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Chin To Serve As Lieutenant Governor While Running For Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chin To Serve As Lieutenant Governor While Running For Congress

Updated: The Hawaii attorney general will replace Shan Tsutsui, who abruptly quit for a political strategy job. Deputy AG Russell Suzuki will serve as acting AG.

Maui Mayor In Political Hot Water Over Money To Nonprofits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Maui Mayor In Political Hot Water Over Money To Nonprofits

The state’s campaign finance watchdog says Mayor Alan Arakawa gave thousands of dollars to nonprofits in violation of state law.

Gov. Ige’s Campaign Cash As Low As His Poll Numbers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige’s Campaign Cash As Low As His Poll Numbers

The incumbent, who has held just three fundraisers, has raised far less than most sitting governors at this point.

Want To Be On Hawaii’s 2020 Presidential Ballot? Show Us Your Taxes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Want To Be On Hawaii’s 2020 Presidential Ballot? Show Us Your Taxes

An Oahu lawmaker plans legislation that would require all presidential candidates to release their returns.

Who Voted For Donald Trump In Hawaii? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Who Voted For Donald Trump In Hawaii?

A lot of his support came from mostly white, affluent tourism areas. He did especially well on parts of the North Shore.

Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders

Through endorsements and contributions, United Public Workers backed old-guard candidates and others who challenged current leadership.

Reader Rep: Was It Fair To Turn Kirk Caldwell Into A Cardboard Cutout? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Reader Rep: Was It Fair To Turn Kirk Caldwell Into A Cardboard Cutout?

Credit Civil Beat for coming up with a creative approach to candidate videos. But the resulting coverage could have been more balanced.

Schatz: Remember Sanders’ Passion When Looking To 2018 Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Remember Sanders’ Passion When Looking To 2018 Vote

“We need a progressive counter-revolution,” says the Hawaii senator, who was elected to a full six-year term Tuesday.

Chad Blair: Wednesday-Morning Quarterbacking Hawaii’s Election Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Wednesday-Morning Quarterbacking Hawaii’s Election

Everyone’s talking about you-know-who, but there were outcomes in local politics also worth keeping top of mind.

Neal Milner: What The Chicago Cubs Can Teach Us About Civility Brandon Schatsiek/Flickr.com

Neal Milner: What The Chicago Cubs Can Teach Us About Civility

The election showed our dark side while the World Series was a glimmer of light about how things ought to be.

Hawaii’s General Election Turnout Dipped To 58.3 Percent This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s General Election Turnout Dipped To 58.3 Percent This Year

The last presidential election in 2012 attracted a 61.9 percent turnout, but that ballot included Hawaii-born Barack Obama.

The Projector: General Election — The Day The Earth Stood Still Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat

The Projector: General Election — The Day The Earth Stood Still

Tuesday began with the usual polling place rituals. By late that night, change had come to America, overshadowing local races.