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The Hawaii Republican Party’s Slow Path To Extinction

The Hawaii Republican Party’s Slow Path To Extinction

The GOP is unable to field candidates in a growing number of races — and that, worry experts, is a problem for democracy and government transparency.

A Surprise Challenge On The North Shore And Other Intriguing Senate Races Civil Beat

A Surprise Challenge On The North Shore And Other Intriguing Senate Races

Open seats provide opportunities, while a longtime legislator is challenging to get his state Senate post back.

This Ewa Senate Race Between A Lobbyist And A Lawmaker Is Getting Hot Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Ewa Senate Race Between A Lobbyist And A Lawmaker Is Getting Hot

Rep. Matt LoPresti says Senate President Ron Kouchi is distorting the facts to help lobbyist Alicia Maluafiti win the election.

Trying To Build ‘Generation One’ Of Micronesian Voters Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Trying To Build ‘Generation One’ Of Micronesian Voters

Could younger Micronesian-Americans, many of whom will eventually have the right to vote unlike their parents, be Hawaii’s next big voting bloc?

Here’s Why These Rookie Candidates Decided To Get Into Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s Why These Rookie Candidates Decided To Get Into Politics

This year’s newcomers come from all over the political spectrum, and a variety of issues inspired them to run.

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.

Ige: Hawaii Not Ready For Police Standards Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Hawaii Not Ready For Police Standards Board

A bill to create the board passed unanimously, but if the governor follows through on his intent-to-veto list, Hawaii will remain the only state without one.

Why Women Lack Power In Hawaii’s Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Women Lack Power In Hawaii’s Legislature

Men hold most of the leadership positions, setting the agenda and passing legislation.

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.

Lobbying On Both Sides Of Medical Aid In Dying Bill Cost More Than $34K Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lobbying On Both Sides Of Medical Aid In Dying Bill Cost More Than $34K

Updated: Opponents spent nearly twice on lobbying and public relations as much as supporters in a failed attempt to derail the measure, according to state reports.

Decision Delayed On Hawaii Legislator’s Alleged Campaign Violations Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Decision Delayed On Hawaii Legislator’s Alleged Campaign Violations

Rep. Kaniela Ing faces more than $15,000 in fines for 31 counts connected to prior campaigns.

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.