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Lingle Appointees: Who Donated What?

List of 172 appointees' donations to former gov's 2002 campaign.
Sixteen Abercrombie Nominees Have Withdrawn

Sixteen Abercrombie Nominees Have Withdrawn

Total compares with 10 for the Lingle administration during her first legislative session.
What Abercrombie Didn’t Tell Us About HGEA Deal Nanea Kalani/Civil Beat

What Abercrombie Didn’t Tell Us About HGEA Deal

Hawaii labor agreement means furloughs by another name — less pay for less work.
Hawaii Silence On Landfill Inspections Speaks Loudly

Hawaii Silence On Landfill Inspections Speaks Loudly

State's decision to withhold documents could mean fines for Honolulu.
Governments File Open Records Requests, Too

Governments File Open Records Requests, Too

Honolulu Environmental Services chief files document request with Hawaii Department of Health.
New Details Emerge About Landfill Spill Response

New Details Emerge About Landfill Spill Response

Hawaii Department of Health releases internal communications, reports.
What Should Politicians Be Required to Disclose?

What Should Politicians Be Required to Disclose?

Civil Beat compares ethics rules in Honolulu, Hawaii and Congress in light of Nestor Garcia case.
Hawaii Departments Fired 67 out of 14,000 in 2010

Hawaii Departments Fired 67 out of 14,000 in 2010

Total is less than half of 1 percent of employees, essentially the same as federal government.
Eight Named to Redraw Hawaii Political Lines

Eight Named to Redraw Hawaii Political Lines

Hawaii Senate releases names of commissioners who will decide new state Legislature district lines.
Capitol Watch: March 21

Capitol Watch: March 21

UPDATED 5:07 p.m. Inouye praises Japanese response; gambling proposal gets new life; Kuhio portrait unveiled; and House honors C&K.
Capitol Watch: March 18

Capitol Watch: March 18

UPDATED 5:15 p.m. Fuddy gets Senate Health nod; Wildman named to Circuit Court; dancing for dancing bill; and free car show tickets recalled.
Hawaii Ethics Commission Votes to Reject Gift Bill

Hawaii Ethics Commission Votes to Reject Gift Bill

Board opposes bill that would allow charities to give lawmakers, state employees free tickets to events.
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