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Neil Abercrombie

Four Ex-Hawaii Governors Say They Fear For Our Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Four Ex-Hawaii Governors Say They Fear For Our Future

Civil Beat interviewed four of Hawaii’s most prominent leaders. They had a lot to say about our growing social and economic problems and the lack of leadership to help resolve them.

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.
David Ige Vetoes Far Fewer Bills Than His Predecessors Civil Beat/Jaelynn Grisso

David Ige Vetoes Far Fewer Bills Than His Predecessors

Hawaii's governor has vetoed 16 bills from the first two legislative sessions of his term. Former Gov. Linda Lingle has him beat – by a lot.
Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress?

The Democrat and former congresswoman likely would scare off many potential challengers for the seat she won twice before Takai.
Prison Officials Quietly Move To Extend An Out-Of-State Contract Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prison Officials Quietly Move To Extend An Out-Of-State Contract

The state will likely continue with Corrections Corporation of America in Arizona, despite a long history of problems.

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.
Abercrombie Picks Maui Artist to Paint His Official Portrait PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Abercrombie Picks Maui Artist to Paint His Official Portrait

The former governor has chosen Kirk Kurokawa to create his portrait, continuing a century-old tradition in Hawaii.
Painting Neil Abercrombie: Capitol Collection Still Missing Latest Ex-Governor

Painting Neil Abercrombie: Capitol Collection Still Missing Latest Ex-Governor

His depiction will hang alongside those of other past governors dating back 100 years. But first he has to pick an artist, and what attributes he wants to emphasize. The whole project is way behind schedule.
Denby Fawcett: Neil Abercrombie — ‘I Am Who I Am’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Neil Abercrombie — ‘I Am Who I Am’

The former governor is on the road ahead as a private citizen after a lifetime of public service.
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