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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 23
                                Governor David Ige is preparing for a second statewide campaign — and it appears to be as low-key as his first attempts at state leadership, writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Ige’s administration lacks needed victories

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JAN. 23
                                Governor David Ige is preparing for a second statewide campaign — and it appears to be as low-key as his first attempts at state leadership, writes Richard Borreca in this week’s column.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm
Four years ago, the state Senate was wrapping up business for the year with a series of farewell toasts for its Ways and Means chairman, Sen. David Ige. Read More
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                                If HB 1401 goes into effect, every registered voter in Hawaii would be mailed a ballot: you fill it out, sign it and mail it back. If your signature doesn’t match the one on file with the state, you are likely to get busted and be found guilty of a Class C felony.

Hawaii is poised to pass universal mail-in balloting

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                                If HB 1401 goes into effect, every registered voter in Hawaii would be mailed a ballot: you fill it out, sign it and mail it back. If your signature doesn’t match the one on file with the state, you are likely to get busted and be found guilty of a Class C felony.

Updated on  April 8, 2017 at 8:41 pm
Is it possible that this is year the Legislature does something that has nearly universal support from both voters and government officials? Read More
 
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                                Reporting and journalism is about facts and telling the truth quickly and cleanly. As that continues, Trump’s purposely misleading statements will be seen as part of his own war with reality, writes Richard Borreca.

When the president gives legitimacy to censorship, beware

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                                Reporting and journalism is about facts and telling the truth quickly and cleanly. As that continues, Trump’s purposely misleading statements will be seen as part of his own war with reality, writes Richard Borreca.

Updated on  March 5, 2017 at 12:09 am
Reporting and journalism is about facts and telling the truth quickly and cleanly. As that continues, Trump’s purposely misleading statements will be seen as part of his own war with reality. Read More
 
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                                Richard Borreca writes how the state is planning to take more of your money for things it is doing already, as well as the “clear money grab” bills in store.

Residents, brace for a clear money grab by politicians

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                                Richard Borreca writes how the state is planning to take more of your money for things it is doing already, as well as the “clear money grab” bills in store.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm
So the good news is you get the bad news first: Taxes are going up. Read More
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Gabbard overreaches in lofty comparisons with Mink and Eisenhower

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Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 6:59 pm
Somehow Gabbard was able to mischaracterize the histories of both GOP President Eisenhower and our own late congresswoman. Read More

David Ige finds little support in the Legislature

Two years ago, David Ige, a little-known Pearl City Democratic legislative veteran, made Hawaii political history by ousting the outspoken and polarizing incumbent Democratic governor, Neil Abercrombie. Read More
Updated on  December 30, 2016 at 9:06 pm
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                                President Barack Obama laughs with his daughter Malia as they eat shave ice in front of Island Snow Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, during the first family’s annual vacation.

Hawaii roots made Obama’s presidency special — ‘Mahalo, Mr. President’

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                                President Barack Obama laughs with his daughter Malia as they eat shave ice in front of Island Snow Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, during the first family’s annual vacation.

Updated on  December 25, 2016 at 7:24 am
Almost nine years ago, then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama in giving his campaign-defining “More Perfect Union” speech set what many hoped would be the course to a new United States. Read More

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