Race PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Guns Suddenly Become An Issue In Governor’s Race

Updated 3/7/2018: Challenger Clayton Hee demonstrates that he has not lost his ability to shake things up, politically and policy-wise. And Hawaii has lots of guns.

Chad Blair: Should Hawaii Politicians Accept Mainland Cash? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Should Hawaii Politicians Accept Mainland Cash?

Updated: Gov. David Ige recently held two campaign fundraisers in Washington, D.C., while on official business. And Rep. Hanabusa took cash from NextEra.

Former Sen. Clayton Hee Is Running For Governor PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Former Sen. Clayton Hee Is Running For Governor

The longtime Hawaii lawmaker says Honolulu rail has been mismanaged and the money should be spent on other things.

Congressional Budget Deal Likely Means More Federal Money For Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Congressional Budget Deal Likely Means More Federal Money For Hawaii

President Trump proposed massive cutbacks, but the opposite is likely to happen after a bipartisan deal lifted spending caps.

Ige Leads Hanabusa In Campaign Fundraising For Governor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Leads Hanabusa In Campaign Fundraising For Governor’s Race

State Sen. Jill Tokuda tops lieutenant governor candidates, bringing in more donations than her four rivals.

Hawaii Praises And Pans Trump Speech AP

Hawaii Praises And Pans Trump Speech

The president is lauded as a “man of his word” by supporters while opponents call his address “disappointingly divisive.”

Gabbard Shakes Up Governor’s Race By Endorsing Hanabusa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard Shakes Up Governor’s Race By Endorsing Hanabusa

The congresswoman takes the unusual step of backing her D.C. colleague in the Democratic primary.

Hawaii Delegation Splits Its Votes As Government Shutdown Ends Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Delegation Splits Its Votes As Government Shutdown Ends

Reopen the government or make a stand for child immigrants? Congressional Democrats reached different conclusions.
Hanabusa Should Follow Her Own Advice And Resign Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Should Follow Her Own Advice And Resign

She said Attorney General Doug Chin should quit to run for Congress, so why does she intend to keep her D.C. post while running for governor?
Hanabusa Launches Campaign With Swipe At ‘Rudderless’ Ige Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Launches Campaign With Swipe At ‘Rudderless’ Ige

The Hawaii congresswoman says state government is "adrift" and needs a course correction.