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Updated: September 14, 2016

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2016 

Ian Lind: The Sound Of Money Talking
September 14, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

More would vote if politicians listened
September 13, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Letters to the editor. Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Why I’m Not Willing To Accept Low Voter Turnout
September 12, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

State lawmaker pays fine to resolve ethics investigation
September 5, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Audit could give city ethics a strong boost
September 3, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Editorial. Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Neal Milner: Let’s Stop Worrying About Hawaii’s Low Voter Turnout
September 1, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Supreme Court Declines To Reinstate North Carolina Voter Restrictions
August 31, 2016 Hawaii Public Radio PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Snapchat lures more campaign spending as candidates court young voters
August 31, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issue

Precinct workers deserve respect
August 30, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Letters to the editor. Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Asking for voter ID is illegal in Hawaii
August 27, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Letters to the editor. Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Common Cause executive director a voice for election reform
August 26, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Just 2 Lobbyists Have Donated $300k To Hawaii Candidates In The Past 10 Years
August 25, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Voter fraud potential actually very small
August 25, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Letters to the editor regarding voter fraud and voter ID issues in Hawaii. Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

State ends fiscal year with record $1 billion surplus
August 24, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

34.8 Percent Turnout? Hawaii Must Do Better
August 22, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Editorial. Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

State to maintain status quo on its use of private prisons
August 21, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Souki to remain House speaker
August 21, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Over 1,600 absentee ballots arrive late statewide
August 20, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

More than 1,600 absentee ballots arrive late statewide
August 20, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

How to register to vote in Hawaii's general election
August 17, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Can Hawaii’s Voter Turnout Get Any Lower Than This?
August 15, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Voters encountered short lines, empty polling places in primary election
August 14, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Turnout sinks to record low
August 14, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

New state ethics chief stresses continuity
August 14, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hawaii sinks to record low voter turnout
August 13, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Early, absentee voting on Oahu mixed
August 13, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Go Vote — It’s Too Important To Pass Up
August 12, 2016 Civil beat PDF

Opinion piece. Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

It Pays To Be An Incumbent In The Hawaii Legislature
August 12, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Absentee walk-in votes drop, absentee mail-in ballots rise
August 11, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Why voting rights matter
August 9, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

City ethics staff needs greater independence
August 8, 2016 Star Advertiser (Editorial) PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

20 Charter proposals will be on ballot
August 7, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

City Ethics Commission has new chief
August 4, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Residents trickle in as early voting begins
August 2, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Procrastinators can still sign up and vote in this year's primary
August 1, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Early voting for primary begins in Hawaii
August 1, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

With voting this easy, excuses not to vote run thin
August 1, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Early walk-in voting for primaries kicks off Monday
July 30, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Lobbyists must register
July 29, 2016 The Garden Isle PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Court blocks ‘discriminatory’ North Carolina voter ID law
July 29, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Early voting walk-in for the primary election begins August 1
July 29, 2016 KHON PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Walk-in voting begins Monday
July 29, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Here’s The Deal Honolulu Made With Its Departing Ethics Director
July 28, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Freedom of Information Act has made government more transparent
July 24, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

At the federal level, hefty fees, loopholes and other roadblocks have limited FOIA’s effectiveness
July 24, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

The ‘Turn Back the Clock Award’
July 24, 2016 West Hawaii Today PDF

Court Rules Against Elections Office In Ballot Shortage Case
July 20, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Election officials erred on procedure, court finds
July 20, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — Ernest Caravalho
July 12, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Gut, replace, and feel the heat
July 12, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Lee’s food tax credit bill wins Rusty Scalpel award
July 10, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

State hopeful online registration will boost voter turnout
July 8, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Honolulu Mayor’s Six-Figure Compensation From Bank Draws Fire
July 6, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hawaii And Honolulu Agencies Really Try To Hide Public Records
July 5, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

ACLU’s Gluck to lead state Ethics Commission
July 1, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hawaii State Ethics Commission selects new executive director
July 1, 2016 KHON PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Let citizens have a say
June 22, 2016 Maui News PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Use full vetting for grants in aid
June 21, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

From Leis To World Travel: The City Council’s Invisible Spending
June 21, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Honolulu Ethics Director: Losing Him When We Need Him Most
June 20, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Voter registration in Hawaii has never been easier
June 17, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Embattled city ethics chief Totto steps down
June 15, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Honolulu Ethics Director Quits Over Direction Commission Is Headed
June 15, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Embattled city ethics executive director resigns
June 15, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

How Caldwell Has Undermined The Honolulu Ethics Commission
June 13, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Supreme Court Ruling May Increase Transparency In Police Misconduct
June 9, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Manager Vs. Mayor: For Maui, The Better Choice Is Clear
June 7, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Governance proposal sent to committee
June 4, 2016 Maui News PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Let the people have their say on council-manager proposal
May 31, 2016 Maui News PDF

Legislature’s Multi-Million-Dollar Grant Program Remains ‘Mysterious’
May 27, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Panel’s ‘heads down’ academic approach misses the big picture
May 26, 2016 Maui News PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Ex-DOT official pays fine over ethics
May 26, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Ian Lind: Justices Aren’t Buying That Voting Rights Weren’t Violated
May 25, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hawaii Lawmakers Again Balk At Ethics, Lobbying Reform
May 23, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

