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Bill Would Help Elderly Age In Place Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Would Help Elderly Age In Place

Congressman Mark Takai has introduced a measure to help families modify their homes to take care of kupuna.
Schatz Has $3M In Campaign Cash PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Schatz Has $3M In Campaign Cash

The U.S. senator has yet to draw an official competitor in his re-election race this year.
Takai Warns Of North Korea Threat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai Warns Of North Korea Threat

The congressman wants to make sure the islands are protected by radar from incoming ballistic missiles.

Hawaii Gets Another Superdelegate For Democratic Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gets Another Superdelegate For Democratic Convention

In a surprise to local party officials, Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui was added just before the presidential preference poll, bringing the total to 10.
Caucus ‘Chaos’: Complaints Follow Hawaii Democrats’ Presidential Preference Poll Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caucus ‘Chaos’: Complaints Follow Hawaii Democrats’ Presidential Preference Poll

UPDATED: The state’s Saturday balloting was criticized by many voters, but local party officials defended the process.
Takai Says He’s Sticking With Clinton — For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai Says He’s Sticking With Clinton — For Now

Pressure is building for superdelegates to support the presidential candidate who won that state's caucus or primary. For Hawaii, that would mean Bernie Sanders.
Hawaii Reps Act On Immigration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reps Act On Immigration

The state's four members in Congress sign on to an amicus brief before the Supreme Court supporting Obama's programs.
$2.6M In Schatz’s War Chest Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$2.6M In Schatz’s War Chest

The Hawaii senator is flush with cash to run for re-election. Rep. Gabbard has $1.5 million.
Undeterred By Cancer, Takai Wants A Second Term In Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Undeterred By Cancer, Takai Wants A Second Term In Congress

The Hawaii Democrat says he is responding well to treatments for pancreatic cancer and has been told by doctors he can run for re-election.
Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation Pleased With Budget Deal Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation Pleased With Budget Deal

The federal spending bill approved Friday doubles the money Hawaii received last year for the military.
Pro-Israel Lobby Fills Hawaii’s TV Airtime to Push Against Iran Deal YouTube

Pro-Israel Lobby Fills Hawaii’s TV Airtime to Push Against Iran Deal

Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran has spent $76,000 for ads on island TV stations calling for viewers to urge congressional delegation to reject the agreement.

Takai Joins a Push to Support New Mothers at Airports

Takai Joins a Push to Support New Mothers at Airports

The Friendly Airports for Mothers Act calls for private rooms where new mothers can breastfeed or pump breast milk.