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                                Chris Sadayasu, left, nominated to lead the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Scott Glenn, middle, nominated to lead the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development. Ikaika Anderson, right, nominated to lead the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
Gov. Green’s failed nominees could stay in place

Two of Gov. Josh Green’s Cabinet nominees who failed to win Senate confirmation — and any others who also might lack Senate support — will remain in place until the May 5 end of the legislative session and possibly for the rest of 2023 and even longer. Read more

                                Kurt Fevella, left, Elijah Pierick.
GOP leader urges ouster of Republican representative over LGBTQ flags

The senior Republican state senator has asked voters to reject a freshman Republican House member in the 2024 election after Rep. Elijah Pierick questioned why ‘Ewa Makai Middle School has LGBTQ flags on campus, including outside the principal’s office. Read more

Hawaii’s high court rejects Maui election challenge

The Hawaii Supreme Court on Friday ruled that incumbent Maui County Council member Alice Lee won reelection in the Nov. 8 general election, saying a challenge over disputed ballots would not have changed the outcome. Read more

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                                Voters cast their ballots at Honolulu Hale on Tuesday.
Editorial: Voting on Election Day

When Hawaii introduced all-mail voting in 2020, the goal was twofold: to increase voter participation by making it easier to cast your ballot — vote anytime, from your own home, no need to schlep to a polling place on Election Day — and to reduce the costs and logistics of running polling places statewide. Read more

                                The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington.
Editorial: Uncertainty from a GOP Congress

National midterm elections will change the composition of the U.S. House and Senate and lead to a shift in national priorities. That much can be said with certainty, though the extent of the change won’t become fully apparent for some time. Read more

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