No economic benefit should mean no council-manager
May 19, 2016 Maui News PDF

Opinion piece; Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Totto Tells Ethics Commission To Scrap ‘Silly’ Time Sheet Rules
May 19, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Judge Garland ‘Impressive,’ Says Hirono
May 18, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Lobbyists’ contributions OK, state campaign panel decides
May 17, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Schatz’s Hawaii PAC Has Brought In $220K In Two Years
May 12, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hirono’s Pineapple PAC Seeks To Help Dems Retake The US Senate
May 11, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Panel backs putting government system to vote
May 10, 2016 Maui News PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Supreme Court nominee to meet with Hawaii senator Tuesday
May 9, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Push for Legislative video conferences shows lackluster use
May 8, 2016 KITV PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Neal Milner: Hawaii Legislators Need To Stop Hiding in The Dark
May 5, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Watching the watchdog; ethics commission slaps restrictions on its leader
May 2, 2016 KHON PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Charter proposal bars lobbyists’ gifts
May 2, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Tom Yamachika: Much Ado About Nothing In The Hawaii Legislature
May 1, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Panel backs system with manager and elected mayor
April 30, 2016 Maui News PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues


The Hawaii House: Where Factions Determine Power And Influence
April 28, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Voting reforms mulled
April 26, 2016 West Hawaii Today PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

A&B’s cash has some crying foul
April 25, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Bills To Aid Voting Near Approval
April 24, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

A Decade Of Influence: A&B Has Given More Than $600K To Politicians
April 22, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Les Kondo Confirmed As State Auditor
April 22, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Legislature appoints ethics chief Les Kondo as state auditor
April 22, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Lawmakers appoint Les Kondo as new state auditor
April 22, 2016 KHON PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Legislature appoints ethics chief Les Kondo as state auditor
April 22, 2016 KITV PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Legislature appoints ethics chief Les Kondo as state auditor
April 22, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Kondo tapped for auditor job
April 16, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Lawmakers May Replace State Auditor With Ethics Director
April 15, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

More Lawmakers Raise More Money
April 15, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hawaii Legislature to vote on new state auditor
April 15, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

More House Reps Seek Campaign Cash
April 13, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Ian Lind: City Charter Change Would Let Lobbyists Give More Gifts
April 13, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Show Us Whose Fingerprints Are All Over Legislative Bills
April 13, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

‘A Bum Job:’ Trust In Honolulu’s Police Commission Crumbles
April 11, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

A Cool Million Was Spent Lobbying Hawaii Lawmakers In Two Months
April 7, 2016 Civil Beat
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Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Pushing For More Police Oversight
April 5, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Ian Lind: Kenoi Had Good Reason To Think He Could Misuse Funds
March 31, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Senate Panel Nixes Proposal To Ease Campaign-To-Campaign Donations
March 28, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Public may not see our email, legislators say
March 28, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Lack of support could doom publicly funded campaigns
March 27, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF


Hawaii dispute could impact lawmakers' disclosures to public
March 19, 2016 Lincoln Journal Star

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues
(This article is no longer available)

Hawaii dispute could impact lawmakers’ disclosures to public
March 19, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hawaii dispute could impact lawmakers' disclosures to public
March 19, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Kouchi Delays Public Records Request
March 19, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

A Civil Beat Panel Discussion On Good Government Bills (Video)
March 17, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Passing The Buck: When Hawaii Politicians Give To Each Other
March 15, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Keep government open to the public
March 15, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Honolulu Ethics Director On Leave After Internal Investigation
March 14, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

All we are asking of GOP senators is that they do their job
March 14, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

How open record laws are applied in state legislatures
March 13, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Lawmaker shelves term-limits bill
March 4, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Senators Kill Bills To Elect Judges, Create Legislative Term Limits
March 2, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Bill calling for election for judges dies in committee
March 2, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issue

Judicial Elections: A Solution Without A Problem
February 26, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

This to be the year that all-mail voting is approved
February 26, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Ian Lind: Why Is This Unpopular Idea Still Alive At The Legislature?
February 24, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

And Then There Were 2,633 — Hawaii Legislature Pares List Of Bills
February 19, 2016 Civil Beat PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Some Hawaii House Members Are Awash In Campaign Cash
February 19, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Lawmakers Hope To Resuscitate Voter Turnout With All-Mail Elections
February 16, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Lobbying Law Proposed For Kauai
February 15, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hawaii PACs Already Busy Raising And Spending Cash
February 15, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Proposal calling for elected judges in Hawaii faces criticism
February 10, 2016 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

‘Good Government’ Measures Take Another Go At Hawaii Lawmakers
February 10, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Regents’ financial data again at stake
February 4, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Committee OKs Bill To Shield UH Regents From Revealing Financial Info
February 2, 2016 Civil Beat PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Office of Elections pursues shift to mail-in voting
January 30, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hawaii Election Campaign Fund needs refill
January 27, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF
Opinion piece by Common Cause Hawaii Senior Organizer Corie Tanida and League of Women Voters President Ann Sack Shaver

Ian Lind: Legislators Propose Gutting State Ethics Law
January 27, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Live, From Honolulu, It’s Capitol On Demand!
January 26, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

HSPAN channel offers Oceanic viewers on-demand access to State Capitol
January 26, 2015 KHON2 PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Bills: Campaigns, Ballots, Open Gov’t
January 24, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Lawmakers: UH Regents’ Finances None Of Your Damn Business
January 22, 2016 Civil Beat
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Coming Soon: Video On Demand From The Hawaii Capitol
January 13, 2016 Civil Beat PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Don’t leave politics to just politicians
January 11, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Ian Lind: Ethics Violation By Nonprofit Group Raises Questions
January 6, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hawaii Needs Political Heroes To Step Up In 2016
January 4, 2016 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Charter proposals to halt rail rejected
January 3, 2016 Star Advertiser PDF


2015

Court Allows Hawaii Ban on Contractor Contributions
December 1, 2015 Bloomberg BNA Money & Politics Report

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues
(Article no longer available)

High court rejects challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws
November 30, 2015 West Hawaii Today PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

