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Chad Blair: Where Did All The Beards And ‘Staches Go On Hawaii Politicians? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Where Did All The Beards And ‘Staches Go On Hawaii Politicians?

Gov. Ige sports a moustache, but most of our elected officials prefer the clean shave.

Chad Blair: Despite Legislative Setbacks, Ige Sees ‘Progress’ For His Agenda Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Despite Legislative Setbacks, Ige Sees ‘Progress’ For His Agenda

In the 2019 session many administration bills died, programs got less funding than sought and nominees faced tough grilling.

Chad Blair: How To Pick A President Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: How To Pick A President

The Democratic Party of Hawaii has asked members for input on its 2020 presidential preference poll.

Lawmakers Move Swiftly On Spending Plan, But That’s Not The End Of The Debate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Move Swiftly On Spending Plan, But That’s Not The End Of The Debate

The budget is expected to be approved a month earlier than normal, but thorny funding decisions like Big Island disaster relief and pre-K expansion remain undecided.

 

 

Chad Blair: Some Grumbling Over Senate Committee Posts Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Some Grumbling Over Senate Committee Posts

A few senators are upset about their assignments and say traditions are not being followed, but President Ron Kouchi says any complaints are baseless.

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.

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