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Super PAC’s Attack Reveals Gaps In Hawaii Campaign Finance Law PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Super PAC’s Attack Reveals Gaps In Hawaii Campaign Finance Law

Voters can’t find out who’s funding a new website with claims of domestic violence against a candidate for governor until after the primary election.

Chad Blair: She Was An ‘R,’ Now She’s A ‘D’ — And Running For Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: She Was An ‘R,’ Now She’s A ‘D’ — And Running For Congress

State Rep. Beth Fukumoto hopes to ride anti-Trump sentiment to Capitol Hill.

This Time Hawaii Lawmakers Must Deliver On All-Mail Elections Chad Blair/Civil Beat

This Time Hawaii Lawmakers Must Deliver On All-Mail Elections

Similar measures died in the Legislature the past three sessions. Let’s get it right in 2018.

Hawaii May Switch To All-Mail Elections In 2020 Flickr.com

Hawaii May Switch To All-Mail Elections In 2020

A bill requiring the conversion in hopes of increasing voter turnout is headed to the House floor.

Why Would Anyone Want To Be Lieutenant Governor? Courtesy: KITV

Why Would Anyone Want To Be Lieutenant Governor?

The office comes with little power and few responsibilities. But it positions politicians for a leap to higher office — and to raise a lot of campaign cash.

Chin To Serve As Lieutenant Governor While Running For Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chin To Serve As Lieutenant Governor While Running For Congress

Updated: The Hawaii attorney general will replace Shan Tsutsui, who abruptly quit for a political strategy job. Deputy AG Russell Suzuki will serve as acting AG.

Maui Mayor In Political Hot Water Over Money To Nonprofits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Maui Mayor In Political Hot Water Over Money To Nonprofits

The state’s campaign finance watchdog says Mayor Alan Arakawa gave thousands of dollars to nonprofits in violation of state law.

Gov. Ige’s Campaign Cash As Low As His Poll Numbers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige’s Campaign Cash As Low As His Poll Numbers

The incumbent, who has held just three fundraisers, has raised far less than most sitting governors at this point.

Want To Be On Hawaii’s 2020 Presidential Ballot? Show Us Your Taxes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Want To Be On Hawaii’s 2020 Presidential Ballot? Show Us Your Taxes

An Oahu lawmaker plans legislation that would require all presidential candidates to release their returns.

Who Voted For Donald Trump In Hawaii? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Who Voted For Donald Trump In Hawaii?

A lot of his support came from mostly white, affluent tourism areas. He did especially well on parts of the North Shore.

Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders

Through endorsements and contributions, United Public Workers backed old-guard candidates and others who challenged current leadership.

Reader Rep: Was It Fair To Turn Kirk Caldwell Into A Cardboard Cutout? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Reader Rep: Was It Fair To Turn Kirk Caldwell Into A Cardboard Cutout?

Credit Civil Beat for coming up with a creative approach to candidate videos. But the resulting coverage could have been more balanced.