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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.

Civil Beat Poll: Let’s Have A Constitutional Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Let’s Have A Constitutional Convention

Two-thirds of Hawaii voters surveyed in our poll support the state holding a “con con,” the first in 40 years.

Democracy In Hawaii Needs A Tuneup — Here Are Some Tools To Do It Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Democracy In Hawaii Needs A Tuneup — Here Are Some Tools To Do It

Government officials can do more to encourage public participation — and citizens need to stay engaged, conference participants say.

Chad Blair: Should Hawaii Be More Like California? Flickr: Russ Sanderlin

Chad Blair: Should Hawaii Be More Like California?

The Golden State is at the vanguard of the Trump resistance and much more that the islands might aspire to — or not.

Pod Squad: Josh Green Makes His Case To Be LG Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Josh Green Makes His Case To Be LG

The Big Island lawmaker and doctor thinks Hawaii needs an “aggressive progressive” as lieutenant governor.

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.

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