The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up


HI 2009-2011 Archives


Hawai’i Gubernatorial Headlines 2009-11 Archives

Abercrombie focused on economic recovery (Hawaii 24/7, 12/30/10)
Judge rejects last minute lawsuit to civil unions in Hawaii (KHON, 12/30/11)
Federal judge clears way for Hawaii civil unions (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/30/11)
State says halting civil unions would be ‘devastating’ for Hawaii (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/30/11)
Federal judge upholds civil union law (KITV, 12/30/11)
Two Hawaii churches seek to block civil unions (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/29/11)
Video: 2 churches sue the state, look to stop civil unions (Hawaii News Now, 12/29/11)
Oahu churches file suit to block civil unions law (Honolulu Star Advertiser, 12/29/11)
Hawaii’s civil union law greeted with lawsuit (Hawaii Reporter, 12/29/11)
Abercrombie’s first year, according to Abercrombie (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/28/11)
Vertigo prevents Abercrombie from greeting president (KITV, 12/27/11)
2011 Year in Review — Civil Beat tells Hawaii’s story (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/27/11)
Successes and missteps of government in Hawaii (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/25/11)
Hawaii could be first state to lose ‘Race to the Top’ grant (Hawaii Reporter, 12/23/11)
GOP’s Chang assails budget ‘surplus’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/22/11)
Hawaii Senate race’s national scrutiny begins (Politico, 12/22/11)
Audio: Hawaii could lose federal education dollars (NPR, 12/22/11)
Tax hikes roiling Hawaii make Abercrombie least popular governor (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/22/11)
Abercrombie: No new taxes, spending cuts in budget (KHON, 12/21/12)
For Democrats in Hawaii, unease in paradise (New York Times, 12/21/11)
No new taxes proposed by Abercrombie in budget (Hawaii Reporter, 12/20/11)
Abercrombie: No new taxes, spending cuts in budget (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/20/11)
Video: Gov’s budget proposal: No tax hikes (KITV, 12/19/11)
Video: No tax hikes in Abercrombie’s supplemental budget (Hawaii News Now, 12/19/11)
Hawaii General Fund in the black for first time in 3 years (Maui Now, 12/19/11)
Hawaii taxes make Abercrombie least popular governor (Bloomberg, 12/19/11)
Abercrombie’s request would lift state budget to $11.1 billion (Honolulu Star Advertiser, 12/19/11)
Abercrombie proposes bigger budget for next year — with no tax hikes (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/19/11)
Governor makes ‘hard push’ for early education (Maui Now, 12/18/11)
Administration committed to implementing plan for early childhood education (Hawaii Reporter, 12/17/11)
Video: Audit finds fraud, overspending at HI charter schools (Hawaii News Now, 12/15/11)
Security breach discovered at the Hawaii Dept of Taxation (Hawaii News Now, 12/15/11)
Audit blasts Hawaii Charter school system (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/15/11)
Abercrombie: OHA trustee pick won’t run for seat in November (Maui News, 12/15/11)
Governor: State must pull together on energy needs (Maui News, 12/15/11)
Video: OHA Chair urges unity (Hawaii News Now, 12/14/11)
Hawaiian Affairs chief: OHA will ‘aggressively’ push Akaka bill (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/14/11)
Governor tours proposed Maui Food Innovation Center (Maui News, 12/14/11)
Mitsubishi chooses Hawaii for US electric vehicle launch (Honolulu Star Advertiser, 12/12/11)
Hawaii gets its first Mitsubishi electric vehicles (Pacific Business News, 12/12/11)
Super PACs launched to influence Hawaii races (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/12/11)
Video: Gov. Abercrombie focuses on future after rough first year (Hawaii News Now, 12/12/11)
Marriage battle heating up again in Hawaii (Dallas Voice, 12/9/11)
State’s plan to borrow money to replenish Hurricane, Rainy Day Funds, criticized (Hawaii Reporter, 12/9/11)
Why Abercrombie matters in Senate race (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/9/11)
Couple sues state to get same sex marriage rights (Hawaii News Now, 12/8/11)
Gloves come off as Hawaii Senate race gets going (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/8/11)
Two Honolulu women suing state for the right to marry (Honolulu Star Advertiser, 12/8/11)
Forced resignation and bias hiring alleged in Agriculture Dept (Hawaii News Now, 12/7/11)
Opinion: Abercrombie’s troubles are all his own, not Lingle’s (Star Advertiser, 12/7/12)
Hawaii Ag Corporation ousts longtime director in controversial vote (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/7/11)
Gov cuts funding for special ed supplies in budget request (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/6/11)
Hawaii’s inaction puts medical marijuana patients at risk (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/5/11)
Reinvent HECO before building wind farms and undersea cables (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/5/11)
Governor still seeking Water Panel candidates (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/5/11)
Handing down Hawaii’s rich history (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/2/11)
Opinion: Abercrombie’s wrong, Lingle isn’t to blame (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/2/11)
Abercrombie: ‘Our game plan is working’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/1/11)
Hawaii completes $1.3 billion bond sale – largest in state history (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/1/11)
State sells $1.28 billion in bonds to tackle debt (Hawaii News Now, 12/1/11)
Hawaii’s bond proceeds to fund more capital projects (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/1/11)
Gov. Neil Abercrombie names names while the US Navy moves to grab the Superferry (Maui Time, 11/30/11)
Urban planning, architecture books atop Abercrombie’s desk (Honolulu Civil Beat, 11/29/11)
Abercrombie relents on nominees’ names, but hasn’t changed his view (Honolulu Civil Beat, 11/29/11)
Abercrombie wants to build ‘Third City’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 11/29/11)
Governor makes names of court nominees public (Honolulu Star Advertiser, 11/26/11)
Hawaii judicial nominees released (KITV, 11/26/11)
Opinion: Judicial panel’s openness overrides governor’s appeal (Star Advertiser, 11/23/12)
With judicial candidate announcement, Commission keeps promise to become more transparent (Hawaii Reporter, 11/23/11)
Abercrombie wants Hawaii reapportionment plan ‘corrected’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 11/22/11)
Islanders’ accomplishments exceed their home’s beauty (Honolulu Civil Beat, 11/11/11)
State, United Public Workers reach pact (Honolulu Civil Beat, 11/11/11)
Court rebuffs HSTA request to top contract enforcement (Honolulu Star Advertiser, 11/11/11)
Senator asks Governor to re-open Iolani Palace during APEC (Hawaii Reporter, 11/11/11)
Judge shoots down HSTA appeal of pay cuts (Honolulu Civil Beat, 11/10/11)
APEC opens with violence and hookers while Gov prays for rain (Maui Time, 11/10/11)
Hawaii agreement with UPW includes furloughs (Honolulu Civil Beat, 11/10/11)
UPW & state reach tentative agreement (Hawaii News Now, 11/10/11)
No Aloha at Iolani Palace during APEC Conference (Hawaii Reporter, 11/10/11)
House majority leader to be governor’s deputy chief of staff (Maui News, 11/9/11)
UPW reaches tentative agreement (KHON2, 11/9/11)
Abercrombie picks Rep. Blake Oshiro as Deputy Chief of Staff (Hawaii Reporter, 11/7/11)
Congressional changes put Hanneman back in game (Star Advertiser, 11/2/11)
Was Lingle ‘False’ when she said nothing was done wrong with Superferry? (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/31/11)
FACT CHECK: Lingle claim ‘Nothing was done wrong with Superferry’ ruled FALSE (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/29/11)
Abercrombie testifies at invasive species hearing (Hawaii 24/7, 10/28/11)
The Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii sweet on Obama, sour on Congress (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/27/11)
New trade deals shift APEC dynamic for US (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/27/11)
Judge tosses native Hawaiian challenge to Maui Halloween Party (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/27/11)
The Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii says Abercrombie doing worse than expected (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/27/11)
The Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii supports APEC (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/26/11)
Governor to unveil Kakaako housing plan (Hawaii Reporter, 10/25/11)
Gov. Abercrombie plans to tax what you drink (Hawaii Reporter, 10/25/11)
Abercrombie lays foundation for economic growth with Asia (Hawaii 24/7, 10/25/11)
