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Government, Politics, Etc. Civil Unions and Homelessness now have their own discussion areas, as does the 1st…

Hirono: ‘Never Take Anything For Granted’

2nd District Congresswoman Mazie Hirono on her re-election bid, her record in office and her lack of a serious challenger in a year when the tide nationally is against incumbents.
News Flash: Rep. Hirono Elected to Third Term

News Flash: Rep. Hirono Elected to Third Term

Just kidding. But might as well have been serious because no Hawaii congressional incumbent has lost a seat since statehood and no serious challenger has emerged in the 2nd District.
Minority Report: GOP and the 2010 Hawaii Legislature

Minority Report: GOP and the 2010 Hawaii Legislature

Although vastly outnumbered in the Democratically-controlled Legislature, Republican members say they can, and do, influence legislation - despite striking out on all 46 bills introduced by House minority caucus.
Is Hawaii helped by uncontested elections?

Is Hawaii helped by uncontested elections?

Dan Inouye has been virtually unopposed in his lengthy career in the U.S. Senate. Even in his…
Inouye Stands Tall While Others May Fall

Inouye Stands Tall While Others May Fall

In a year when even the Senate seats of President Obama and Vice President Biden are in jeopardy, Hawaii's senior senator has clear path to 9th term.

Unknown candidates for No. 2 no help for Aiona

So far, only two Republicans have pulled papers to seek the lieutenant governor’s job, neither of them brand names. That…
Hawaii Politics