High court rejects challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws
November 30, 2015 KITV PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Ige considering 14 finalists for 4 UH regent seats
November 30, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

High Court Rejects Challenge to Hawaii Campaign Finance Laws
November 30, 2015 ABC News

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(This article no longer available)

High court rejects challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws
November 30, 2015 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Is Bipartisanship In D.C. Even Possible Anymore?
November 25, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Legislators back HSTA in fight over free travel
November 23, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Are We Willing To Accept A D+ In Public Integrity?
November 13, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hawaii gets D+ grade in 2015 State Integrity Investigation
November 9, 2015 Center for Public Integrity PDF

Hawaii Gets A D+ For Integrity
November 9, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

All-mail voting would be good, convenient for Hawaii
November 8, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Maui lawmaker pleads no contest in campaign spending case
November 6, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Election officials bemoan huge workload
November 4, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

A step closer to getting big money out of politics
November 3, 2015 Maui News PDF

Opinion piece submitted by Common Cause Hawaii volunteer Arianna Feinberg

Kokua Line: State counts on public input to keep plants off shoreline
October 29, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Refers to Common Cause Hawaii's Public Boards Audit report, in response to a question about Hawaii's Sunshine Law.

Ian Lind: Will Ruling In Council Case Derail Honolulu Ethics Enforcement?
October 28, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

2 Dems in Congress to reject fraud’s cash
October 27, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Schatz Sitting Pretty On $2.3M Campaign War Chest
October 23, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Takai Outpaces Gabbard in Fundraising — Barely
October 19, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Money politics delaying needed prison reform
October 14, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Ige should lead through openness
October 13, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Kirk Caldwell’s Many ‘Tokens of Aloha’ Came From Influential Parties
October 12, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Politicians benefited from Hee’s exorbitant spending
September 28, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Gifts Given to Honolulu Officials Remain Under Wraps
September 18, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Strengthen government ethics rules
September 12, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Agency approves $8,000 in fines
September 10, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Ian Lind: Lawsuit Exposes Blind Spot in Hawaii Lobbyist Law
September 9, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

County Council wants clean elections
September 3, 2015 West Hawaii Today PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Maui County Plans to Post List of Lobbyists Online
August 17, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

How Transparent Is Hawaii’s Lobbying Disclosure?
August 12, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Publicly funded elections should be Hawaii’s goal
August 9, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Cashing In: Early Election-Season Filings Show Campaign Cash Trickling In
August 6, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Our right to vote is precious asset
August 6, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Ian Lind: Ex-Legislator May Make a Good Ethics Commissioner
August 5, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hawaii Office of Elections Launches Online Voter Registration
August 4, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Office of Elections launches online voter registration system
August 4, 2015 KHON 2 PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Voting Rights Act anniversary will be hailed at state Capitol
August 4, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

NextEra Goes Big for Bush, But Also Gives Generously to Hawaii Democrats
August 3, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

The Public Has a Right to Know How Government Decisions Are Made
July 30, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Judge Rules in Favor of Secret Government Deliberations
July 28, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

State Employees Accept Free Rounds of Golf Despite History of Fines
July 28, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Lobbyist registration law being ignored?
July 26, 2015 The Maui News PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Tom Yamachika: Court Ruling Affirms the Power of the People
July 26, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

DHHL looks for fallout from crimes
July 25, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Honolulu Ethics Commission Loosens News Media Policy
July 24, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hundreds of State Employees, Board Members Fail to Report Finances
July 24, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Panel eases its rules on limiting director’s comments
July 24, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Honolulu Ethics Commission’s Do-Over Is a Chance to Do Right by the Public
July 22, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Don’t muzzle ethics officials
July 22, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

How Hawaii Lawmakers Spend More Than $400,000 Without Accounting for It
July 21, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Will Honolulu Ethics Commission Take the Gag Off its Director?
July 21, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Ethics panel to review strict media policy
July 21, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

17 city ethics probes halted by lack of investigator
July 20, 2015 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Former Judge Set to Join Hawaii State Ethics Commission
July 19, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s issues

Hawaii’s Public Access Room Gets Swiss Broadcasting Attention
July 17, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

U.S. House Meddling With SEC to Block Disclosure of Political Contributions
July 17, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s issues/work

Ian Lind: Illegal Lobbying Machine Was Hidden in Plain Sight
July 15, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Hee's tax fraud testimony fails to convince jury of innocence
July 14, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s issues

Businessman Hee guilty on all counts in tax fraud case
July 13, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s issues

Letters for July 13, 2015
July 13, 2015 The Garden Island PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Closed meeting results in election chief's $10,000 raise
July 10, 2015 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

State election chief receives $10,000 raise
July 10, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Witnesses in support of suspect as tax trial winds up
July 10, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s issues

CEO defends massage deductions
July 9, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s issues

How Hawaii Lawmakers Spend Up to $13,000 a Year — Each
July 8, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work

Monday Memo: Records Released, Trafficking Bill Veto, Love Wins
July 6, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work

Ethics panel's 'suffocating' media policy is rare among isle agencies
July 4, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

A Happy Ending: Release of Public Records Ends Civil Beat Lawsuit
July 1, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work

Supreme Court upholds use of election commissions for redistricting
June 29, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work

Intent to Veto: What Bills Will Survive Gov. Ige’s Veto Pen?
June 29, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work

Time to get money out of politics
June 23, 2015 The Garden Island PDF

Opinion piece submitted by Sandra Herndon and board member Brodie Lockard

Ian Lind: House Speaker Joe Souki’s Financial Reports Are Full of Errors
June 17, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work

Ian Lind: Ethics Director Survives Political Challenge
June 10, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

State ethics chief might be headed for some trouble
June 2, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

High standards of ethics needed
June 1, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