Video: Governor not changing direction despite low approval rating (Hawaii News Now, 10/25/11)
GOP, Dems benefit equally from Hawaii’s big donors (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/24/11)
Abercrombie: Visa reform for Chinese visitors is top priority for his administration (Hawaii Reporter, 10/24/11)
Abercrombie: ‘I play all four quarters’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/24/11)
Despite low ratings, Abercrombie says he’s not going to change direction (KHON, 10/24/11)
Governor pushes for streamlining Visa process (Maui Now, 10/24/11)
Poll: Abercrombie least popular governor (Hawaii 24/7, 10/24/11)
Abercrombie vows to improve communication with the public (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/24/11)
Abercrombie called ‘most unpopular governor in America’ (Hawaii News Now, 10/21/11)
Abercrombie’s job approval rating at lowest level for US governors (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/21/11)
New plan for Hawaii Legislative districts draws second lawsuit (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/14/11)
APEC protest for dummies (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/13/11)
Third Abercrombie staffer resigns (Maui Weekly, 10/13/11)
National report nails Gov. Abercrombie; Chaotic ‘New Day’;  Maui ‘No Ka Oi’ (Hawaii Reporter, 10/13/11)
Abercrombie meets with travel industry in Tokyo (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/12/11)
Opinion: Gamble on Abercrombie has failed to pay off so far (Star Advertiser, 10/12/11)
Big Island Democrats file suit over reapportionment (Maui News, 10/12/11)
New aides to Abercrombie bring ‘change’ (Maui News, 10/11/11)
Hawaii is no paradise for Abercrombie (Washington Times, 10/11/11)
Abercrombie aims to strengthen Asia relations (Hawaii 24/7, 10/11/11)
Abercrombie travels to Asia to strengthen relations (Maui Now, 10/10/11)
PR veteran joins Abercrombie’s staff (KITV, 10/10/11)
4th staff member leaves Abercrombie Administration (Beyond Honolulu, 10/9/11)
New staffer joins Abercrombie team as another aide resigns (Hawaii News Now, 10/9/11)
Third adviser leaves Abercrombie Administration (Beyond Honolulu, 10/8/11)
Governor taking 13-day trip to Asia ahead of APEC conference (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/7/11)
Video: Executive exodus in Governor Abercrombie’s administration (Hawaii News Now, 10/7/11)
Third top advisor to Hawaii Gov steps down (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/7/11)
Another top Abercrombie staffer is leaving (Hawaii Reporter, 10/7/11)
Gov’s Communications Director to step down (KITV, 10/7/11)
Senior Dems pushed gov to shake up staff (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/6/11)
Abercrombie’s chief of staff and deputy resign (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/6/11)
Abercrombie’s top two aides quit (Hawaii Reporter, 10/6/11)

Abercrombie gets lead out when cashing tax checks (Star Advertiser, 10/5/11)
Editorial: Do Hawaii Republicans have a future? (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/4/11)
Hawaii Civil Defense official quits over differences with governor (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/4/11)
Inouye sides with Boehner against China currency penalties (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/4/11)
Hawaii Ed Board passes graduation policy — again (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/4/11)
New State Lands Agency violates Abercrombie order on public meetings (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/3/11)
First redistricting hearing: Zero Windward citizens (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/3/11)
FACT CHECK: Hawaii’s Clean Energy Policy is the nation’s most aggressive  MOSTLY TRUE (Honolulu Civil Beat, 10/3/11)
Hawaii plants and animals closer to protected status (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/30/11)
Unemployment rate in Hawaii rises (Beyond Honolulu, 9/29/11)
Expensive electricity threatens Hawaii’s food security (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/27/11)
Supreme Court: Hawaii teachers can strike (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/27/11)
Hawaii GOP in dire financial need (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/27/11)
State’s reliance on oil makes Hawaii the canary in the coal mine (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/27/11)
On food security, trying to be safe by doing nothing is no longer safe (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/27/11)
GOP state chair steps down under pressure (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/26/11)
Who controls the mineral rights to Hawaiian home lands? (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/26/11)
Monday deadline looms to finalize Hawaii’s new political lines (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/23/11)
Rail opponents rebut Civil Beat editorial on congestion deception (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/21/11)
GOP hierarchy demands state chair’s resignation (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/20/11)
Opinion: How APEC hurts (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/20/11)
State had no backup plan when HSTA rejected agreement (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/20/11)
Off the beat: Online agendas a good first step, but more should be done (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/20/11)
Ongoing deception by rail proponents (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/16/11)
Abercrombie HR head Sunshine Topping quits (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/16/11)
Abercrombie orders boards to post agendas online (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/16/11)
Energy and oil: Hawaii’s Faustian bargain (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/16/11)
Redistricting meetings set through November (Hawaii 24/7, 9/16/11)
State of Hawaii’s voluntary neglect costing taxpayers millions (The Kona Blog, 9/15/11)
Governor makes appointments to Dept of Health, Human Resources, and PUC (Hawaii 24/7, 9/15/11)
State expands preschool opportunities (Hawaii 24/7, 9/15/11)
Governor subpoenaed in teacher union fight (Mauir Weekly, 9/15/11)
Honolulu Rail agreed to pay lobbyist $300K (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/15/11)
Federal grants to increase solar, renewable energy (Hawaii 24/7, 9/14/11)
The dispute over drug testing for teachers is over (Beyond Honolulu, 9/13/11)
Hawaii public pension system will get $2.4M efficiency overhaul (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/13/11)
HSTA demonstrates ‘reckless disregard for the truth’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/13/11)
Protests in works for Hawaii APEC meeting (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/13/11)
Hawaii dangerously dependent on oil, energy expert says (KITV, 9/13/11)
State argues law backs nondisclosure of judge candidates (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/13/11)
State lawmaker threaten to fight proposed monk seal protections (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/12/11)
Hawaii’s Sunshine law doesn’t cast much light on government meetings (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/12/11)
Politics, tourism and Hawaii’s destiny (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/10/11)
Governor not fulfilling prison promises (Maui News, 9/10/11)
Did city mislead public about rail’s impact on congestion? (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/9/11)
Hawaii tax review panel to ask for more time (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/9/11)
Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to be led by former Gov. Waihee (Honolulu Star Advertiser, 9/8/11)
Off the beat: Public locked out of public meeting (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/8/11)
Native Hawaiian Roll Commission named by Governor (Big Island Video News, 9/8/11)
FACT CHECK: Rail opponents claim Honolulu 2nd-most congested US city Mostly True (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/7/11)
Council on Revenues raises tax revenue projections (Maui Now, 9/7/11)
Securing Hawaii’s economic future (Hawaii Reporter, 9/7/11)
Council on Revenues projects 14/5% economic growth (KITV, 9/6/11)
No more funding favors for small, rural schools (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/6/11)
Hawaii Ed Board asks tough questions (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/6/11)
Growth in revenues the result of tax hikes (KHON, 9/6/11)
Tax law changes lead to projected growth in state revenues (Honolulu Star Advertiser, 9/6/11)
New tax laws boost Hawaii revenue forecast to 14.5% (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/6/11)
