Stories pertaining to the state of our system of government, by which the citizens exercise power through elected representatives from among themselves to form a governing body. Democracy consists of four key elements: A political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair elections; the active participation of the people, as citizens, in politics and civic life; protection of the human rights of all citizens, and; a rule of law, in which the laws and procedures apply equally to all citizens. The collection focuses on the inner workings of American democracy and its effects on the citizens who are governed by it.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes a House call to Honolulu
  • Verbatim

AOC stumps for Ing, aiming to stoke a progressive wave Read More »

Will Caron
“Vote By Mail” pilot bill heads to final floor vote
  • News Report

The bill falls short of what advocates originally hoped for, but they're celebrating a step forward nonetheless and asking Governor Ige to sign it. Read More »

Constitutional convention rejected
  • Announcement
Ikaika M Hussey