State ethics chief stands by work
May 28, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Under Fire: Hawaii Ethics Director Defends His Strict Ethical Views
May 27, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Hawaii Ethics Commission Should Avoid the Long Arm of Speaker Souki
May 27, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/bills

Ian Lind: Dear Joe, If You’re Concerned About Ethics Problems Look in the Mirror
May 27, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/bills

Court sets high bar on states' campaign contribution limits
May 26, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/bills

A few wins for good government, but other ‘no brainer’ bills fail
May 24, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Op-Ed piece submitted by Executive Director Carmille Lim

Court upholds Hawaii ban on political donations by contractors
May 20, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/bills

Bill to keep data from public gets to the governor
May 18, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF


Low voter turnout not unique to islands
May 17, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Ian Lind: Still No Love for Public Interest Bills at Hawaii Legislature
May 6, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/bills

“Air Rights” aside, extend rail tax
May 5, 2015 Honolulu Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/bills


Legislature nears finish with big issues unresolved
April 19, 2015 Honolulu Advertiser PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/bills


Tom Yamachika: Smoking Out a Frankenbill
April 19, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

State Senate approves extension on Oahu of the GE tax for rail
April 15, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/bills

Election Problems: The Solutions Are Coming
April 6, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Op-Ed piece submitted by intern Zach Johnson and Executive Director Carmille Lim

Lawmakers tackle medical marijuana, super PACs, spending
April 6, 2015 Hawaii News Now PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/bills

Democracy by mail
April 5, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF


Off the News-And you thought SB 284 was a simple little thing
March 30, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/bills

Make Live Videoconference Testimony a Reality For Neighbor Islands
March 30, 2015 Civil Beat PDF
Op-Ed piece submitted by intern Robert Fread

Check 'yes' box to limit special-interest politics
March 25, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF
Op-Ed piece submitted by Christine Trecker, Volunteer Leader and Corie Tanida, Senior Organizer

Lawmakers push plans for voting by mail
March 25, 2015 West Hawaii Today PDF

Anti-PLDC coalition revived by Ige's selection of Ching
March 24, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills


March 23, 2015 Civil Beat PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills


Like other states, Hawaii may go to all-mail voting

March 17, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills


Hawaii Ranked No. 32 in State Voter Turnout
March 15, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills

In Legislature, bills for open government prevailing
March 14, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills

Kill bills that push secrecy
March 7, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Op-Ed does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills

March 4, 2015 Civil Beat PDF


Proposed $500,000 Vanpool Grant the Latest ‘FrankenBill’
February 26, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Hawaii bill would make super PACs disclose source of funding
February 25, 2015 Star Advertiser PDF

Hawaii Monitor: Is a Weak Lobbying Law Getting Weaker?
February 25, 2015 Civil Beat PDF

Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills

Hawaii Election Campaign Fund
February 25, 2015 Hawaii Public Radio, The Conversation [audio]
Christine Trecker, Common Cause Hawaii volunteer and team lead for the $3 Tax Checkoff Campaign in support of clean elections was interviewed by The Conversation's co-host Beth-Ann Kozlovich

Bill to prohibit lawmakers' fundraising weakened, but still alive
February 21, 2015 Hawaii News Now PDF


State bill would require more campaign spending reports from super PACs
February 7, 2015, West Hawaii Today
(This article is no longer available)

Bill proposes further disclosure from Super PACs
February 6, 2015, Star Advertiser PDF

Hawaii’s Sunshine Law Is Getting Cloudy As Lawmakers Debate
February 4, 2015, Civil Beat PDF

Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills 


Shield law for media should be reinstated
January 31, 2015, Star Advertiser PDF

Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills

Big Island lawmaker wants to hold elections officer accountable
January 31, 2015, West Hawaii Today
(This article is no longer available)

Lawmaker wants to hold state elections officer accountable
January 30, 2015, Honolulu Star-Advertiser PDF

Hawaii lawmaker wants to hold elections officer accountable
January 30, 2015, Seattle Pi
(This article is no longer available)


Lawmaker from Hawaii's Big Island wants to hold elections officer accountable for problems
January 30, 2015, Daily Reporter
(This article is no longer available)

Corporations are not people; Constitution needs to say so
January 21, 2015, Maui News PDF
Op-Ed piece submitted by Arianna Feinberg, Volunteer and Brodie Lockard, Board Member


2014 

Hawaii Media Outlets, Nonprofits Ask Ige to Improve Government Transparency
December 26, 2014 Civil Beat PDF

Reform can open electoral process
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, December 11, 2014 PDF

Ige's election bodes well for open state government
December 5, 2014, Honolulu Star Advertiser PDF

Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills

Panel Discussion On Clean Elections Nov. 20 at UH-Hilo
Big Island Chronicle, November 14, 2014 PDF

Denby Fawcett: Voters Didn't Show Up Because the Election Was Boring
Civil Beat, November 12, 2014 PDF

No-shows are higher than ever at polls
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, November 6, 2014 PDF

Discussion on money-in-politics and Hawaii elections
HPR - All Things Considered, November 6, 2014
interview of Brodie Lockard, Common Cause Hawaii boardmember
(Audio recording no longer available)

Hawaii voter turnout in general election slumps to all-time low
Hawaii News Now, November 5, 2014 PDF

$7.9M raised to fight Maui GMO ballot initiative
KITV, October 29, 2014
(This article is no longer available)

Djou pushes clean-elections pledge
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, October 26, 2014 PDF

Registered voters not required to carry photo ID
KHON2, October 23, 2014 PDF

Hawaii Candidates for Congress Seek More Money as Election Nears
Civil Beat, October 1, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but talks about how both candidates expect money from outside group to influence the election; which Common Cause tried to address by introducing the People's Pledge to candidates.