State left 10 concessions in teachers contract (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/6/11)
Hawaii problems won’t be fixed by patent reform (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/6/11)
Is Oahu dense enough for rail? (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/3/11)
HGEA president: Hawaii workers should be proud (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/3/11)
State solar power efforts get federal cash (Honolulu Star Advertiser, 9/3/11)
Mayor: Foes ‘hostile to rail’ deliberately misleading the public (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/2/11)
Hawaii Ethics Commission throws brushback pitch at rookie lawmaker (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/2/11)
Honolulu Rail Authority follows Abercrombie’s secrecy doctrine (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/2/11)
Rail foes decry Civil Beat ‘hatchet job’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/1/11)
HSTA turns to Supreme Court for help (Honolulu Civil Beat, 8/30/11)
FACT CHECK: Rail opponents: City hs yet to identify 10,000 promised jobs (Honolulu Civil Beat, 8/29/11)
The negotiators behind Hawaii’s teachers contract (Honolulu Civil Beat, 8/29/11)
Video: Kauai teachers confront Gov. Abercrombie (Hawaii News Now, 8/29/11)
Abercrombie says he’s ready to negotiate with teachers union (Honolulu Star Advertiser, 8/28/11)
Hawaii teachers bungling legal case against state? (Honolulu Civil Beat, 8/26/11)
The way journalism works in Hawaii — or doesn’t (Honolulu Civil Beat, 8/26/11)
Gov. Abercrombie’s status report on his New Day Plan (Hawaii 23/7, 8/18/11)
Proposed protections for Hawaii monk seals could have broad implications (Honolulu Civil Beat, 8/17/11)
Redistricting panel OKs plan to include Ko Olina in 1st Congressional district (Honolulu Civil Beat, 8/5/11)
Abercrombie assures Hawaii in stable condition (Maui Weekly, 8/4/11)
Hawaii human trafficking case tossed into confusion (Honolulu Civil Beat, 8/2/11)
Abercrombie campaign spent more than it raised in first six months of 2011 (Honolulu Civil Beat, 8/1/11)
JULY 2011
Governor: State is stable (Maui News, 7/30/11)
Hearings set for teachers’ complaint against state (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/29/11)
Hawaii teachers ask for negotiations to resume (Maui News, 7/29/11)
Abercrombie: ‘Happy to entertain counteroffers’ from teachers union (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/28/11)
Hawaii teachers ‘unfriend’ Neil Abercrombie (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/25/11)
Editorial: Abercrombie not doing so well engaging public (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/22/11)
State charges ‘bad faith’ against teachers union (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/22/11)
Opinion: OIP needs to fulfill its duties (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/22/11)
Editorial: OIP needs to fulfill its duties (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/22/11)
Hawaii: HSTA has pattern of bad-faith bargaining (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/21/11)
House GOP votes to stop funding Honolulu’s East-West Center (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/21/11)
Hawaii Ethics Director: Lawmakers ‘pushed’ the line on gifts (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/21/11)
State says it ‘bargained in good faith’ with teachers (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/21/11)
Abercrombie vs. Hawaii teachers: What’s at stake (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/20/11)
Saving schools through community partnerships (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/20/11)
Hawaii seeks “Race to the Top” funding for early education (Maui News, 7/19/11)
Hawaii joins early learning race to the top (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/19/11)
Battle between Abercrombie and HSTA looks like something out of a movie (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/16/11)
HI law allows state to sell government buildings (Bloomberg Businessweek, 7/15/11)
Hawaii lawmakers accept more than $137,000 in gifts (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/11/11)
Abercrombie posts FAQs on Hawaii teachers contract battle (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/11/11)
Crime and punishment at the Hawaii Legislature (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/7/11)
‘First step’ to a Native Hawaiian governing entity (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/6/11)
Letter from Lanai: The Governor and Big Wind (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/6/11)
Union Rep: Gov failed to bargain in ‘good faith’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/5/11)
More than half of Lingle appointees won’t resign (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/4/11)
Abercrombie: Let’s bring back ‘Aloha Friday’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/1/11)
Gov: Union negotiators agreed to HSTA contract (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/1/11)
JUNE 2011
Resignation resistance climbs to 13 (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/30/11)
Blue Planet enviro group to Gov: Don’t veto energy bill (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/29/11)
Budget set, now cuts begin (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/24/11)
Public gets opportunity to query Abercrombie (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/24/11)
Governor comes under fire from friendly voter at forum (KITV, 6/23/11)
Abercrombie tackles key issues at Town Hall meeting (KHON2, 6/23/11)
Governor signs budget; must cut $50M more (Hawaii Reporter, 6/23/11)
Governor defends resignation request, pushes ‘New Day’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/23/11)
Abercrombie reveals plan for $50M in cuts (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/23/11)
Governor seeks $50M in program cuts (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/23/11)
Abercrombie: Budget won’t restore government functions (Maui Now, 6/23/11)
Why Abercrombie chose to target five boards (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/23/11)
Off the beat: Our Imperial Governor (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/22/11)
Resignation letter ‘shock’ to Lingle appointee (The Maui News, 6/22/11)
Governor’s rants ill-advised, but raise some good questions (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/22/11)
More appointees snub Abercrombie (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/22/11)
Governor defends requests to resign (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/21/11)
Abercrombie signs 15 more bills into law (Maui Now, 6/21/11)
Broadband gets a boost in new law signed by Abercrombie (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/21/11)
Aloha Stadium as we know it could soon be saying ‘Aloha’ (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/21/11)
Appointees resist Hawaii Gov’s resignation request (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/20/11)
Senate unanimously approved appointees targeted by Abercrombie (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/20/11)
Has the Hawaii Board of Education been to school? (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/20/11)
Editorial: Governor oversteps with resign-board call (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/20/11)
Abercrombie asks appointees to quit (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/18/11)
Stadium panel shown the door (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/17/11)
$186K contract goes to Abercrombie supporters (Hawaii Reporter, 6/17/11)
Abercrombie urges sponsors to ‘step up’ to fund Pro Bowl (KHON2, 6/16/11)
Importer to charge fee to make up for tax costs (Forbes, 6/16/11)
Suspension of exemption triggers new Matson fee (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/16/11)
Governor: More funding released to improve school facilities (Hawaii Reporter, 6/15/11)
Commentary: Abercrombie should follow his own advice about dignity (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/15/11)
Abercrombie releases another $12.5M for school projects (Pacific Business News, 6/15/11)
More money for Hawaii schools (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/15/11)
Governor signs bill suspending business tax exemptions (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/14/11)
Abercrombie’s off-the-cuff style ‘part of his charm’ (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/14/11)
Editorial: NFL, Hawaii can help each other (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/13/11)
Former NFL insiders react to governor’s Pro Bowl denunciation (KHON2, 6/13/11)
Commentary: Pro Bowl should stay in Hawaii and get the state’s support (Hawaii Reporter, 6/13/11)
Is Pro Bowl really taking money from Hawaii’s children? (Forbes, 6/12/11)
