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As Hawaii's first American century comes to an end, marking grim anniversaries of overthrow and forced annexation by the United States, a groundswell for Native Hawaiian sovereignty continues to

In rather the same way as new movies are now "reviewed" in terms of their first weekend gross, new candidates have become subject to evaluation by the dimensions of their "war chest." This silly,

The newly regilded dome of Trenton's state capitol may be shimmering under the intense summer sun, but if New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman's entourage is sweating bullets these days, it

If there's one thing everyone agrees on about Hawaii writer Lois-Ann Yamanaka, it's that she has a perfect ear for local pidgin dialects, which change cadence and idiom throughout the islands of

Twenty-six years ago, when the world was young, Jerry Brown began his
reign in Sacramento and, even though I wrote some rude things about him
at the time, life was certainly fun.

On January 4, 1999, Jesse Ventura will be sworn in as the new governor of Minnesota amid a media deluge not seen since the state hosted the Super Bowl.

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It is time to call out politicians who use the authority of government to weaken existing unions and to thrwart the right to organize.

February 22, 2014

Fallout from release of emails of convicted aides damages Wisconsin governor’s presidential prospects.

February 19, 2014

West Virginians still have many questions left unanswered.

February 11, 2014

When a winter storm gridlocked Georgia, teachers and school employees proved their worth.

February 5, 2014

Now that a key player in New Jersey’s bridge scandal is challenging the governor's defenses, Christie is in for a long hard ride at home—not a  presidential campaign.

January 31, 2014

Lethal injection drug shortages have lawmakers scrambling for alternative execution methods.

January 30, 2014

Don’t blame weather forecasters. Don’t just blame the weather. The mess in Atlanta owes a lot to wrongheaded politicians like Governor Nathan Deal.

January 30, 2014

The state is moving forward with a secretive overhaul of licensing requirements that place exceptional burdens on women and providers. 

January 27, 2014

After an intense battle over how to use the state’s JPMorgan payout, all of the funds will go to ease troubled homeowners.

January 22, 2014

Sixteen states and 500 communities have demanded an amendment to the US Constitution. Twenty fourteen will be a year of action.

January 21, 2014