New ethics law deserves to be observed now
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, September 27, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

New Disclosure Law No Problem For These UH Regents Applicants
Civil Beat, September 26, 2014 PDF

Djou: End Negative Mainland Third Party Attack Ads
Hawaii Reporter, September 22, 2014 PDF

Denounce*
Star Advertiser, September 18, 2014 PDF

Hawaii Senators on Losing Side in Campaign Spending Vote
Civil Beat, September 11, 2014 PDF

Hawaii Candidates Need to Sign the ‘People’s Pledge’
Civil Beat, September 10, 2014 PDF
Op-Ed piece submitted by Common Cause Hawaii Board Member Barbara Polk

Meet Some of Hawaii’s Civic Hackers
Civil Beat, August 25, 2014 PDF

Chief election officer grilled by commission, many call for his ousting
KHON2, August 22, 2014 PDF

Election postponed at 2 Big Island precincts
KITV Honolulu, August 9, 2014
(This article is no longer available)

Gov. Abercrombie signs voting, health bills into law
KITV4, July 30, 2014
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills
(This article is no longer available)  

The 2014 “Rusty Scalpel” award goes to…
Hawaii Independent, July 17, 2014 PDF

Hawaii Monitor: We’ll Soon Forget the Fuss About Financial Disclosures
Civil Beat, July 16, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Clearing the Air on the Financial Disclosures Law
Civil Beat, July 16, 2015 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Volunteer Developers Work Together to Create Apps for Transparency
Hawaii Reporter, July 15, 2014 PDF

New campaign spending rule brings 'better transparency'
Honolulu Star Advertiser, July 14, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Boards cancel meetings as at least 16 members resign to avoid financial disclosures
Hawaii News Now, July 8, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

More Hawaii state board members resign over financial disclosure law
Pacific Business News, July 8, 2014
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

14 quit in wake of disclosure law
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, July 8, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Government by the people, not by special interests
Honolulu Star Advertiser, July 6, 2014 PDF
Op-Ed piece submitted by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Carmille Lim

Experts fear Hawaii's new voter registration law heightens fraud risk
Hawaii Reporter, July 2, 2014 PDF

Abercrombie Decides Not to Veto Public Financial Disclosure Bill
Civil Beat, July 1, 2014 PDF

New law expands voter registration at polls
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, July 1, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Financial disclosures will widen
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, July 1, 2014 PDF

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie Kicks And Screams As He Lets Financial Disclosure Bill Become Law
Maui Feed, July 1, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Hawaii financial disclosure bill will become law
Washington Times, July 1, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Hawaii financial disclosure bill will become law
West Hawaii Today, July 1, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Chad Blair: Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the Power of Incumbency
Civil Beat, July 1, 2014 PDF

Hawaii governor signs bill allowing voter registration on Election Day
West Hawaii Today, June 30, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Gov signs same-day voting registration measure
Hawaii News Now, June 30, 2014 PDF

Gov. Abercrombie signs 16 bills into law
Hawaii News Now, June 30, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Governor will let financial disclosure bill become law
KHON2, June 30, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Will Same-Day Voter Registration Law Fix Hawaii’s Poor Voter Turnout?
Honolulu Magazine, June 30, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Election Day Voter Registration Now Hawaii Law
Civil Beat, June 30, 2014 PDF

Gov. to let financial disclosure bill pass without his signature
KITV4, June 30, 2014
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills
(This article is no longer available)  

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Voter Registration on Election Day
Hawaii Reporter, June 30, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Abercrombie to allow Hawaii financial disclosure bill to become law, unsigned
Pacific Business News, June 30, 2014
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Governor’s Veto Threat on Bill Shows This Is Not a ‘New Day’
Civil Beat, June 29, 2014 PDF
Op-Ed piece submitted by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Carmille Lim

Two Regents resign over disclosure bill
Ka Leo, June 28, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

2 University of Hawaii regents resign
Hawaii News Now, June 27, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills 

Two University of Hawaii regents resign
KHON2, June 27, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills 

Editorial: Don’t veto public’s right to know
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, June 27, 2014 PDF

On the chopping block
The Hawaii Independent, June 26, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills 

Ige Wants Abercrombie to Sign Financial Disclosure Bill
Civil Beat, June 26, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Radio: Financial Disclosure Bill; Musician Tony Conjugacion; Medical Marijuana; The Addams Family at MVT
Hawaii Public Radio, June 26, 2014 [audio]
Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Carmille Lim on "The Conversation"

Ige Questions Governor’s Possible Veto of Disclosure Bill
Hawaii Reporter, June 26, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills

Sens. Slom, Espero Criticize Abercrombie’s Veto Intent
Civil Beat, June 25, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Slom: Override any veto on disclosures
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, June 25, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Hawaii senator: Override any veto on disclosures
Beaumont Enterprise, June 25, 2014
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills
(This article is no longer available)   

Sen. Sam Slom Questions One Veto Selection
KIKI AM 990, June 24, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Big Island dodges a bullet on veto list
Hawaii Tribune Herald, June 24, 2014 PDF

Slom: Legislators should override governor's veto
Hawaii Reporter, June 24, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

Abercrombie spares TAT, may veto 10 other bills
West Hawaii Today, June 24, 2014 PDF

Abercrombie May Veto Board Financial Disclosure Bill
Civil Beat, June 24, 2014 PDF

Regents’ assets might stay private
Star Advertiser, June 24, 2014 PDF

Six New Ways to Visualize Campaign Spending Data
Hawaii Free Press, June 18, 2014 PDF