Hawaii governor says money wasted on Pro Bowl (Forbes, 6/10/11)
Governor calls Pro Bowl “So Stupid,” catches criticism (Hawaii Reporter, 6/10/11)
Governor flays Pro Bowl deal (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/10/11)
Governor says state ‘bribes’ NFL to hold Pro Bowl ‘scrimmage’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/9/11)
Abercrombie wants to sack Pro Bowl payments (Hawaii News Now, 6/9/11)
Honolulu Mayor at odds with Governor over Pro Bowl (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/9/11)
FACT CHECK: Gov: Weekend of Civil Unions will bring in more cash than Pro Bowl (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/9/11)
Abercrombie decries $4 million payments to keep Pro Bowl (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/9/11)
Hawaii Gov releases $27M for school construction (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/3/11)
Future of Hawaii tourism called into question (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/3/11)
Mayor, City Council move closer to litigation on rail (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/3/11)
Abercrombie authorizes raid of Hurricane Relief Fund (Insurance Journal, 6/1/11)
No special session means key bills in limbo (Honolulu Civil Beat, 6/1/11)
MAY 2011
Forecast shows Hawaii govt living within its means (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/27/11)
Council on Revenues keeps economic forecast; no legislative special session needed (Hawaii Reporter, 5/27/11)
Cash outlook standing pat (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/27/11)
No pay increases for lawmakers, judges governor (Hawaii Reporter, 5/27/11)
Abercrombie: Special session unlikely, revenues forecast unchanged (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/26/11)
State revenue forecast unchanged (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/26/11)
For Filipinos, politics is more than just numbers (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/25/11)
FACT CHECK – Is Abercrombie right about AARP? (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/23/11)
Businesses should partner with Abercrombie to solve homeless problem (Pacific Business News, 5/20/11)
Report: Hawaii’s uneven recovery continues (Hawaii Reporter, 5/20/11)
Castle doubles down on schools (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/20/11)
Hawaii lawmakers most proud of balancing budget (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/19/11)
Castle Foundation donates $10 million to Hawaii public education (Hawaii Reporter, 5/19/11)
Video: Abercrombie – no more money for nurses – video goes viral (KITV, 5/19/11)
Hawaii is older, more racially mixed, census shows (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/19/11)
Aid groups split by call to stop feeding homeless (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/19/11)
State aims to clear out homeless (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/18/11)
Governor and wife move into official residence (Hawaii Reporter, 5/18/11)
Abercrombie: Stop feeding homeless (KHON2, 5/17/11)
Hawaii unveils action plan for homelessness (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/17/11)
Council, Mayor threaten to sue each other over new rail agency (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/17/11)
Playing with power at Hawaii’s Legislature (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/17/11)
Labor unions ranked high in influence (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/17/11)
Video: Abercrombie argues with Maui nurses over pay (Maui Now, 5/16/11)
Abercrombie talks budget, legislation (Maui News, 5/16/11)
Abercrombie says he will ‘roll over’ AARP (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/16/11)
Hawaii Legislature leaves basics unfinished (Maui News, 5/16/11)
Hawaii House Speaker: Reflections on the Session (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/16/11)
Editorial: Reining in Hawaii’s labor costs (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/15/11)
Abercrombie’s approval rating reflects weak economy (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/15/11)
Poll: Split decision for Abercrombie (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/15/11)
OIP punts on judge list ruling (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/14/11)
New OIP Chief: Fighting Gov for judget list ‘futile’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/13/11)
Abercrombie begins to show his CEO-like skills (Pacific Business News, 5/13/11)
Governor signs foreclosure reform bill (Lahaina News, 5/12/11)
Hawaii Republicans strike out at Legislature (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/11/11)
Editorial: Like Lingle, Abercrombie will face a day of reckoning (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/10/11)
Legislative session for governor a ‘mixed blessing’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/10/11)
Gov’s batting average for bills at Ledge tops .500 (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/10/11)
Session wrap: On open government, lawmakers opt for status quo (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/9/11)
Session wrap: Gifts were focus of ethics debate (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/9/11)
Foreclosures reforged (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/8/11)
Pension tax idea galvanized potent voting bloc (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/8/11)
Lawmakers reject the governor’s tax proposals (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/8/11)
Legislative session ends but ‘New Day’ still just a promise (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/8/11)
2011 Hawaii Legislature – pass or fail? (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/8/11)
Governor announces ‘medical home’ concept (KHON2, 5/6/11)
Hawaii unveils program for treating Medicaid patients (Pacific Business News, 5/6/11)
Editorial: Some senators surprised that Abercrombie is a politician, too (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/6/11)
Session wrap: It came from the Ledge (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/6/11)
Session wrap: energy bills pass, but little spark (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/6/11)
Lawmakers might meet in summer (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/6/11)
Hawaii adopts nation’s ‘strongest’ foreclosure law (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/5/11)
Hawaii lawmakers agree to pension reform for new hires (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/5/11)
Hawaii lawmakers reluctantly agree to salary cuts (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/5/11)
Sweeping Hawaii worker retirement overhaul pending (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/5/11)
Lawmakers OK delay on longer school day (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/4/11)
Hawaii state government takes hotel tax money (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/4/11)
Lawmakers clear financial plans (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/4/11)
All together now: Panel charts redistricting course (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/4/11)
Hawaii lawmakers pass $11B balanced budget (Forbes, 5/3/11)
Lawmakers pass native Hawaiian government bill (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/3/11)
Lawmakers OK $21.9B budget, tax hikes (Pacific Business News, 5/3/11)
Commentary: After they raise our taxes, legislators will be seeking cover (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5/3/11)
How much Hawaii Legislature’s tax hikes will cost you (Honolulu Civil Beat, 5/2/11)
APRIL 2011
Legislators extend shield law protecting journalists’ sources (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 4/28/11)
Abercrombie signs education and other bills (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 4/28/11)
Education audits ahead (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 4/27/11)
Abercrombie: Obama birth certificate debate is an ‘insult’ (State Column, 4/27/11)
Chair of Hawaii’s new Ed Board begins balancing act (Honolulu Civil Beat, 4/26/11)
New Hawaii Board of Education all business (Honolulu Civil Beat, 4/26/11)
Budget, teacher contract at the top of BOE priority list (KHON2, 4/26/11)
Panel says no to 2 regent nominees (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 4/26/11)
Hawaii launches first phase of homeless plan (Honolulu Civil Beat, 4/25/11)
State announces partnership to help the homeless (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 4/25/11)
Regent nominees rejected; governor calls selection process flawed (Hawaii Reporter, 4/25/11)
Abercrombie: selection process for UH Regents is broken (Honolulu Civil Beat, 4/25/11)
Only changes to design of HI public employees pension system can fix it (Honolulu Civil Beat, 4/19/11)
