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Linda Lingle

Akaka Retirement Triggers Political Free-For-All

Akaka Retirement Triggers Political Free-For-All

A U.S. Senate seat in Hawaii opens but once in a generation. Civil Beat handicaps the 2012 race.
Capitol Watch: Dec. 23

Capitol Watch: Dec. 23

UPDATE 7:09 p.m. High-speed chase, and security barricades; Abercrombie to take on 'birthers'; and 'Contemptible' treatment of Hawaii inmates.
Lingle: Welfare Rolls Decreased 40 Percent Under My Watch Courtesy

Lingle: Welfare Rolls Decreased 40 Percent Under My Watch

The former governor says the Department of Human Services helped get public assistance recipients back to work, reducing welfare rolls by 40 percent.
Lingle Rail Consultant: ‘Bus Is Good. Rail Is Bad.’

Lingle Rail Consultant: ‘Bus Is Good. Rail Is Bad.’

Outspoken critic of rail was part of group governor hired to assess the project's finances, raising questions about fairness of findings.
Abercrombie Inherits Pile of Lawsuits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Abercrombie Inherits Pile of Lawsuits

At least a dozen class action lawsuits against the state could complicate new governor's promise of 'A New Day'

Capitol Watch: Nov. 29

Abercrombie makes his first Cabinet picks, selects a communications team and gives hints into his decision-making process.
Capitol Watch: Nov. 23

Capitol Watch: Nov. 23

Several legislators may be looking for work in the Abercrombie administration. And possible candidates to fill a vacant state Senate seat.
Portrait of a Governor Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Portrait of a Governor

In the waning days of her eight years in office, Linda Lingle is honored with her portrait in the executive chambers. But how will she be remembered?
Capitol Watch: Nov. 9, 2010

Capitol Watch: Nov. 9, 2010

The daily scoop on Hawaii's new governor, Neil Abercrombie.
Linda Lingle