Pesticide and GMO Companies Spend Big in Hawaii
PR Watch, June 11, 2014 PDF

New Apps Crunch Hawaii Campaign Spending Data
Civil Beat, June 2, 2014 PDF

Neal Milner: Getting Serious About Voter Turnout in Hawaii
Civil Beat, May 8, 2014 PDF
Op-Ed piece submitted by board member Neal Milner 

Hawaii Legislature Pau, But Not Before Turtle Bay Land Deal Squeaks By
Civil Beat, May 1, 2014 PDF

Hawaii lawmakers pass same-day voter registration
West Hawaii Today, April 30, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

State lawmakers pass same-day voter registration
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 29, 2014 PDF 

Hawaii lawmakers pass same-day voter registration
Beaumont Enterprise, April 29, 2014
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills
(This article is no longer available) 

Lawmakers Move Toward Election-Day Voter Registration
Big Island Now, April 28, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills 

Voter Registration on Election Day Gets OK from Hawaii Legislators
Civil Beat, April 25, 2014 PDF

Compromise Reached on Bill to Require More Boards to Disclose Financial Interests
Civil Beat, April 23, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills   

The FCC Decision That Could — and Should — Shake Up Hawaii Media
Civil Beat, April 20, 2014 PDF
Op-Ed piece submitted by intern Adrienne Brantley

The U.S. Supreme Court Acts as a Megaphone for Campaign Money
Civil Beat, April 23, 2014 PDF 
Op-Ed piece submitted by intern Leissan Sadykova

Will Hawaii Lawmakers Require More Government Transparency?
Civil Beat, April 15, 2014 PDF

Hawaii voting rate must be improved
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 10, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills 

State lawmakers gut and replace contents of bills
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 9, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Means More Cash for More Campaigns
Civil Beat, April 2, 2014 PDF 

Study: Political Ads Dominate Hawaii Evening News Broadcasts 
Civil Beat, March, 23, 2014 PDF 

Senate Judiciary Shelves Bill to Publicly Finance House Races
Civil Beat, March 19, 2014 PDF

Bill Proposes Sunshine Law Exemptions for City Council Members
Hawaii Reporter, March 12, 2014 PDF

Lobbyists Would Have to Disclose More Details on Political Spending
Civil Beat, February 25, 2014 PDF

Hawaii Lawmakers Disclose Financial Interests Earlier This Session
Civil Beat, February 19, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills

Legislature trying again for Election-Day Voter Registration
Big Island Now, February 19, 2014 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills

Legislation Would Allow Late Hawaii Voter Registration
Civil Beat, February 17, 2014 PDF

Legislation would revive Partial Public Funding Program
Civil Beat, February 14, 2014 PDF

Legislature takes hard look at Sunshine Law bills
West Hawaii Today, February 14, 2014 PDF

Preserve Open Government
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, February 14, 2014 PDF 

Only real, live people should have a say in our elections
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 22, 2014 PDF
Op-Ed piece submitted by board members R. Elton Johnson III and William Best 

Accountability, Election Reform: Top Good-Government Bill list
Civil Beat, January 21, 2014 PDF

Who will win the Rusty Scalpel?
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 17, 2014 PDF

Get Big Money Out of Politics to Eliminate Government Corruption
Civil Beat, January 15, 2014 PDF

Hawaii watchdogs in the hunt for 'gut and replace' bills
Civil Beat, January 15, 2014 PDF 

Rusty Scalpel
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Political Radar blog, January 14, 2014 PDF

Hawaii watchdog groups to highlight changed bills
Washington Times, January 13, 2014 PDF

Hawaii watchdog groups to highlight changed bills
The Garden Island, January 13, 2014
(This article is no longer available)

Hawaii watchdog groups to highlight changed bills
SF Gate, January 13, 2014
(This article is no longer available)

See who's giving to your candidate
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 10, 2014
(This article is no longer available)

Common Cause Hawaii project focused on Money in Politics
Civil Beat, January 8, 2014 PDF

We need you to tell us who you are
The Garden Island, January 8, 2014 PDF

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2013 


Legislature did well to get public input
Honolulu Star-Advertiser November 28, 2013 PDF
Letter to the Editor, submitted by board member Larry Meacham, in response to Marcus Oshiro's November 25, 2013 op-ed piece.

Improved state website, app make it easier to follow the campaign money
West Hawaii Today, November 26, 2013 PDF

Common Cause Hawaii dismisses public interest in special session
Honolulu Star Advertiser, November 25, 2013 PDF
Op-Ed piece submitted by Representative Marcus Oshiro explains why Common Cause Hawaii is run poorly, in response to the November 20, 2013 op-ed piece

Work to improve public access at the legislature
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, November 20, 2013 PDF
Op-Ed piece submitted by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Carmille Lim

Demanding Good Government
Generations Magazine, October/November 2013
Op-Ed piece submitted by
Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Carmille Lim

Ethics Panel Clears Caldwell Team
Honolulu Star Advertiser, October 19, 2013 PDF

First Assembly of God behind anonymous mailers opposing same-sex marriage
Hawaii News Now, October 10, 2013 PDF

Battle over dark money takes many forms on state level
Sunlight Foundation, September 5, 2013 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills

Honolulu Won't Help With State Voter Registration System
Civil Beat, August 20, 2013 PDF

Governor approves 2 bills on super PAC disclosures
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, June 20, 2013 
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills

Make Our Day
Honolulu Weekly, May 22, 2013

Lawmakers, critics debate legislative transparency
Yahoo! News, Wednesday, May 8, 2013 PDF

Helping to Create a Stronger Democracy
Midweek, May 1, 2013 PDF

A more transparent shade of Opaque
The Conversation: HPR2, May 1, 2013 [audio] 

Measure forces PACs to note top 3 donors
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 29, 2013 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills  

