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Voters Split On Making Changes To State Constitution Courtesy: 401(K) 2012/Flickr

Voters Split On Making Changes To State Constitution

Voters narrowly agreed to a measure involving excess state funds but turned down an increase in the financial threshold for jury trials.

Chang Tops Slom In Race To Unseat Hawaii’s Only GOP Senator Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Chang Tops Slom In Race To Unseat Hawaii’s Only GOP Senator

Other than Slom and Pouha, incumbents fared well in legislative races. Rhoads, Gates, Holt and Nakamura won open seats.

Schatz, Gabbard, Hanabusa Win Big In Congressional Races Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Schatz, Gabbard, Hanabusa Win Big In Congressional Races

Colleen Hanabusa will rejoin the congressional delegation after winning two races on the general election ballot.

LIVE BLOG: Hawaii Polling Places Stay Open Late Cory Lum/Civil Beat

LIVE BLOG: Hawaii Polling Places Stay Open Late

Many voting venues remained open long after they they were supposed to close due to long lines and machine problems.

Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names Wikimedia Commons

Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names

Individual gifts from the islands totaled $2.2 million to the 2016 presidential candidates.

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race Flickr.com

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race

With few exceptions, Democrats are winning the money game against Republican opponents in key state House and Senate races.

Clinton And Trump Supporters Make Some Noise In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Clinton And Trump Supporters Make Some Noise In Hawaii

The state campaigns intensify their get-out-the-vote efforts as the polls tighten and Election Day approaches.

3 Civil Questions For Kirk Caldwell And Charles Djou — Episode 4

3 Civil Questions For Kirk Caldwell And Charles Djou — Episode 4

In this episode, the mayor and his challenger are asked about a do-over for rail, Oahu’s traffic and urban sprawl.

Anti-Caldwell Super PAC May Have Broken Campaign Laws Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Anti-Caldwell Super PAC May Have Broken Campaign Laws

Save Our City spent nearly $200,000 on anti-Caldwell ads, but it hasn’t been telling voters where the money came from.

What Should The State Do With Any Surplus Funds? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Should The State Do With Any Surplus Funds?

One ballot measure would change how extra money is handled, another boosts the threshhold for a jury trial.

Does Party Preference Matter On Council’s Reapportionment Panel? City and County of Honolulu

Does Party Preference Matter On Council’s Reapportionment Panel?

A charter amendment would lift a cap on how many people from one party can help redraw Honolulu City Council district boundaries.

Competitive Races Are The Exceptions In Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Competitive Races Are The Exceptions In Hawaii Legislature

The Capitol won’t lose its blue hue, as 25 candidates are unopposed and six Democrats have no Republican challenger.