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How Capitol Connections Helped A Nonprofit Win A State Grant Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Capitol Connections Helped A Nonprofit Win A State Grant

Two Hawaii lawmakers voted to give public money to an animal support organization while sitting on its board of directors.

Here’s How These 5 LG Hopefuls Would Make That Office Relevant Screenshot: Hawaii News Now

Here’s How These 5 LG Hopefuls Would Make That Office Relevant

The five Democratic candidates for Hawaii’s lieutenant governor spent an hour Monday evening trying to win over voters.

Political Intrigue: What This Consultant Is Doing In Hawaii Is A Mystery Courtesy: S360

Political Intrigue: What This Consultant Is Doing In Hawaii Is A Mystery

Strategies 360 won’t reveal a single client or issue it’s supporting in the islands. But the company has assembled a stable of well-known local talent.

Why Hawaii Doesn’t Publish An Official Voters’ Guide Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Doesn’t Publish An Official Voters’ Guide

In many other states, pamphlets with information about candidates and issues on the ballot are sent to voters before an election.

How Hawaii Governor Candidates Would Handle Burgeoning Pension Debt PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Governor Candidates Would Handle Burgeoning Pension Debt

Whoever wins the race for governor will have to balance a budget that includes billion-dollar payments for retired state workers.

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.