Civil Beat Topics

Hawaii Legislature

Capitol Watch: Dec. 17

Capitol Watch: Dec. 17

DADT repeal may happen this weekend; Hannemann takes hotel advocate job; Inouye's deep thoughts on his dead omnibus bill; and about that rail EIS.
Capitol Watch: Dec. 14

Capitol Watch: Dec. 14

Hooser opines on the House re-org; local GOP in disarray; and Abercrombie yet to move into Washington Place.
Capitol Watch: Dec. 13

Capitol Watch: Dec. 13

Man tries to commit suicide at Capitol; Marumoto wants to save a school; and Obama's Hawaii vacation on hold until Congress is pau.
House Reps Attack Speaker, Call for New Leadership Hawaii House of Representatives

House Reps Attack Speaker, Call for New Leadership

Eighteen legislators who want Calvin Say out give him scathing letter asking him to work with them on "leadership compromise."
Capitol Watch: Dec. 9

Capitol Watch: Dec. 9

GOP's Kaauwai wants Hanabusa to pressure Hirono on tax vote. And the effort by Akaka and Inouye to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell falls short.
Capitol Watch: Dec. 8 Hawaii House of Representatives

Capitol Watch: Dec. 8

House dissenters send letter to Calvin Say calling for a new speaker.
Dissecting Abercrombie’s ‘New Day’

Dissecting Abercrombie’s ‘New Day’

The challenges Hawaii's new governor will face implementing his comprehensive plan for the state.
Capitol Watch: Dec. 2

Capitol Watch: Dec. 2

Lingle releases financial study for Honolulu rail project. Legislators of tomorrow take over the Capitol.
Capitol Watch: Dec. 1 File photo.

Capitol Watch: Dec. 1

Akaka joins Inouye in supporting repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." And state senators meet and greet.
Capitol Watch: Nov. 30

Capitol Watch: Nov. 30

Lawmakers recognize outstanding service of a longtime Capitol employee. And Abercrombie picks directors for budget and labor.
Cachola: One Change to Council Resolution and It’s Finished

Cachola: One Change to Council Resolution and It’s Finished

Councilman Romy Cachola says that if a single alteration is made to the pending Hawaii State Association of Counties Legislative Package, the entire resolution will die.
Fall of the House of Say? Hawaii House of Representatives

Fall of the House of Say?

After more than a decade on the job, House Speaker Calvin Say can't muster the votes to stay in power.