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Hawaii Congressional Candidate Accused Of Campaign Violations Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Congressional Candidate Accused Of Campaign Violations

State Rep. Kaniela Ing says any problems are simply bookkeeping errors.

New Super PAC With Pro-Rail Ties Emerges In Hawaii Elections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Super PAC With Pro-Rail Ties Emerges In Hawaii Elections

The group, All Hawaii Stand Together, has ties to the pro-rail Pacific Resource Partnership that has been a big player in past elections.

Lawmakers Outdid Themselves Raising Campaign Cash This Session 401(K) 2012/Flickr

Lawmakers Outdid Themselves Raising Campaign Cash This Session

Fundraisers during the Hawaii legislative session have increased by 88 percent over the past six years.

State May Experiment With All-Mail Voting On Kauai Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

State May Experiment With All-Mail Voting On Kauai

The Garden Island has had difficulty in the past recruiting volunteer poll workers.

For Hawaii Politicians, It Pays To Have Jennifer Sabas On Your Side Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

For Hawaii Politicians, It Pays To Have Jennifer Sabas On Your Side

Support from the former top aide to the late Sen. Daniel Inouye has been a boon to two prominent candidates in their bids for higher office.

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.