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Maui Voters Want Tougher Fines For Unlicensed Airbnbs Airbnb

Maui Voters Want Tougher Fines For Unlicensed Airbnbs

On Kauai, voters were rejecting an amendment that would repeal the current term limits on County Council members.

Ige Cruises To Re-Election As Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Cruises To Re-Election As Governor

Incumbent Gov. David Ige and his running mate, Josh Green, easily defeated GOP challengers Andria Tupola and Marissa Kerns in Hawaii’s gubernatorial election.

High-Profile PR Firm Is Getting Involved In Hawaii Politics Flickr.com

High-Profile PR Firm Is Getting Involved In Hawaii Politics

A company that made a big splash by hiring away public officials has aided the campaigns of the teachers union, an OHA candidate and a Maui super PAC.

Early Voting Is Way Up Nationwide, But Not In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Early Voting Is Way Up Nationwide, But Not In Hawaii

There’s a lot of drama on the mainland with control of Congress up for grabs. Hawaii’s races hold less suspense.

Hawaii Ballot Issues Draw $2.7 Million In Campaign Spending

Hawaii Ballot Issues Draw $2.7 Million In Campaign Spending

Most of that money won’t end up influencing voters since the measure to raise taxes to fund public schools was thrown out by the state Supreme Court.

Ige, Tupola Spar In Final Debate Before Election Day Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, Tupola Spar In Final Debate Before Election Day

The candidates field questions about housing, sea level rise, President Trump and their own running mates for lieutenant governor.

A Vegas Crooner Faces Long Odds In Quest To Unseat Tulsi Gabbard Brian Evans

A Vegas Crooner Faces Long Odds In Quest To Unseat Tulsi Gabbard

Maui Republican Brian Evans switched parties to run against the congresswoman. He says she’s more interested in running for president than serving her district.

Hawaii GOP’s Best Shot At Winning Something Is A Mililani House Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii GOP’s Best Shot At Winning Something Is A Mililani House Seat

GOP officials desperately want to stop losing seats. They’re already down to five in the 76-member Legislature.

Why GOP Congressional Candidate Cam Cavasso Won’t Quit Running Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why GOP Congressional Candidate Cam Cavasso Won’t Quit Running

The former legislator hasn’t won an election since 1988, yet he keeps taking on Hawaii’s Democrats in federal races.

Questions About The ConCon? We’ve Got Your Answers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Questions About The ConCon? We’ve Got Your Answers

Once a decade there’s a twist to Hawaii’s general election — a vote on whether to hold a constitutional convention. Here’s what voters need to know.

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Want Ige To Stick Around As Hawaii’s Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Want Ige To Stick Around As Hawaii’s Governor

Republican state Rep. Andria Tupola trails by 21 percentage points among likely Hawaii voters in the latest survey.

Kauai County Council Elections Shaping Up As A Free-For-All Allan Pararchini/Civil Beat

Kauai County Council Elections Shaping Up As A Free-For-All

The winners must deal with several looming issues, including combating climate change, worries over the relentless growth of tourism and maintaining the island’s rural lifestyle.