Politics divides Hawaii reapportionment panel (Honolulu Civil Beat, 4/19/11)
Hawaii braces for Democratic primary clash (Roll Call, 4/18/11)
Editorial: HGEA deal features fuzzy math (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 4/8/11)
Pact would let HGEA reap gains by other unions (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 4/8/11)
Hawaii public union OKs deal that ends furloughs (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/7/11)
What Abercrombie didn’t tell us about HGEA deal (Honolulu Civil Beat, 4/7/11)
Honolulu Mayor has ‘many concerns’ about labor pact (Hawaii Reporter, 4/7/11)
Hawaii agrees to new HGEA labor contract (Honolulu Civil Beat, 4/7/11)
Republicans blast HGEA deal (Hawaii News Now, 4/7/11)
HGEA deal = less pay for less work (Honolulu Civil Beat, 4/7/11)
HGEA agrees to pay cut (Honolulu Civil Beat, 4/7/11)
Furlough days stay in Senate budget (Honolulu Star Advertiser, 4/6/11)
Hawaii Senate cuts $650M from Gov’s budget (Honolulu Civil Beat, 4/5/11)
Abercrombie vows support for unions (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 4/5/11)
What Hawaii Senate will ask Ed Board nominees (Honolulu Civil Beat, 4/5/11)
MARCH 2011

Secretive judicial selections hinder trust in Abercrombie (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 3/30/11)
Hawaii bucks national trend – tax collections up (Honolulu Civil Beat, 3/24/11)
Hawaii seeks $30M in federal aid for Big Island tsunami damage (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 3/24/11)
Council on Revenues will revisit forecast (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 3/24/11)
Council on Revenues schedules emergency meeting (KHON2, 3/23/11)
Do Japan’s woes make hiking GET more palatable? (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 3/18/11)
HI Council on Revenues can’t regroup for another month (Honolulu Civil Beat, 3/18/11)
Hawaii tourism scrambles to manage fallout from Japan (Forbes, 3/18/11)
Video: Governor reflects on first 100 days in office (KHON2, 3/18/11)
Too dependent on oil, Hawaii tries to go green (CNBC, 3/18/11)
Abercrombie requests a new general fund forecast (KHON2, 3/18/11)
Disaster may deal blow to tourism in Hawaii (New York Times, 3/17/11)
Governor wants more tourist marketing (KITV, 3/16/11)
Abercrombie now ‘flexible’ on raising GET (Honolulu Civil Beat, 3/16/11)
Bad News: Hawaii’s budget gap nears $1 billion (Honolulu Civil Beat, 3/10/11)
Civil union supporters rejoice, opponents lament the new law (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2/24/11)

Budget 101 with Prof. Abercrombie (Honolulu Civil Beat, 2/21/11)
Senate slashes Gov’s plan to tax pensions (Honolulu Civil Beat, 2/18/11)
House approves civil unions bill in 31-19 vote (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2/11/11)
Personal insults flung at governor during Senate hearing (Honolulu Civil Beat, 2/11/11)
Editorial: Abercrombie’s pension tax idea is misguided and just plain wrong (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2/10/11)
Civil-unions measure could reach governor by later next week (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2/10/11)
Governor will keep high court nominees secret (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2/10/11)
Nominee to Supreme Court easily wins Senate panel’s OK (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2/5/11)
Governor must reveal candidate list (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2/4/11)
Redesigning Democracy in Hawaii (Honolulu Civil Beat, 2/4/11)
How much will Gov. Abercrombie’s proposed tax hikes cost you? (Honolulu Civil Beat, 2/3/11)
Abercrombie running low on cash, seeks extra $1M (Honolulu Civil Beat, 2/3/11)
Editorial: Don’t gamble with HI Constitution (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2/3/11)
House should quickly OK bill for gov to directly pick Ed Board (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2/2/11)
Police union at impasse with mayors and Gov. Abercrombie (KHON2, 2/1/11)
Lingle a threat to Akaka in 2012 (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2/1/11)
The governor shows his cards (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/29/11)
Could fraud investigation be behind health director’s resignation? (Hawaii News Now, 1/29/11)
Hawaii ‘Birther’ bill would give Obama records to anyone – for $100 (Politics Daily, 1/28/11)
Hawaii Dems move to calm ‘birthers,’ make Obama’s birth records available (Politico, 1/28/11)
Silence birthers, raise money for the budget? (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/28/11)
Hawaii lawmakers want release of Obama birth information (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 1/27/11)
New session, new bills on energy, agriculture, land (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/27/11)
Hawaii gov wants to pay less without furloughs (Bloomberg, 1/26/11)
Abercrombie shuts out public in judicial selection process (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 1/26/11)
Gay Supreme Court nominee hopes to inspire youth (KITV, 1/25/11)
Hawaii gov’s tourism proposals elicit questions (Bloomberg, 1/25/11)
Abercrombie testing in naming McKenna to high court (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/25/11)
Fighting for Hawaii high court short list (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/25/11)
New priorities, new taxes (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 1/25/11)
Abercrombie eyes taxes, service cuts (Maui News, 1/25/11)
Editorial: Abercrombie starts boldly (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 1/25/11)
Governor’s budget plan could harm tourism, officials warn (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 1/25/11)
In righting the canoe, who gets thrown overboard? (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/24/11)
Abercrombie backs off campaign energy plan (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/24/11)
Governor calls for shared sacrifice (Hawaii News Now, 1/24/11)
Abercrombie addresses deficit in State of the State address (KHON2, 1/24/11)
Momentum builds for Abercrombie Ed Board plan (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/24/11)
Abercrombie plan is controversial (KITV, 1/24/11)
Abercrombie: ‘We will not be raising any taxes’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/24/11)
Abercrombie plan raises taxes, cuts services (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/24/11)
Governor says quashing birther rumors 3rd priority (Watchdog, 1/21/11)
Abercrombie says proof of Obama’s birth certificate exists, but hasn’t produced it (ABC News 1/20/11)
House resolves power struggle (Maui News, 1/20/11)
Hawaii Legislature opens under Democratic power (Bloomberg, 1/20/11)
Hard Choices: Abercrombie and the Legislature (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/19/11)

Can a House divided against itself stand? (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/19/11)
Dems divided, without leader in state House (Maui News, 1/19/11)
House Republicans seek ‘no new taxes,’ fee hikes (Maui News, 1/19/11)
Civil unions and budget top Hawaii Democrats’ list (NECN, 1/16/11)
Abercrombie quiet so far on state’s budget mess (KHON2, 1/15/11)
Abercrombie throws curve ball on first budget (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 1/7/11)
Budget plan delayed – won’t be delivered until March (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 1/5/11)
Hawaii government boosts its share of health costs (Bloomberg, 1/5/11)

Hawaii public schools ask for $1.8B, plus $29 million ‘Wish List’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/5/11)

Pension, healthcare costs contribute to state budget gap (Honolulu Civil Beat, 1/4/11)
As Obamas vacation, a reminder that the Aloha State is making its way on the political map (Washington Post, 1/2/11)

Council on Revenues projects $44M revenue boost this year (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/29/11)
For Abercrombie, discrediting anti-Obama ‘birthers’ is a top priority (LA Times, 12/24/10)
Abercrombie confronts vast deficits (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12/21/10)
Abercrombie says state will ‘retool’ with new budget (KHNL, 12/20/10)
Abercrombie files state budget for 2012-13 (Pacific Business News, 12/20/10)
Abercrombie’s New Day runs into budget sinkhole (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/20/11)
Abercrombie plans to ask for emergency funds to cover $71.6 million shortfall (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12/20/10)
Editorial: Start now on setting up rail transit authority (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12/19/10)
Governor signs off on review of rail (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12/17/10)
Abercrombie OKs environmental review on rail (KHNL, 12/17/10)
