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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.
Former Hawaii Congresswoman Backs GOP Candidate Against Hanabusa Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Former Hawaii Congresswoman Backs GOP Candidate Against Hanabusa

Pat Saiki says that retired U.S. Air Force colonel Shirlene Ostrov is "a candidate who can win."
Seeking Third Term, Gabbard Focuses On Defense, Foreign Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Seeking Third Term, Gabbard Focuses On Defense, Foreign Policy

The Hawaii congresswoman continues to oppose “regime-change wars,” and pushes for better defense against North Korean missiles.
Schatz: ‘We Feel Good’ About Coming Election Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: ‘We Feel Good’ About Coming Election

The Hawaii senator faces 11 challengers but no major opposition in his re-election bid.
Aiona Endorses Djou For Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aiona Endorses Djou For Mayor

The former Hawaii lieutenant governor says the former congressman "has the integrity and intelligence to restore trust at City Hall."
Bernie’s Backers Prevail At Democratic State Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bernie’s Backers Prevail At Democratic State Convention

Despite party elite's support of Hillary Clinton, Hawaii Democrats elected a party chair who supports Bernie Sanders.  
Takai Indicates Support For Hanabusa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai Indicates Support For Hanabusa

The U.S. congressman says he will do what he can to elect "a progressive champion to represent Hawaii in Congress."
David Ige On Hawaii Democrats: ‘We Embrace Diversity’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

David Ige On Hawaii Democrats: ‘We Embrace Diversity’

Acknowledging the split between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters, the governor tells convention attendees, "There is more that unites us than divides us."
Hawaii Politics