House Kills Geothermal 'FrankenBill' Favored By Hawaii Senate
Civil Beat, April 26, 2013 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills 

Bills Gone Wild: Frankenstein And Gut-N-Replace At The Capitol
Civil Beat, April 25, 2013 PDF

Public financing of campaigns good but not enough
Honolulu Weekly, April 24 2013
Letter to the Editor, submitted by volunteer David Monk
(This article is no longer available)

EDITORIAL: SuperPACs should expand disclosures
Session Border Control via The Honolulu Star-Advertiser - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX, April 16, 2013 PDF
Article does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii's work/bills 

Time To Step Up If You Want Good Government In Hawaii
Civil Beat, April 16, 2013 PDF

Super PACs must list top donors under bill
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 14, 2013 PDF

Hawaii Senate Bill Sidesteps Public Input
Civil Beat, April 11, 2013 PDF

A Public Option: If we can’t reform elections, how can we reform everything else?
Honolulu Weekly, April 10, 2013
(This article is no longer available)

Our View: Ban fundraisers during session
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 10, 2013 PDF

Legislators force delay of amended Hawaiian Bill
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 9, 2013 PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Letters to the editor: Let voters register on election day
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 7, 2013 PDF
Two Letters to the Editor, submitted in response to Common Cause Hawaii's March 12 Op-Ed

Common Cause Hawaii board member appointments
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 27, 2013

Hawaii Elections May Soon Get Public Funding, More Transparency
Civil Beat, March 21, 2013 PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Elections Vulnerable to Corporate Influence
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 17, 2013 PDF
Letter to the Editor, submitted by board member R. Elton Johnson III

Same-day registration could boost voter turnout
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 12, 2013 PDF

Shine a light on political finances
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 11, 2013 PDF

Hawaii Legislators Exempt Themselves from State Ethics Code
Hawaii Reporter, March 6, 2013 PDF
Op-Ed piece submitted by board member Barbara Polk

Hawaii Showing the Way Toward Cleaner Elections
Huffington Post Politics, March 5, 2013 PDF

Name in the News: Carmille Lim: Common Cause Hawaii's new chief wants voters to not take good government for granted
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 1, 2013 PDF

Show Us The Money: Bill Calls For Early Financial Disclosure
Civil Beat, February 20, 2013 PDF

Pupus and Politics: It's That Time of Year at the Hawaii Capitol
Civil Beat, February 14, 2013 PDF

Caldwell's group to disclose its donors
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, February 6, 2013 PDF

Stricter ethics laws proposed for lawmakers and lobbyists
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 26, 2013 PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Hawaii AG's Office Shoots Down Bill That Would Limit Free Speech
Civil Beat, January 23, 2013 PDF

Common Cause Hawaii’s 2013 legislative goals: ethics, transparency, and public access
Hawaii Independent, January 23, 2013 PDF 

Could This be the Year of Change at the Legislature?
Civil Beat, January 15, 2013 PDF

Common Cause Hawaii Appoints New Executive Director
Civil Beat, January 7, 2013 PDF


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2012 


Hawaii Voter Registration Could Be Online By 2016
Civil Beat, May 5, 2012 PDF

Ethics Code Will Apply to Hawaii Charter Schools
Civil Beat, April 27, 2012 PDF

Freedom Of Information At Stake In Legislature
Civil Beat, April 26, 2012 PDF

The Morphing of State Bills
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 15, 2012 PDF

How Are 'Good Government' Bills Faring at the Ledge?
Civil Beat, March 13, 2012 PDF

Does Calvin Say Control Reapportionment?
Civil Beat, March 2, 2012 PDF

Counties Want Break from Hawaii Sunshine Law
Civil Beat, February 21, 2012 PDF

Independent Expenditures Tough to Track in Hawaii Elections
Civil Beat, February 20, 2012 PDF

Measure to Ease Gift Ban Fizzles in House
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, February 10, 2012 PDF

Hawaii Lawmakers Aim to Dilute Gift Rules — Again
Civil Beat, February 8, 2012 PDF

Committee Advances Transparency Bills, Stalls Online Voter Registration
Civil Beat, January 24, 2012 PDF

House Labor Wants Salary, Names To Remain Public
Civil Beat, January 20, 2012 PDF

Bill would make public employment a zone of secrecy
iLind.net, January 19, 2012 PDF

Op-Ed: Work Together to Reclaim Democracy From Big Money's Influence
Civil Beat, January 17, 2012 PDF


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2011 


Ethics Panel OKs Free Tix to APEC Events — Again
Civil Beat, October 19, 2011 PDF

Sunshine
Political Radar, Star Advertiser, July 20, 2011 PDF

Will Hawaii care enough about deciding its political districts?
Hawaii Independent, June 20, 2011 PDF

Publicly funded elections take hit
Hawaii Tribune Herald, June 19, 2011
(This article is no longer available)

Democracy Issues at the 2011 Legislature
Civil Beat, May 19, 2011 PDF
Op-Ed piece written by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Nikki Love

Commission gives up attempt to shorten notice requirement
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, May 11, 2011 PDF

Panel must assure openness in redrawing voter districts
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, May 1, 2011 PDF

Redistricting panel's rules inhibit public's participation, groups say
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 29, 2011 PDF

Radio: Common Cause national President Bob Edgar on "The Conversation"
Hawaii Public Radio, April 28, 2011 [audio]
(This recording is no longer available)

Radio: Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Nikki Love on "The Conversation"
Hawaii Public Radio, April 14, 2011 [audio]
(This recording is no longer available)

Hawaii Journalism Shield Bill Passes Senate Committee, But Judiciary Wants Review
Hawaii Reporter, April 7, 2011 PDF

Lawmakers Quash Gifts Bill
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 1, 2011 PDF

