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Campaign Cash: A Tale Of Two Bert Kobayashis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Cash: A Tale Of Two Bert Kobayashis

Two longtime Honolulu political donors with the same name are going different directions in the Hawaii governor’s race.

How Low Is Hawaii Voter Turnout? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Low Is Hawaii Voter Turnout?

In the 2016 general election, turnout estimates ranged from 43 percent to 58 percent — depending on what formula is used.

 

 

Saving Hawaii’s GOP: A Tough Job For 3 Candidates For Governor Civil Beat

Saving Hawaii’s GOP: A Tough Job For 3 Candidates For Governor

A west Oahu lawmaker, a perennial candidate and a former education official are vying to become just the third Republican governor since statehood.

Ad Watch: Ige And Hanabusa On What Makes Them Different Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ad Watch: Ige And Hanabusa On What Makes Them Different

The incumbent Hawaii governor boasts of delivering on a promise to put AC in classrooms, while the challenger touts her leadership chops.

Chad Blair: She’s Back! Hawaii’s Most Notorious Candidate Returns www.hawaiigovernor.com

Chad Blair: She’s Back! Hawaii’s Most Notorious Candidate Returns

Along with her friend “Jesus,” Angela Kaaihue is now vying for Andria Tupola’s Leeward Oahu seat.

Hawaii Gets $3.2 Million To Thwart Election Hacking Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gets $3.2 Million To Thwart Election Hacking

Russian hacking in 2016 prompted Congress to bolster state elections security with new funding.

Super PAC Dumps A Quarter-Million Dollars Into LG Race Courtesy: KITV

Super PAC Dumps A Quarter-Million Dollars Into LG Race

The pro-rail carpenters union is backing state Sen. Josh Green, but one political analyst questions whether it’s payback against another candidate.

Why This New Hawaii Super PAC Has Already Changed Its Name Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why This New Hawaii Super PAC Has Already Changed Its Name

The backlash over using a Hawaiian song title without permission has been building for weeks and surfaced at the state Democratic Convention.

Here’s What Candidates For Governor Say About Public Information Policies Honolulu Civil Beat

Here’s What Candidates For Governor Say About Public Information Policies

There are differences in how they would deal with high public records fees and requiring public commission members to disclose conflicts.

Neal Milner: After Trump’s Win We’d Be Crazy To Write Off David Ige Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: After Trump’s Win We’d Be Crazy To Write Off David Ige

The pundits tell you Colleen Hanabusa has a good chance of being Hawaii’s next governor. But you probably misunderstand the probabilities.

Hawaii Elections 2018: Primary Ballot Theresa Thompson via Flickr

Hawaii Elections 2018: Primary Ballot

Hundreds of candidates have filed to run in the August primary. We’ll update with info about them throughout the summer.

Late Moves Shake Up Hawaii Races For Governor, Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Late Moves Shake Up Hawaii Races For Governor, Congress

While half of the state legislative seats have just one candidate in the primary, many others will be competitive.