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Hawaii Senate Minority Celebrates 56 Years of Statehood Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Minority Celebrates 56 Years of Statehood

Friday, Aug. 21, is Admissions Day, a state and country holiday that is often met with "apathy, disinterest and even controversy."
How Hawaii Lawmakers Spend Up to $13,000 a Year — Each Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Lawmakers Spend Up to $13,000 a Year — Each

UPDATED State ethics director Les Kondo may be under fire, but he seems to have gotten their attention. A review of this year's spending shows legislators are much less inclined to spend public money on questionable expenses.
Final Pieces Fall Into Place for State Senate Reorganization Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Final Pieces Fall Into Place for State Senate Reorganization

Hawaii Sens. Laura Thielen, Russell Ruderman, Les Ihara and Gil Riviere are left out of power positions after in-session coup.
Slom: President Should Act Now to Stop Dock Labor Dispute PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Slom: President Should Act Now to Stop Dock Labor Dispute

“A lockout would be devastating to Hawaii,” said Hawaii’s only Republican state senator.

Hawaii Could Be $1 Billion in Hole by 2019, GOP Senator Warns PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Could Be $1 Billion in Hole by 2019, GOP Senator Warns

State Senate's only Republican warns that lawmakers and the next governor will need to address a "budget freefall."
Hawaii Senator: Who’s Obama’s Birth Father?

Hawaii Senator: Who’s Obama’s Birth Father?

Republican Sam Slom doesn't doubt Obama born in Hawaii, but questions identity of president's birth father.
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