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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.

Hawaii Elections Guide 2018 Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Hawaii Elections Guide 2018

Here’s our overview of the 2018 elections including links to essential information, candidate positions and news stories. Check back frequently — we’ll be updating through Nov. 6.

Hawaii Elections 2018: General Election Ballot Theresa Thompson via Flickr

Hawaii Elections 2018: General Election Ballot

Need to figure out who to vote for on Nov. 6? Click on the links in this story to see how candidates in your area feel about certain issues.

Why The Hawaii Elections Office Doesn’t Do More To Encourage Voting Eugene Tanner

Why The Hawaii Elections Office Doesn’t Do More To Encourage Voting

Federal voter-education dollars can’t be used to promote voting, and state elections officials say it’s not their job anyway.

In Governor’s Race, Ige Has Huge Cash Advantage Over Tupola Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

In Governor’s Race, Ige Has Huge Cash Advantage Over Tupola

The incumbent emerged from a bruising primary battle with more than $206,000 on hand. The Republican challenger has $11,700.

Capitol Finance: How Top Lawmakers Build Their Power With Campaign Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Capitol Finance: How Top Lawmakers Build Their Power With Campaign Cash

Top Hawaii House and Senate leaders have given out nearly $200,000 to other candidates since 2006.