Loading articles…

Can Heir Apparent Hold Off Challengers In Big Island Senate Race?

Kai Kahele wants to keep his late father’s seat in the Hawaii Senate, but he will have to get past two Democratic primary opponents.

Convention Delegate Doesn’t Regret Flipping The Bird In Philly

Hawaii’s Democratic Party chair apologized for the actions of Sanders supporter Chelsea Lyons Kent. But Kent isn’t apologizing.

Candidate Q&A: House District 8— Richard Abbett

Candidate Q&A: House District 8— Richard Abbett

“Increase … the minimum wage toward a family level. Adults work two jobs, some parents each work and child rearing time suffers.”

Candidate Q&A: House District 30 — Romy Cachola

Candidate Q&A: House District 30 — Romy Cachola

“Provide more funds for public education. Provide more funds to hire qualified teachers. Air condition all needed classrooms.”

As Caldwell And Djou Sharpen Attacks, Carlisle Goes For Laughs

Unlike his opponents, the former mayor of Honolulu doesn’t seem inclined to confront the other candidates.

Candidate Q&A: House District 23 — Isaac Choy

Candidate Q&A: House District 23 — Isaac Choy

“We shouldn’t be increasing tuition costs so administrators and researchers can enjoy extremely lucrative salaries.”

Candidate Q&A: House District 28 — John Mizuno

Candidate Q&A: House District 28 — John Mizuno

“I would continue to champion and support Hawaii’s community caregiver and care home industry.”

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council — Danny Paleka

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council — Danny Paleka

“Ensuring the proper systems of transportation and communication are the most pressing issues for our district.”

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council — Margaret Wille

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council — Margaret Wille

“I seek to maximize an informed public and increase the ways the public can meaningfully participate in county government decision-making.”

Why It’s So Hard To Find A Fresh Voice In Hawaii Politics

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has an easy route to re-election. Oh, there are candidates who’d love to unseat him. They just struggle to get noticed.

Longtime Lawmaker Faces Primary Fight In ‘Forgotten’ District

In Kalihi, veteran legislator John Mizuno is challenged by Ikaika Hussey, publisher of the Hawaii Independent.

Between now and the Aug. 13 primary, we’ll be publishing articles about the candidates and issues, as well as videos about how the voting process works.
 
We’ve also reached out to every candidate to explain in their own words why they should be elected, and their responses are rolling in. Let’s go to the links:

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Don Couch

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Don Couch

“We either start building homes our people can afford, or this crisis is only going to get worse.”

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Kelly King photograph by Marco Garcia

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Kelly King

“We have community plans for Maui, Molokai and Lanai that were created with environmental protection as a shared value.”

Hirono Campaign Has $558K

The U.S. senator hasn’t been raising much campaign cash. But she’s not up for election until 2018.

Voters Have Options, For A Change, In Race For Open Kauai Seat

The Democratic primary pits Nadine Nakamura against Fern Anuenue Rosenstiel.

It’s Your Money: Special Session’s Price Tag At Least $10,000

The Hawaii Legislature met for three days to override the governor’s veto of the Maui hospitals employee bill.

Candidate Q&A: House District 50 — Cynthia Thielen

Candidate Q&A: House District 50 — Cynthia Thielen

“Compliance with Kailua’s hard-fought zoning laws is key to retaining both our residential character and the integrity of our watershed and marine ecosystem.”

Candidate Q&A: House District 11 — Deidre Tegarden

Candidate Q&A: House District 11 — Deidre Tegarden

“Managing growth is essential to South Maui’s future and it will take hard work and collaboration between government, developers and the public.”