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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.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell Re-Elected Over Charles Djou Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor Kirk Caldwell Re-Elected Over Charles Djou

The Honolulu mayor is heading into another term after Djou conceded Tuesday evening.

Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names Wikimedia Commons

Clinton, Trump Donors Include Some Familiar Hawaii Names

Individual gifts from the islands totaled $2.2 million to the 2016 presidential candidates.

Clinton And Trump Supporters Make Some Noise In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Clinton And Trump Supporters Make Some Noise In Hawaii

The state campaigns intensify their get-out-the-vote efforts as the polls tighten and Election Day approaches.

Anti-Caldwell Super PAC May Have Broken Campaign Laws Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Anti-Caldwell Super PAC May Have Broken Campaign Laws

Save Our City spent nearly $200,000 on anti-Caldwell ads, but it hasn’t been telling voters where the money came from.

Does Party Preference Matter On Council’s Reapportionment Panel? City and County of Honolulu

Does Party Preference Matter On Council’s Reapportionment Panel?

A charter amendment would lift a cap on how many people from one party can help redraw Honolulu City Council district boundaries.

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