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Concerns Of Voter Intimidation Raised In Cachola Victory

Concerns Of Voter Intimidation Raised In Cachola Victory

Kalihi family says Honolulu council member demanded ballot for Hawaii House seat be completed in front of him.
Hawaii Legislature: Primary Results Could Bring Leadership Change

Hawaii Legislature: Primary Results Could Bring Leadership Change

Next session likely to see new but also lots of familiar faces.

Milestone in Public Safety: Reforms For Parole and Probation

A diverse list of legislation moves Hawaii forward in public safety issues.
Oshiro: Obama’s Stance No Guarantee for Gay Marriage in Hawaii

Oshiro: Obama’s Stance No Guarantee for Gay Marriage in Hawaii

Architect of Hawaii civil unions cautions that political landscape in Legislature may not change much.
Off The Beat: Voting With Reservations is the Ultimate Cop Out

Off The Beat: Voting With Reservations is the Ultimate Cop Out

Legislative tradition doesn't serve Hawaii voters.

[VIDEO] What Hawaii Lawmakers Thought of the 2012 Legislature

Productive. Complicated. Scary. These were just a few of the answers lawmakers and others shared with Civil Beat on the last day of session.
Disagreement, Exemptions Marked 2012 Ledge

Disagreement, Exemptions Marked 2012 Ledge

Hawaii lawmakers can point to big successes, yet dysfunction lingers after sine die.
Hawaii Legislature Brings 47 Bills Back to Life Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Brings 47 Bills Back to Life

UPDATED They include key measures on Justice Reinvestment to reform Hawaii's criminal justice system.