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Colleen Hanabusa

Gov. David Ige: Is Being Hawaii’s Engineer In Chief Good Enough For Now? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. David Ige: Is Being Hawaii’s Engineer In Chief Good Enough For Now?

The far-from-flashy governor touts his achievements when it comes to the basics, but already, there are murmurs of a potential 2018 primary challenger.

Hanabusa Picked to Help Monitor Honolulu Rail Project PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Picked to Help Monitor Honolulu Rail Project

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Monday that he will appoint the former congresswoman to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation.
Hawaii Monitor: Ethics Commission Ruling Draws Teachers’ Union Lawsuit Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Ethics Commission Ruling Draws Teachers’ Union Lawsuit

Commission says candidates for the Hawaii State Teachers Association can't use school mailboxes to campaign.
Hanabusa Won’t Challenge US Senate Election Results PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Won’t Challenge US Senate Election Results

Congresswoman still “very concerned” about public confidence in Puna vote election process.

Hawaii Primary: Schatz Hangs On To Win US Senate Race PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Primary: Schatz Hangs On To Win US Senate Race

Six days after the rest of Hawaii voted, two Big Island precincts weigh in. Meanwhile, 800 previously uncounted ballots from Maui are added to the mix.
Will Hanabusa’s Push in Puna Be Enough? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Will Hanabusa’s Push in Puna Be Enough?

In the Hawaii Senate race, Brian Schatz holds a narrow lead over the congresswoman, but it might be enough to keep him in office.
Hawaii US Senate: Schatz Leads Hanabusa — Slightly Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hawaii US Senate: Schatz Leads Hanabusa — Slightly

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz holds a lead on U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, but the race is still tight.
Akaka Speaks Out on Iraq in Hanabusa Radio Spot PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Akaka Speaks Out on Iraq in Hanabusa Radio Spot

The former U.S. senator praises the Senate hopeful for opposing renewed military action.

Ad Watch: Hanabusa Hits the TV Airwaves, Touts Local Upbringing

Ad Watch: Hanabusa Hits the TV Airwaves, Touts Local Upbringing

The ad is the congresswoman's first for TV, and presents the same message to voters as her previous radio spot about her being a woman of the people.
Ad Watch: Hanabusa Airs First Ad, Highlighting her Hawaii Roots

Ad Watch: Hanabusa Airs First Ad, Highlighting her Hawaii Roots

The minute-long radio spot doesn’t touch on issues, but it does show that the congresswoman is hurting for cash.
Campaign Cash Advantage: Schatz’s Edge Over Hanabusa Is Paying Off

Campaign Cash Advantage: Schatz’s Edge Over Hanabusa Is Paying Off

UPDATED The senator has raised and spent more money than his opponent, but still seems to hold the advantage afforded by cash in the bank.
Did Sen. Brian Schatz Score Big Political Points With Climate Summit?

Did Sen. Brian Schatz Score Big Political Points With Climate Summit?

The senator played a key role in bringing heavy-hitters like Al Gore and Barbara Boxer to Hawaii.