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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.

Andria Tupola: ‘I’m Going To Take Over This Government’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Andria Tupola: ‘I’m Going To Take Over This Government’

The energetic Republican candidate for Hawaii governor won’t be abandoning the party or coming home crying anytime soon.

On Citizen Initiatives, Courts — Not Voters — Often Have The Last Word Cory Lum/Civil Beat

On Citizen Initiatives, Courts — Not Voters — Often Have The Last Word

Statewide citizen initiatives aren’t authorized in Hawaii. But each of the four counties allow voters to place proposed laws directly on the ballot.

Chamber Of Commerce Pours $600K Into Fighting School-Funding Measure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chamber Of Commerce Pours $600K Into Fighting School-Funding Measure

Teachers have a half-million dollars of their own to support the proposal, while unions organize opposition to a constitutional convention.

Ed Case And Cam Cavasso Far Apart On Kavanaugh Nomination Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Ed Case And Cam Cavasso Far Apart On Kavanaugh Nomination

While they found some common ground at a candidates forum, the top contenders for the 1st Congressional District mostly disagreed.

In Hawaii, People Like Trump Better Than They Like The Legislature Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

In Hawaii, People Like Trump Better Than They Like The Legislature

A new survey shows how island residents feel about their elected officials, major institutions and a broad range of issues, from housing to the environment.

Following Campaign Cash In Hawaii Just Got Easier Screenshot/Campaign Spending Commission

Following Campaign Cash In Hawaii Just Got Easier

A new digital tool lets users see a massive amount of data with just a few mouse clicks — no Excel experience necessary.

Bigger Fines Considered To Send Campaign Lawbreakers A Message Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Bigger Fines Considered To Send Campaign Lawbreakers A Message

Candidates and political organizations may have to start paying more for filing their spending reports late or inaccurately.