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Chad Blair: Wild Night On Mainland, But It’s Politics As Usual In Hawaii Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Wild Night On Mainland, But It’s Politics As Usual In Hawaii

So much changed nationally, including control of the U.S. House and the election of scores of women. But not here.

Democrats Keep Their Tight Lock On The Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Democrats Keep Their Tight Lock On The Legislature

Republicans, who currently hold only five House seats and no Senate seats, appear poised to grab one Senate seat.

What A New Hawaii ConCon Might Look Like Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What A New Hawaii ConCon Might Look Like

The Hawaiian renaissance ensured the 1978 constitutional convention would enshrine indigenous rights. A lot has changed since then.

Chad Blair: Can Anything Help The GOP In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Can Anything Help The GOP In Hawaii?

GOP party chair Shirlene Ostrov has a hard climb to build a viable two-party system in the islands. This year, even her top-ticket candidates are feuding.

Why Progressives In Blue Hawaii Face An Uphill Battle Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Progressives In Blue Hawaii Face An Uphill Battle

Five of 14 candidates backed by progressive political organizations survived the Aug. 6 primary.

Chad Blair: Did David Ige Tell Colleen Hanabusa To ‘Sit Down And Shut Up’?

Chad Blair: Did David Ige Tell Colleen Hanabusa To ‘Sit Down And Shut Up’?

Hanabusa supporters are blasting the governor for challenging Hanabusa’s repeated criticism of him, saying it’s really a dis on women.

Candidates For Governor Hone Their Messages At Hilo Forum Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Candidates For Governor Hone Their Messages At Hilo Forum

At a time of upheaval on the Big Island, two Democrats and two Republicans talked about how to build a better future.

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.

Following The Money In Oahu Legislative Races Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Following The Money In Oahu Legislative Races

Fresh faces are raising and spending more than some longtime lawmakers with better name recognition.

Chad Blair: She’s Back! Hawaii’s Most Notorious Candidate Returns www.hawaiigovernor.com

Chad Blair: She’s Back! Hawaii’s Most Notorious Candidate Returns

Along with her friend “Jesus,” Angela Kaaihue is now vying for Andria Tupola’s Leeward Oahu seat.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Politics Has Never Been For The Faint-Hearted Wikimedia Commons

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Politics Has Never Been For The Faint-Hearted

Rough political attacks are nothing new. In 1874, supporters of Queen Emma physically assaulted backers of David Kalakaua in the aftermath of a royal election.

Lawmakers Really Need To Prohibit Fundraising During Session Flickr: Tax Credits

Lawmakers Really Need To Prohibit Fundraising During Session

It doesn’t get any more outrageous than legislative leaders asking people to pony up cash for Colleen Hanabusa at the same time they’re voting on bills and budgets.

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