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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.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii State Senate May Soon Be All Democrats Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii State Senate May Soon Be All Democrats

Hawaii’s only Republican senator faces a formidable challenge, and some Democrats are already saying how much they’d miss him.

TV Spots — And One Big Print Ad — Spice Up Mayor’s Race Djou for Mayor

TV Spots — And One Big Print Ad — Spice Up Mayor’s Race

Incumbent Kirk Caldwell lets others do the talking, while challenger Charles Djou appears with his wife — and in uniform.

Todd Simmons: A Third US Senator For Hawaii? COD Newsroom via Flickr

Todd Simmons: A Third US Senator For Hawaii?

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has a strong chance to win a Senate election this fall in Illinois. The implications for Hawaii are significant.

Pod Squad: What’s Up With The Lack of Mayoral Debates?

Pod Squad: What’s Up With The Lack of Mayoral Debates?

The 2016 elections are coming at a time that political debates are changing, and not for the better.

Bernie Delegate May Get Booted From Party Over Flipping The Bird C-SPAN screenshot

Bernie Delegate May Get Booted From Party Over Flipping The Bird

Other top Hawaii Democrats are also under fire for backing well-known Republicans.
Three Fundraisers For Caldwell Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Three Fundraisers For Caldwell

They were all within the last week, bringing the grand total to 41 fundraisers since he was elected in 2012.
Hawaii Elections Guide 2016 Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Hawaii Elections Guide 2016

Civil Beat’s guide to the 2016 federal, state and local elections will help you understand and navigate the voting process.

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