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  Hawai'i
State Government
  Governor  Neil Abercrombie 1 10 +17.10%
  Lt. Governor  Shan S. Tsutsui 0 12 +100.00%
  Attorney General  David M. Louie 1 11 +100.00%
  HI State House  Democratic Party Control 0 12 +72.55%
  HI State Senate  Democratic Party Control 0 12 +92.00%
President
  President  Barack Obama 2 12 +42.71%
Senate
  Senate Class I  Mazie Hirono 1 12 +25.20%
  Senate Class III  Brian Schatz 0 12 +100.00%
House of Representatives
  HI - District 01  Colleen Hanabusa 2 12 +9.23%
  HI - District 02  Tulsi Gabbard 1 12 +61.09%
County List
 Counties 

Sub-Races
  U.S. House of Representatives  Republican Party Control 0 12 +7.59%

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State DETAILS
Parents > United States  
Website[Link]
Established August 29, 1959
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifiedRP June 09, 2010 10:59am
DescriptionState of Hawai'i
Ua mau ke ea o ka 'aina i ka pono

Facts and Figures [Link]

Hawai'i is a Pacific islands state comprised of eight major islands: Ni'ihau, Kaua'i, O'ahu, Mau'i, Moloka'i, Lana'i, Kaho'olawe and the Big Island of Hawai'i. Its capital is situated on the southern shores of O'ahu in Honolulu, which in Hawai'ian means "sheltered bay."

Hawai'ian history dates back to the 13th century. Its modern era began in the 1800s when Kamehameha the Great unified the islands to become the Kingdom of Hawai'i. In 1893, Queen Lydia Lili'uokalani was overthrown by American businessmen in favor of annexation to the U.S. to protect profits. A republic was declared and ruled by an oligarchy of plantation owners. President McKinley officially annexed the Republic of Hawai'i which ushered in its territorial era. In 1959, Hawai'i won its statehood.

On November 23, 1993, President Clinton enacted Congressional Joint Resolution 19 to become U.S. Public Law 103-150. The law was an official apology on behalf of the United States to Hawai'ians for the illegal overthrow of its monarchy and use of military force to remove its peaceful ruling Queen.

Hawai'i's rich political history was dominated by a strong political machine often likened to Chicago's Daley system and New York's Tammany Hall. Machine Democrats were kept in power by various ethnic minorities which used to work on Hawai'i's plantations, most notably citizens of Japanese, Chinese and Filipino ancestry. As the economy and industries changed, Hawai'i's government was bound for change, too. This led to a call for reforms which resulted in the breakup of the machine in 2002.

Today, Hawai'i prides itself as being the nation's most technologically advanced state, home to the world's most advanced telecommunications system, according to the Office of the Governor. It is one of five states that has 100% digital switching for telecom and is the only state that has more fiber optic cable per mile, per capita.

The major state industries are: coffee, pineapple, beef, tourism and high technology.

Polls are open from 7:00am to 6:00pm Hawaii Time (UTC-10) Hawaii does not observe DST.
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HI CDs 2013-2023

Largest Population Cities  
# City County Population As Of
1 Honolulu Honolulu 374,676 2008-07-01

INFORMATION LINKS
Constitution of the State of Hawai'i  Discuss
Hawai'i Democratic Party  Discuss
Hawai'i Green Party  Discuss
Hawai'i Independence Party  Discuss
Hawai'i Libertarian Party  Discuss
Hawai'i Natural Law Party  Discuss
Hawai'i Reform Party  Discuss
Hawai'i Republican Party  Discuss
Legislative Reference Bureau  Discuss
Office of Elections -State of Hawai'i - Succession to Vacancies  Discuss
State of Hawai'i Department of Defense  Discuss
State of Hawai'i Government  Discuss
State of Hawai'i Office of Elections  Discuss
State of Hawai'i Office of Hawai'ian Affairs  Discuss

PARTY REGISTRATION

DEMOGRAPHIC
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MEDIA
Category Name
Newspaper Honolulu Advertiser 
Newspaper Honolulu Star-Bulletin 
TV News KGMB 
TV News KHNL 
TV News KHON 
TV News KITV 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Jan 01, 1900 12:00pm Jan 01, 1900 11:00pm General Election HI Poll Open and Close Times Set  RP 
Jul 20, 2010 10:00pm Jul 20, 2010 10:00pm Filing Deadline - Primary Election HI Filing Deadline  RP 
Sep 18, 2010 12:00pm Sep 18, 2010 11:00pm Primary Election HI Primary Election  RP 
Mar 13, 2012 09:00pm Mar 13, 2012 09:00pm Presidential Primary HI Republican Presidential Caucus  Picimpalious 

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
The Hawaiian Republic (1894-98)  Purchase Gerald Farinas 
The Hawai'ian Revolution (1893-94)  Purchase Gerald Farinas 
The Betrayal of Liliuokalani: Last Queen of Hawaii  Purchase Gerald Farinas 
John A. Burns: The Man and His Times  Purchase Gerald Farinas 

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 21, 2014 12:00am News Hawaii Law Lets Police Have Sex With Prostitutes  Article RBH 
Mar 14, 2014 04:00pm News Hawaii tries to ban eating cats and dogs  Article ScottĀ³ 
Dec 12, 2013 08:15am News Health director who approved Obama birth certificate dies in plane crash  Article Brandon 
Oct 27, 2013 07:05am News Hawaii lawmakers to hold special session to consider gay marriage  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Sep 09, 2013 06:30pm News Abercrombie calls for special session on same-sex marriage  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 14, 2011 09:00pm News Occupy Wall Street movement hits Hawaii  Article Jason 

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