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Hawaii Tsunami Costs Rising, Gov Expands Disaster Declaration

Abercrombie signs declaration to help get federal funds for disaster relief.

Off The Beat: Separation of Powers

Reminder to Hawaii governor: The Legislature is a different branch of government.
Usual Suspects Gave Big Bucks For Abercrombie Inauguration

Usual Suspects Gave Big Bucks For Abercrombie Inauguration

Unions, law firms and big business were among the donors for Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie's festivities.

OIP: Abercrombie Must Reveal Judge Candidates

State lawyers say short list must be released after confirmation.
Fighting for Hawaii High Court Short List

Fighting for Hawaii High Court Short List

Abercrombie's Supreme Court nominee unveiled as also-rans stay secret. Move is legal, but breaks with predecessor.
Capitol Watch: Jan. 14

Capitol Watch: Jan. 14

UPDATED Saturday, Jan. 15, 9:30 a.m. Kahle asks for a fact check; Senate sets opening day agenda; House GOP won't wait for Dems to organize; Kaauwai welcomes new RNC chair; and grumbling over Capitol snack shop prices.
Capitol Watch: Dec. 18

Capitol Watch: Dec. 18

Governor names health director, deputies; Kobayashi confirmed; and Akaka, Inouye reflect on demise of 'Don't Ask, 'Don't Tell.'
Capitol Watch: Dec. 16

Capitol Watch: Dec. 16

Pot guru Roger Christie denied bail; Salary dispute in Kauai government; more from Inouye defending earmarks; Aiona takes VP job at alma mater; and Hawaii audit on Arizona prison contracts expected soon.
Gov: ‘Bring All Prisoners Back’ From Mainland

Gov: ‘Bring All Prisoners Back’ From Mainland

In a policy shift, Neil Abercrombie proposes moving beyond his plan to stop shipping prisoners to the mainland.
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