Hawaii: The State That Doesn't Vote

Why does our 50th state rank 50th in voter turnout? CNN's John Sutter journeyed to the Aloha State to find out. Eight days, seven flights -- and one luau later, he has some surprising answers. And a challenge to "Change the List."

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    James Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, may have been the one to make the video of Mitt Romney's damning remarks about the "47 percent" in the run-up to the presidential election last year go mainstream, but the man who actually shot the video has remained a mystery, until now. More
  • Romney breaks post-election silence with Fox News
    For the first time since losing the White House to President Obama, Mitt Romney sat down for a TV interview that airs on Sunday. "We were on a roller coaster, exciting and thrilling, ups and downs," Romney told Fox News, in an excerpt released Thursday night. More
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    Problems in the election system extend beyond isolated voting issues in a few locations, according to a study from the Pew Charitable Trusts. More
  • Electoral College count affirms Obama's win
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  • Hawaii State FCU announces financial education offerings
    "We remain dedicated to providing essential resources for Hawaii residents to achieve lasting financial success,” Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU, said in a statement.
    09/27/2023 - 11:01 am | View Link
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    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a series of gun control measures into law Tuesday, impacting where Californians can legally carry weapons and levying the nation’s first state tax ...
    09/27/2023 - 7:14 am | View Link
  • Leaky ceilings at State Capitol lead to $30M in repairs
    There is staining along the walls and ceilings from leaks over the years and mildew from the moisture. About $37 million has been allocated for repairs.
    09/27/2023 - 5:14 am | View Link
  • State public housing director says old solutions won't fix housing crisis
    After years of leaky ceilings at the state capital, repairs are finally underway on the 54-year-old building. The state Department of Education on Tuesday announced a new timeline for reopening ...
    09/27/2023 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • Denby Fawcett: The State Art Museum Gets Rebranded As Capitol Modern
    Bernard Uy of the rebranding team from Wall-to-Wall Studios said the museum will always be the Hawaii State Art Museum. It just has a new nickname “Captiol Modern” to replace its old acronym HiSAM.
    09/26/2023 - 7:04 am | View Link
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