Some environmentalists call rail decision ‘hasty’ (KITV, 12/17/10)
“A new day in Hawai’i’ (Maui Weekly, 12/16/10)
Abercrombie pledges isle inmates’ return (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12/16/10)
Abercrombie, Schatz bring victory tour to Big Isle (Hawaii 24/7, 12/14/10)
Abercrombie: ‘We are in this literally together’ (Maui News, 12/12/10)
Youth movement’s fresh legs to carry Abercrombie’s agenda (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12/8/10)
Abercrombie calls for unity of purpose and action (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12/7/10)
Abercrombie releases furlough funds (KHON2, 12/7/10)
Abercrombie, others never dreamed he’d be governor (Maui News, 12/7/10)
Abercrombie’s style make press conferences more interesting (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12/7/10)
Dissecting Abercrombie’s ‘New Day’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 12/6/11)
Abercrombie campaign raises $4.5 million to defeat well-entrenched rival Aiona (Maui News, 12/4/10)
Abercrombie spent $4 million on election (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12/3/10)
Lingle rail report: costs underestimated by $1.7 billion (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12/3/10)
Study warns rail project costs to rise (KITV, 12/2/10)
Abercrombie selects labor, budget chiefs (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 12/1/10)
Gov. Lingle talks about her immediate future (Hawaii News Now, 11/26/10)
Aiona still not at peace with election result (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 11/26/10)
Opinion: Conservatives get it right eventually; it just takes them a long time (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 11/25/10)
Editorial: Honolulu rail project could hit state finances hard (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 11/22/10)
Gov-elect offers glimpse of hope, change, employment (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 11/19/10)
GOP control means HI leaders need to discuss rail funding (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 11/17/10)
Abercrombie to release $23.7M from rainy day fund for social service organizations (Hawaii News Now, 11/16/10) +++
Applicants for Abercrombie administration top 2,400 (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 11/15/10)
Lingle to take 6-month rest, consider challenging Akaka in 2012 (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 11/11/10) +++
The road doesn’t get any easier for the Hawaii GOP (Volcanic Ash, 11/9/10)
Aiona’s margin of defeat surprises (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 11/8/10)
Last look at the 2010 election (Honolulu Notes, 11/7/10)
Isle business leaders size up Abercrombie (Honolulu Star Advertiser, 11/7/10)
Hawaii positioned to pass same-sex civil unions (Washington Post, 11/6/10)
With elections over, it’s now time for some real silliness (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 11/6/10)
Abercrombie says he won’t use rail funding study (Bloomberg Businessweek, 11/5/10)
Abercrombie announces transition plan (Hawaii 24/7, 11/5/10)
Lingle calls for Democratic ‘smear ad’ to be pulled (KITV, 10/30/10)
Aiona, Abercrombie at odds over nonprofit funds (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/29/10)
Aiona: Abercrombie unwilling to make tough decisions on education reform (Hawaii Reporter, 10/28/10)
Hanneman goes to bat for Abercrombie in ad (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/27/10)
Personal qualities play key role in choosing a candidate (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/26/10)
Abercrombie raises twice as much as Aiona (KITV, 10/25/10)
New poll shows likability of major candidates (Hawaii News Now, 10/25/10)
Approval poll places duo in a tie (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/25/10)
Hawaii Dems file complaint against Aiona, RGA (Maui News, 10/23/10) +++
Aiona violated campaign gift rules, Democrats charge (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/23/10)
Candidates spar over education (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/23/10)
Aiona, Abercrombie face off in last TV debate of campaign (KITV, 10/22/10)
Aiona & Abercrombie accuse each other of negative campaigning (Hawaii News Now, 10/21/10)
Endorsement: Abercrombie for governor (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/22/10)
Obama features in Democrats’  TV ads (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/22/10)
Aiona shares thoughts on policy and religion (Maui News, 10/22/10)
Video: Obama endorses Abercrombie, Aiona shrugs it off (Big Island Video News, 10/21/10)
Aiona accused of having ties to Hawaiian evangelical group (Huffington Post, 10/21/10)
Aiona levels negative campaigning charge (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/21/10)
Aiona & Transformation: What HI media isn’t telling voters about guber race (AlterNet, 10/21/10)
In Hawaii, running with Obama (Politico, 10/21/10)
Abercrombie flips, announces his vote for appointed school board (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/20/10)
Aiona decries ‘dirty politics’ in social networks (KITV, 10/20/10)
Clean energy major issue in Hawaii guber race (Christian Science Monitor, 10/18/10)
New Civil Beat poll shows Abercrombie leading tight race (KHNL, 10/13/10)
Energy reform a top goal for both candidates (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/10/10)
Candidates wishing, hoping, planning, thinking, dreaming (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/9/10)
Aiona runs in shadow of Lingle (Maui News, 10/9/10)
Aiona, Abercrombie vie for Hannemann voters (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/8/10)
Education, energy among topics debated by gov candidates (KHON2, 10/7/10)
Negative political ads a risky tactic (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/7/10)
Candidates pledge to leave counties’ hotel taxes intact (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/7/10)
Aiona criticizes Abercrombie over taking a vacation (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/6/10)
Abercrombie, Aiona spar over Hawaii finances (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/6/10)
Candidates outline early-education goals (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/4/10)
Guber candidates field questions about early childhood education (KHNL, 10/3/10)
Abercrombie slow to get off to general election start (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/3/10)
Guber candidates in conflict over civil unions, other social issues (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/3/10)
Foes spar over future of health care (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/1/10)
GOP runs attack ad against Abercrombie (KITV, 10/1/10)
Mainland money rolls in from RGA to help Aiona rise and shine (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 10/1/10)
Aiona sees jobs in energy (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/24/10)
Aiona details transportation, health care plans (Hawaii 24/7, 9/23/10)
Aiona pushes 4-day week for the state (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/23/10)
Abercrombie’s passion, energy and focus aid in election victory (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/22/10)
Dems say they’re poised to win governorship after hard-fought primary contest (KHON2, 9/22/10)
Aiona: Abercrombie ducking debate challenge (KHON2, 9/21/10)
Analysis: Abercrombie did well in GOP areas (Honolulu Civil Beat, 9/21/10)
Abercrombie takes all but 4 of 51 districts (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/20/10)
Hawaii’s next governor won’t have much money to play with (KHNL, 9/20/10)
Voter turnout remains low in Hawaii (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/19/10)
Aiona, Abercrombie squaring off for governor (Hawaii 24/7, 9/19/10)
Blowout: Abercrombie to face Aiona after trouncing Hannemann (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/18/10)
On eve of vote, Democrats call for party unity (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/18/10)
Confusion at polling stations mars election (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/17/10)
Turnout will ride on governor’s race (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/17/10)
Opinion: Hawaii politics took a turn toward negative, but still civil compared to elsewhere (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/17/10)
Abercrombie flooded with late donations (KITV, 9/16/10)
Hawaii’s Aloha spirit is being tested in Dem primary (Washington Post, 9/16/10)
Candidates release spending reports ahead of weekend primaries (KHON2, 9/16/10)
Editorial: A new day with Neil (Maui Weekly, 9/16/10)
For voters, quality-of-life issues below economic concerns (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/15/10)
