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Pod Squad: Why Will Espero Wants To Be Our LG

Pod Squad: Why Will Espero Wants To Be Our LG

An 18-year veteran of the Hawaii Legislature, the state senator hopes to make the jump to lieutenant governor.

Hanabusa Considering Run For Hawaii Governor Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Considering Run For Hawaii Governor

The congresswoman also supports an audit of Honolulu’s rail agency, saying the early years of the project have not been adequately scrutinized.

Hirono’s Up For Re-Election Next Year But Schatz Has Twice The Cash U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono

Hirono’s Up For Re-Election Next Year But Schatz Has Twice The Cash

Campaign finance reports show Hawaii’s U.S. senators have far different totals on hand, but Hirono did raise $400,000 from April to June.

Gabbard Rakes In Far More Campaign Cash Than Hanabusa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard Rakes In Far More Campaign Cash Than Hanabusa

The latest federal campaign finance reports indicate very different strategies by Hawaii’s congresswomen, and reinforce the notion Hanabusa may run for governor.

Run, Tulsi, Run? Gabbard’s Name Pops Up As Presidential Contender Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Run, Tulsi, Run? Gabbard’s Name Pops Up As Presidential Contender

The Hawaii congresswoman is rejecting PAC money as interest in a possible national campaign picks up.

Neal Milner: We Long Ago Stopped Trusting Anything About Honolulu Rail Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: We Long Ago Stopped Trusting Anything About Honolulu Rail

And that’s bad because the rail process has reinforced distrust that will affect our willingness to participate in civic life.

Lawmaker May Lose Committee Chair Over Pesticide Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmaker May Lose Committee Chair Over Pesticide Bill

Hawaii Rep. Angus McKelvey’s effort to push through a contentious pesticide disclosure bill could lead to his ouster as head of Consumer Protection and Commerce.

Neal Milner: The Language of Donald Trump Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Language of Donald Trump

Trump’s approach is obviously toxic. But that can also be true of Hawaii where complacency is the political language.

 

Hawaii GOP Lawmaker May Switch Parties Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii GOP Lawmaker May Switch Parties

UPDATED: Rep. Beth Fukumoto, who on Wednesday was removed as House Minority Leader, says she is being punished “for dissent.”

Caldwell Outspent Djou Nearly 4-To-1 In Honolulu Mayor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Outspent Djou Nearly 4-To-1 In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

The mayor raised $3.6 million, and a super PAC kicked in nearly $1 million more to support his re-election bid.

Schatz: Remember Sanders’ Passion When Looking To 2018 Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Remember Sanders’ Passion When Looking To 2018 Vote

“We need a progressive counter-revolution,” says the Hawaii senator, who was elected to a full six-year term Tuesday.

Chad Blair: Wednesday-Morning Quarterbacking Hawaii’s Election Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Wednesday-Morning Quarterbacking Hawaii’s Election

Everyone’s talking about you-know-who, but there were outcomes in local politics also worth keeping top of mind.

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