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Hawaii Construction PAC Spent Nearly $1 Million On Oahu Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Construction PAC Spent Nearly $1 Million On Oahu Races

The state’s largest super PAC and business executives invested heavily in helping Rick Blangiardi beat Keith Amemiya to be Honolulu mayor.

Hawaii Elections Office Wants Ballots Mailed Tuesday Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Elections Office Wants Ballots Mailed Tuesday

Ballots can also be dropped off at drop boxes spread throughout the state and there are still in-person voting options.

Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41% Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41%

Officials ask that voters mail ballots by Tuesday.

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Can’t — Or Won’t — Say What They’ll Do About Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Can’t — Or Won’t — Say What They’ll Do About Rail

Facing a more than $1 billion deficit, Amemiya and Blangiardi say they don’t have enough information to map out the next steps to finish the project.

In Hawaii, Your Ballot Has To Be In By 7 p.m. On Election Day. Here’s Why Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

In Hawaii, Your Ballot Has To Be In By 7 p.m. On Election Day. Here’s Why

Eighteen other states will still accept a ballot if it’s postmarked by Election Day.

Campaign Spending Commission: Ad Reporting Law Needs Changed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Spending Commission: Ad Reporting Law Needs Changed

The proposal is among a package of bills the commission plans to push forward to the Legislature.

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.