Hannemann, Abercrombie fine-tune cases for voters (Maui News, 9/15/10)
Hannemann lacks ‘green’ cred (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/15/10)
Hannemann, Abercrombie face off in Maui forum (KHNL, 9/14/10)
Hannemann: rival should identify program funding (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/14/10)
Abercrombie blasts ad using senators’ remarks (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/14/10)
Inouye’s coyness over primary promoting confusion (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/14/10)
Key Democratic supporters split over governor (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/14/10)
Hannemann seeks non-Democrat voters (KITV, 9/13/10)
Abercrombie running for change, Hannemann touts leadership (KHNL, 9/13/10)
Aiona launches first TV ad (Hawaii Reporter, 9/13/10)
The clashing of church, state (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/12/10)
Gubernatorial race is as much about image as issues (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/12/10)
Hawaii pastors speak out against invoking God in politics (KITV, 9/12/10)
New poll has Abercrombie pulling away from Hannemann (KHNL, 9/11/10)
Guber candidates share cultural ideas (Maui News, 9/11/10)
Hannemann received $241K in contributions from companies with rail contracts (Hawaii Reporter, 9/11/10)
Abercrombie has most big money donors (KITV, 9/10/10)
New poll reveals Abercombie has big lead over Hannemann (KHON2, 9/10/10)
Gubernatorial candidates take aim on social media (KITV, 9/9/10)
State’s largest public workers union explains Hannemann endorsement (KITV, 9/9/10)
Abercrombie surges ahead in fundraising (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/9/10)
Editorial: Hannemann ‘collaborates’ to get what he wants (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/9/10)
Candidates submit final money tally before primary (KHNL, 9/9/10)
Editorial: Stop using religion to divide (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/8/10)
Hannemann, Abercrombie argue over HI tax hikes (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/8/10)
RNC chair Steele hits trail for GOP in Hawaii (Washington Post, 9/8/10)
Former GOP leader joins Hannemann campaign (Volcanic Ash, 9/4/10)
Primary election is developing biblical edge, and not in a good way (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/3/10)

Hannemann unveils plan for veterans, military families (Hawaii 24/7, 9/2/10)
Editorial: Religion should not qualify, or disqualify candidate (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 9/2/10)
Aiona campaign schedules 20 community meetings (KHNL, 8/31/10)
Hawaii GOP chair tells Christians to shun Hannemann (KITV, 8/31/10)
Mufi, Neil face off in debate (KITV, 8/30/10)
Fasi family endorses Mugi for governor (KHON, 8/26/10)
Hannemann, Abercrombie debate health care (KITV, 8/26/10)
Hannemann says inter-island ferry could still work (KITV, 8/26/10)
Ill-timed negative ad a step backward for Mufi (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 8/25/10)
Hannemann gets backing of two mayors (KITV, 8/25/10)
New poll shows Aiona has a lot of ground to make up (KHNL, 8/25/10)
Aiona trails Democratic rivals (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 8/24/10)
Inouye warns Dems to keep campaign clean (KITV, 8/24/10)
Abercrombie fundraiser draws Willie Nelson (KITV, 8/24/10)
Hawaii wins Race to the Top grant (Hawaii 24/7, 8/24/10)
Abercrombie gets backing from Case (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 8/22/10)
Abercrombie leads in recent Hawaii Poll (KHNL, 8/22/10)
Aiona unveils jobs, business plan (Hawaii 24/7, 8/19/10)
Aiona calls for more business tax credits (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 8/19/10)
Huge numbers of Hawaii seniors expected to vote (KITV, 8/19/10)
Hannemann talks about action plan (Maui News, 8/18/10)
Did Mufi blunder with campaign mailer? (Volcanic Ash, 8/18/10)
Aiona challenges rail project job claims (KITV, 8/18/10)
Editorial: Focus on issues, not the mud (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 8/18/10)
Abercrombie calls out Hannemann on campaign flyer (KPUA, 8/17/10)
Hannemann lashes out in campaign brochures (KITV, 8/16/10)
Abercrombie & Hannemann attack each other’s records in office (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 8/14/10)
Guber hopefuls clash over rail, homeless (KITV, 8/13/10)
Hannemann still dogged by Pittsburgh (Volcanic Ash, 8/13/10)
Dem governor candidates off to an uninspiring start (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 8/13/10)
Abercrombie, Hannemann field each other’s queries (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 8/12/10)
Candidate forums coming up in Kona (Hawaii 24/7, 8/12/10)
Hannemann campaign to pay fine for fundraiser (KITV, 8/11/10)
Democrats scrap over ads; Aiona stays upbeat (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 8/8/10)
Lingle, Aiona disappointed by rejection of Supreme Court nominee (Hawaii 24/7, 8/7/10)
Abercrombie and Hannemann show off their Obama-ness (KHNL, 8/6/10)
Abercrombie leans on Pelosi for help (Politico, 8/5/10)
As Hawaii Dems battle, RGA goes up with ads (Washington Post, 8/5/10)
RGA Ad – Aiona a leader who solves problems (Hawaii Free Press, 8/5/10)
Hannemann has most money in governor’s race (KITV, 8/2/10)
Culture war engulfs Hawaii Democrats (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 8/1/10)
JULY 2010
Aiona talks about his family’s green efforts (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/30/10)
Candidates exchange barbs, ideas at forum (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/30/10)
Carpenters Union backs Hannemann (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/30/10)
Hannemann: ‘I’m the only candidate who has lived on Neighbor Islands’ (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/30/10)
HI venture capital group endorses Abercrombie (KHNL, 7/29/10)
Abercrombie: Chamber cancelled debate after Hannemann withdrew (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/28/10)
Dem guber candidates pitch economic plans (Bloomberg Businessweek, 7/27/10)
Hannemann & Abercrombie trade shots on  proposed audit (KHNL, 7/27/10)
Hannemann wants to revive Superferry (KITV, 7/26/10)
Much of Abercrombie’s campaign is about defining Mufi (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/25/10)
Mufi, Neil and Duke talk tech (Honolulu Civil Beat, 7/22/10)
Hannemann resigns as mayor, race officially begins (KHNL, 7/21/10)
Hannemann holds blitz of news conferences before guber run (KITV, 7/16/10)
Aiona files campaign papers (Hawaii 24/7, 7/15/10)
Hannemann still hasn’t come out on civil union decision (KHNL, 7/8/10)
Jobs, the economy…and civil unions (KHON, 7/7/10)
Civil union veto spurs endorsement (KITV, 7/7/10)
Video: HI governor vetoes civil unions bill, says voters should decide (CNN, 7/7/10)
Candidates for gov weigh in on civil unions veto (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/6/10)
Lingle vetoes civil unions bill (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/6/10)
Abercrombie: Hannemann resorting to attack tactics (KPUA, 7/2/10)
Aiona releases public education platform (Hawaii 24/7, 7/2/10)
Gubernatorial hopefuls differ on oil drilling (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 7/1/10)
JUNE 2010
New poll shows Dems ahead of Aiona (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/30/10)
Hotel workers union endorsing Abercrombie (KHNL, 6/29/10)
Abercrombie calls for infusion of technology to diversify economy (Hawaii 24/7, 6/24/10)
State commission is asked to review mayor’s fundraiser (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/24/10)
Aiona: survey says governor’s race a dead heat (Hawaii 24/7, 6/23/10)
HI Campaign Spending Commission fines Abercrombie’s campaign (KHON, 6/23/10)
Abercrombie riding school bus across Big Island (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/21/10)
Guber candidates mining campaign ‘gold’ on the mainland (Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 6/20/10)
Civil unions bill to go on potential veto list (KITV, 6/18/10)
Hannemann and Abercrombie spar over fundraising money (KHNL, 6/17/10)
Hannemann admits mistake on mainland fundraiser (WNCT, 6/16/10)
Abercrombie questions Hannemann visit to fundraising event (KHNL, 6/15/10)
Questions arise around Hannemann’s Pittsburgh fundraiser (KHON, 6/11/10)
Abercrombie introduces energy platform (Hawaii 24/7, 6/5/10)
Abercrombie cries foul over opponents free air time (Honolulu Advertiser, 6/5/10)
Firefighters endorse Hannemann (Honolulu Advertiser, 6/4/10)
Sen. Inouye staying neutral in Dem guber contest (KITV, 6/3/10)
MAY 2010
Editorial: Hawaii needs bold leadership (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/30/10)
Dem rivals emphasize leadership skills (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/30/10)
