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Hawaii Voters Are Mailing It In Flickr.com

Hawaii Voters Are Mailing It In

Walk-in voting continues to decline as the choice of those balloting early, according to island counties' Friday tallies.
Manoa Legislator Says He’s Being ‘Carpet-Bombed’ By Challenger Scot Nelson/Flickr

Manoa Legislator Says He’s Being ‘Carpet-Bombed’ By Challenger

With the backing of the UH faculty union, Dale Kobayashi is mounting a tough challenge. Maybe too tough, says Rep. Isaac Choy.
Can Door Knocking Overcome Name Recognition And Money? Courtesy of Carol Fukunaga

Can Door Knocking Overcome Name Recognition And Money?

Activist Carl Campagna runs up against an entrenched incumbent as Sen. Donna Mercado Kim seeks re-election in District 14.
It’s Your Money: Special Session’s Price Tag At Least $10,000 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Your Money: Special Session’s Price Tag At Least $10,000

The Hawaii Legislature met for three days to override the governor's veto of the Maui hospitals employee bill.
Judaism In Hawaii Politics

Judaism In Hawaii Politics

A newspaper in Israel writes about the surprising number of Jewish politicians in the islands.
How Two Different People Could Win The Same US House Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Two Different People Could Win The Same US House Seat

Come November, voters may be asked to elect short-term and long-term replacements for the late Mark Takai.
Tributes Pour In After Death of Congressman Mark Takai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tributes Pour In After Death of Congressman Mark Takai

The first-term Democratic congressman, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last October, died Wednesday at age 49.
Gabbard: $1.9M Cash On Hand Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard: $1.9M Cash On Hand

Compared with her challengers, the Hawaii congresswoman's re-election campaign is very well funded.
Lawmakers, Governor Seek Compromise On Maui Hospital Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers, Governor Seek Compromise On Maui Hospital Bill

UPDATED: The Legislature plans to amend the vetoed measure next week to provide severance pay to unionized workers, address legal flaws in the legislation and honor union contracts.
Lawmakers May Call Special Session To Aid Maui Hospital Workers Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Lawmakers May Call Special Session To Aid Maui Hospital Workers

UPDATED: Gov. Ige has said he might veto a current aid bill, calling $40 million in severance or pension bonuses to public employees "too generous."
Thielen Candidacy Challenge Tossed

Thielen Candidacy Challenge Tossed

A judge rejects the argument of GOP Party Chair Fritz Rohlfing that a Democratic state senator submitted incomplete nomination papers.
Hawaii GOP Chair Wants Democratic Senator Removed From The Ballot Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii GOP Chair Wants Democratic Senator Removed From The Ballot

UPDATED: A lawsuit alleges that Sen. Laura Thielen filed incomplete nomination papers with the state Office of Elections.
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