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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.

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.”