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Education and the Elections

There is strong evidence that we have lost sight of this public purpose of education. Today, we misguidedly elevate secondary goals of education — “college and career readiness” — to the level of first principles.

What Happens to Vacated Board of Education Seat?

Leeward District member Breene Harimoto resigned from the board of education at the end of June. The governor appointed an interim representative, but no candidates have filed to run for the vacant seat yet. The elections office told what's going to happen.

Fact Check: The Truth About Election Claims

Between now and November, there's one thing we can be sure about: claims and counter-claims are going to fly from politicians. You can also be sure that Civil Beat will be holding them accountable, and letting you know whether what they say is true, mostly true, half true, barely true, false or a "screaming lie."

Federal Campaign Finance Reports for 2nd Quarter

Thursday was the deadline for candidates to report their campaign finance contributions and expenses. Civil Beat pulled the reports.

Hawaii Links For Friday, June 18

Top of mind: the latest on who's running for office, the first mayoral debate and another gay-pride parade in Waikiki
Resign To Run Law Was Designed to Stop One Man

Resign To Run Law Was Designed to Stop One Man

Mufi Hannemann must resign as Honolulu mayor by July 20 if he wants to…