Table Self-Serving Ethics Bill
Honolulu Star-Advertiser editorial, March 30, 2011 PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Abercrombie bucks trend on judgeships
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 27, 2011 PDF

Chairman's Side Job May Prompt Reform
KITV, March 25, 2011
(This article is no longer available)

Let's Try Instant Runoff Voting
Honolulu Star-Advertiser editorial, March 24, 2011 PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Looser ethics bill for legislators will make influence-peddling easier
Honolulu Star-Advertiser opinion, March 24, 2011 PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Opposition stalls vote on ethics bill
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 23, 2011 PDF

Ethics Bill Changed, Debated Anew
Hawaii Reporter, March 22, 2011 PDF

Panel to hear bill to loosen law on gifts to state workers
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 22, 2011 PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Freebies compromise legislators and those who give them
Honolulu Star-Advertiser op-ed, March 22, 2011 PDF
Op-Ed piece written by Common Cause Hawaii Board Member Barbara Polk

Name in the News: Nikki Love, Common Cause Hawaii
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 18, 2011 PDF

Ethics Commission to oppose bill allowing gifts from charities
Ian Lind blog and radio commentary, March 17, 2011 PDF

Off the News: Get Legislative Updates at Rotunda Roundups
Honolulu Star-Adveritser, March 16, 2011 PDF

Ethics Bill Advances; Hooser Will Seek Ethics Opinion
Hawaii Reporter, March 10, 2011 PDF

Senators fight for the right to freeload
Volcanic Ash, March 8, 2011 PDF

Charitable Entities: HIPA, Red Cross... Labor Unions?
Civil Beat, March 7, 2011 PDF

Strengthen State Ethics Law
Honolulu Star-Advertiser editorial, March 4, 2011 PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Critics tear into proposed ethics bill
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, March 2, 2011 PDF

Touchdown - Rotunda Roundups
Honolulu Weekly, March 2, 2011 PDF

Ethics Bill Allows Gifts to Legislators
Hawaii Reporter, February 28, 2011 PDF

Wild Gift
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Political Radar blog, February 28, 2011 PDF

Common Cause: Legislature Moving Bill to Hide Consumer Complaints from Public
Ian Lind blog, February 25, 2011 PDF

Radio: Common Cause Executive Director Nikki Love on "The Conversation"
Hawaii Public Radio, Feburary 18, 2011 [audio]
(This recording is no longer available)

Mitsunaga Explains $30,000 Abercrombie Donation
Hawaii Reporter, February 17, 2011 PDF

Video: PBS Insights - Redistricting and Reapportionment
PBS Insights, February 17, 2011

Public Access at the Legislature: Equal for All?
Civil Beat, February 9, 2011 PDF
Does not mention Common Cause Hawaii directly, but mentions Common Cause Hawaii’s work/issues

Redesigning Democracy in Hawaii
Civil Beat, January 18, 2011 PDF
Op-Ed piece written by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Nikki Love

Filibuster Reform Could Promote Better Legislation"
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 4, 2011 PDF
Letter to the Editor submitted by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Nikki Love


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2010 


A Guide to Better Government
Honolulu Weekly, December 1, 2010 PDF

Improve Access to Legislature
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, November 26, 2010 PDF

18 Groups Ask Hawaii Legislators to Make Capitol More Open
Associated Press, November 23, 2010 PDF

Capitol Watch: "Dear Legislators - Please Be Transparent"
Civil Beat, November 22, 2010 PDF

Money Talks - But Whose?
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, October 31, 2010 PDF

Outside Interests Muddying Hawaii's Political Waters
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, October 26, 2010 PDF

Stopping the Money Chase
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, September 27, 2010 PDF
Op-Ed piece written by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Nikki Love

Community Groups Blast Lawsuit Challenging Hawaii's Political Donation Law
Associated Press, August 31, 2010 PDF

Djou beats Hanabusa in fundraising
Associated Press / Maui News, July 18, 2010 PDF

New leader rebuilds Common Cause as advocate for better government
Pacific Business News, June 18, 2010 PDF

Majority rules, except in elections
Honolulu Advertiser, May 30, 2010 PDF
Op-Ed piece written by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Nikki Love

Video: PBS Hawaii "Insights" on Elections & Corporate Donations
PBS Hawaii, April 29, 2010

Contractor-linked donations soar in Hawaii gubernatorial campaign
Honolulu Advertiser, March 7, 2010
PDF

Legislators: Stand up and be counted
Honolulu Advertiser, March 5, 2010
PDF
Op-Ed piece co-written by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Nikki Love

Advocates for Hawaii campaign reform see momentum
Pacific Business News, February 26, 2010
PDF

Choose democracy over dollars
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, February 23, 2010
PDF
Op-Ed piece co-written by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Nikki Love

High court changes political landscape for business, labor
Pacific Business News, February 12, 2010

Hawaii group seeks expanded public campaign funds
CNBC / Associated Press, January 25, 2010
(This article is no longer available)

Flawed ruling intensifies push for clean elections
Honolulu Star Bulletin, January 25, 2010
PDF

Ruling unlocks big bucks for elections
Honolulu Star Bulletin, January 22, 2010
PDF


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2009 


It's time to act to protect elections process
Honolulu Advertiser, December 17, 2009
PDF
Op-Ed piece co-written by Common Cause Hawaii Executive Director Nikki Love


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2008 


Common Cause touts election finance bill
Honolulu Advertiser, May 22, 2008
PDF

Government reform group back in isles
Honolulu Star Bulletin, May 22, 2008
PDF

Common Cause reopens Hawaii branch, targets special interests
Honolulu Advertiser, May 21, 2008
PDF

Bill removes $1,000 cap on contributions
Honolulu Star Bulletin, February 6, 2008
PDF


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