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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.

Ige, Tupola Take Advantage Of Opportunities In First TV Debate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, Tupola Take Advantage Of Opportunities In First TV Debate

The governor ties his Republican challenger to President Trump, while she attacks the incumbent’s fiscal policies during rare time in the limelight.

Here’s How The Top Contenders For Governor Shake Out On Key Issues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How The Top Contenders For Governor Shake Out On Key Issues

Gov. David Ige and state Rep. Andria Tupola both oppose using LNG to produce electricity. But their differences shine through on other topics.

Can A Moderate Like Ed Case Still Thrive In Washington? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can A Moderate Like Ed Case Still Thrive In Washington?

The Hawaii Democrat is likely headed back to Congress. But his centrist views are definitely out of style in a U.S. Capitol split by partisanship.