Dems’ contentious primaries could open doors for GOP (Honolulu Advertiser, 5/30/10)
Hannemann, Abercrombie woo Dems at convention (Honolulu Advertiser, 5/30/10)
Lingle, Hannemann spar over transportation projects (Honolulu Advertiser, 5/29/10)
The race is on (KITV, 5/29/10)
Political Musical chairs begins for HI officeholders (HawaiiNewsNow, 5/29/10)
Honolulu commuter rail losing Hannemann, it’s driving force (Honolulu Advertiser, 5/29/10)
Abercrombie v. Hannemann, a rematch 24 years in the making (HawaiiNewsNow, 5/28/10)
Economy, education at the top of Hannemann’s campaign list (Honolulu Advertiser, 5/28/10)
Hannemann finally makes it official – he’s running (Honolulu Advertiser, 5/27/10)
Mufi’s guber bid creates domino effect (KITV, 5/27/10)
Editorial: Don’t let furlough fiasco be in vain (Honolulu Advertiser, 5/27/10)
Lingle: Aiona a “wise and trusted partner” (Hawaii Reporter, 5/27/10)
Abercrombie, Aiona cheer school furlough accord (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/26/10)
Editorial: Having listened, Lingle should not prevent civil unions bill (Honolulu Advertiser, 5/26/10)
Abercrombie begins TV ads (KPUA, 5/25/10)
Aiona: Hawaii has a future in space exploration (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/21/10)
Aide confirms Hannemann will run for gov (Hawaii News Now, 5/20/10)
After investment goes bad, the political blame game ensues (, 5/17/10)
Bouyed by Djou, state GOP predicts November wins (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/16/10)
Aiona challenges “old guard” (Honolulu Advertiser, 5/16/10)
Aiona delivers keynote address at GOP state convo (Hawaii24/7, 5/15/10)
State GOP convention sees a youth movement (KGMB, 5/15/10)
At GOP gathering, Lingle takes shots at Dem hopefuls (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/15/10)
State GOP passes resolution urging Lingle to veto civil unions bill (Honolulu Advertiser, 5/15/10)
DCCC pulls out of special election, conceding Abercrombie’s seat (TIME, 5/11/10)
Fewer services likely under Honolulu furlough plan (KHON2, 5/11/10)
Editorial: Attacks on Aiona unfair but raise point about religion (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/7/10)
Duke Aiona’s Lingle liability (BallotBox, 5/5/10)
Aiona trails Democrats in guber race (CQ Politics, 5/4/10)
Hannemann bases leadership on Mormon principles (Mormon Times, 5/4/10)
Aiona criticized of Argentina trip as violation of church/state separation (KITV, 5/4/10)
Hannemann, Abercrombie split primary vote, either would control general (Honolulu Advertiser, 5/4/10)
Democrats expect huge battle after civil unions’ passage (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/2/10)
Four unions endorse Hannemann (KITV, 5/1/10)
APRIL 2010
Abercrombie calls Hannemann a “wimp” over civil unions position (KITV, 4/30/10)
HI House passes civil unions bill, Lingle’s reaction not clear (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/30/10)
Aiona decries civil union vote as “last minute” political maneuvering (Honolulu Advertiser, 4/29/10)
Civil unions likely to be key to governor’s race (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/28/10)
Lingle vetoes tax hikes, overrides expected (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/28/10)
Hannemann: Honolulu on cusp of a radical transformation (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/27/10)
Police officers back Hanneman (Honolulu Advertiser, 4/24/10)
Abercrombie unveils education plan (KGMB, 4/23/10)
Obama’s sister attends Abercrombie event (New York Times, 4/21/10)
Crisis in HI schools defining guber race (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/21/10)
At fundraiser, Abercrombie laments state’s “failed leadership” (KITV, 4/20/10)
Decline of unions and mainland transplants have altered HI political calculus (Honolulu Advertiser, 4/19/10)
Hanneman & Abercrombie vie for attention at next month’s convention (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/11/10)
National Democrats increasingly concerned about HI special election (Washington Post, 4/8/10)
Education issues engage guber candidates (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/8/10)
Hanneman adjusts rail route to accommodate airport (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/8/10)
MARCH 2010
Majority view Lingle poorly (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/27/10)
Aiona announces backing of Akaka bill (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/27/10)
Hanneman rally draws thousands urging him to run (KHON2, 3/24/10)
Abercrombie: priority would be fixing schools (Maui News, 3/21/10)
Duke Aiona’s bold faith for Hawaii (Christian Broadcasting News, 3/16/10)
Military voting law could affect primary date (Army Times, 3/15/10)
Abercrombie’s resignation hurts Dems’ health care efforts (Think Progress, 3/14/10)
Labor chief upset over union’s endorsement of Hanneman (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/13/10)
Honolulu City Council may balk at mayor’s property tax plan (Honolulu Advertiser, 3/13/10)
ILWU endorses Hanneman’s likely guber run (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/10/10)
Hanneman steps closer to guber run (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/9/10)
Contractor-linked donations soar in gubernatorial contest (Honolulu Advertiser, 3/7/10)
Politicians risk being twits on twitter (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/3/10)
Abercrombie calls stalemate over teacher furloughs a question of priorities (Honolulu Advertiser, 3/2/10)
Hanneman unveils Honolulu’s 2011 budget (Hawaii News Now, 3/2/10)
Abercrombie cites leadership “crisis” (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/2/10)
Abercrombie launches gov bid, resigns from Congress (Pacific Business Journal, 3/1/10)
Two House resignations by members running for gov (NPR, 3/1/10)
Resolution on rail issues near (Honolulu Advertiser, 2/27/10)
Mayor delivers confident message (Honolulu Advertiser, 2/24/10)
Hanneman talks rail & jobs, but city workers face furloughs (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/23/10)
Hanneman: We’ve righted the course of the city (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/22/10)
VIDEO: Aiona talks about gov bid (Hawaii News Now, 2/16/10)
Guam measure could become issue in Abercrombie’s gov run (Honolulu Advertiser, 9/24/09)
Religious tolerance in Hawai’i may be put to test by Aiona run (Honolulu Advertiser, 9/23/09)
Hawai’i Dems battling over Guam jobs (The Hill, 9/22/09)
Hanneman’s silence on social issues earns GOP criticism (Honolulu Advertiser, 9/15/09)
Polls in governor’s race too sketchy to provide real info (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/9/09)
Stakes high in race for governor (Honolulu Advertiser, 9/9/09)
It’s too early to pick Neil or Mufi (Midweek, 9/9/09)
Abercrombie in decent shape despite finance ruling (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/15/09)
Abercrombie can’t use federal funds for gov race (CQ Politics, 8/12/09)
Hanneman wants state to block transfer of fed campaign funds (Honolulu Advertiser, 8/6/09)
Abercrombie angry Hanneman is attacking his “integrity” (KITV, 8/6/09)
The guv money race – Hanneman tapping big donors (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/5/09)
Hannemann leads in early fundraising (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/1/09)
JULY 2009
Politicians should explore solutions, not self-success (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/29/09)
Hawaii takes another look at voting by mail (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/26/09)
Mayors want list of potential layoffs from Lingle (KITV, 7/24/09)
Legislators to take paycuts, too (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/19/09)
Senate overrides record number of vetoes (KHON-TV, 7/17/09)
Aiona publicly breaks with Lingle over high tech tax credits (KPUA-TV, 7/16/09)
State law unclear whether Abercrombie can transfer campaign funds (Honolulu Advertiser, 7/16/09)
Aiona calls for citizen input on 60 bills facing veto pen (Hawaii247, 7/9/09)
Will Democratic primary sink into mudslinging? (Honolulu Advertiser, 7/2/09)
JUNE 2009
Abercrombie faults Lingle’s leadership (Honolulu Advertiser, 6/30/09)
Abercrombie launches campaign with 1100 at birthday bash fundraiser (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/30/09)
Gubernatorial fundraising in full swing (Honolulu Star Bulletin, 6/27/09)
Unions seek gag order for governor and mayor about layoffs & negotiations (Honolulu Advertiser, 6/25/09)
Lots to see in Hawaii: open seat, transit (Campaign Diaries, 6/20/09)
Hannemann makes moves to launch run (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/11/09)
Democratic race may come down to style over substance (Honolulu Advertiser, 6/11/09)
Open seats result in Hawaiian game of musical chairs (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/7/09)