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Central Oahu Senate Candidates Want To Help Businesses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Central Oahu Senate Candidates Want To Help Businesses

But Democratic Sen. Bennette Misalucha and GOP challenger Kelly Kitashima differ on how to diversify the economy and control the state’s budget.

QAnon Conspiracies, Proud Boys And The Future of Hawaii’s GOP Getty Images/iStockphoto

QAnon Conspiracies, Proud Boys And The Future of Hawaii’s GOP

The party has struggled for the past decade to gain a meaningful foothold in the islands. The rise of Donald Trump and the radical right has only made the situation more dire.

Maui Voters Will Decide On New Ag Dept, Managing Director And More Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Maui Voters Will Decide On New Ag Dept, Managing Director And More

Seven proposed county charter amendments are on the ballot this fall.

Former Hawaii Residents Sue Over Absentee Ballot Access Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Former Hawaii Residents Sue Over Absentee Ballot Access

Lawyers argue that if not for their current place of residence, the plaintiffs would otherwise be eligible to vote under the overseas voting laws.

Honolulu Mayor Candidates Say They’d Finish Rail As Planned But Not How They’d Pay For It

Honolulu Mayor Candidates Say They’d Finish Rail As Planned But Not How They’d Pay For It

But the situation with the more than $9 billion project is so fluid right now that both Amemiya and Blangiardi struggle to say how they’ll handle it.

Hawaii PACs Pump Another $500K Into Local Campaigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii PACs Pump Another $500K Into Local Campaigns

As campaigns start to ramp up again, unions and other interest groups are donating heavily to candidates and to buy ads in support or opposition.

Why Is This New Super PAC Spending Big Bucks On Maui Council Races? Screenshot

Why Is This New Super PAC Spending Big Bucks On Maui Council Races?

Little is known about Hui O Maui Citizens For Change but the group is backing conservative-leaning members.

Hawaii Island Voters Will Decide 16 County Charter Amendments Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Hawaii Island Voters Will Decide 16 County Charter Amendments

The issues include County Council term lengths and giving the council and certain boards more disciplinary powers.

How Honolulu’s Mayoral Candidates Would Tackle The Pandemic

How Honolulu’s Mayoral Candidates Would Tackle The Pandemic

Blangiardi and Amemiya both would have done things different than the Caldwell administration but they differ most on the role of police.