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Party Sues To Stop Bigoted Candidate From Running As Dem

Angela Aulani Kaaihue is running as a Republican in one congressional race and as a Democrat in another. Now Democrats are suing to stop her from claiming she’s one of them.

Takai’s Legacy To Be Honored At 9/11 Fundraiser In NYC

The late congressman played a key role in passing legislation providing benefits for 9/11 first responders. They’ll remember his service next week.

Candidate Q&A: State House District 17 — Karlen Ross

Candidate Q&A: State House District 17 — Karlen Ross

“The main reason the Democratic Party does so well in Hawaii is that its core principles reflect our local values.”

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Prosecutor — Lisa Arin

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Prosecutor — Lisa Arin

“Jail overcrowding cannot be a deterrent from appropriate jail consequences in crimes involving victims.”

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council — Ron Menor

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council — Ron Menor

“I support consideration of all (rail) financing options not requiring increases in the city’s real property taxes.”

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — Anosh Yaqoob

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — Anosh Yaqoob

“It is not clear whether qualifications or connections matter more for employment at the Honolulu City Prosecutor’s Office.”

We Had A Few Basic Questions For Candidates — Some Never Answered

There’s still time for candidates to take advantage of Civil Beat’s offer to tell voters where they stand on important issues.

New Caldwell Spot Attacks Djou For 9/11 Vote

The Honolulu mayor’s race took a negative turn with an appeal to voters’ emotions over the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and first responders.

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — Keith Kaneshiro

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — Keith Kaneshiro

“We have created a unit tasked with investigating and charging the owners of brothels operating as massage parlors or ‘relaxation salons.'”

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Nāpua Greig-Nakasone

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Nāpua Greig-Nakasone

“It is time for the county to engage in negotiations with Alexander & Baldwin to effectuate a transfer of the water transmission lines.”

Bernie Delegate May Get Booted From Party Over Flipping The Bird

Other top Hawaii Democrats are also under fire for backing well-known Republicans.

Djou Rakes In Campaign Cash, Caldwell Spends Heavily

The latest campaign finance filings in the Honolulu mayor’s race were made public Friday.

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:

Two Things The ‘Father Of Biodiversity’ Fears Most: Trump And Nuclear War

Famed conservationist E.O. Wilson says climate change is a threat. But he also worries about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and people with nuclear codes.

Three Fundraisers For Caldwell

They were all within the last week, bringing the grand total to 41 fundraisers since he was elected in 2012.

Djou: No Tax Increase For Honolulu Rail — Yet

The mayoral challenger says he wants to explore other options before considering whether to extend the tax that goes to pay for rail.

Candidate Q&A: House District 8 — Gilbert Rebolledo

Candidate Q&A: House District 8 — Gilbert Rebolledo

“If every eligible voter in Hawaii were to vote, I believe the domination of the Democratic Party would disappear.”

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Stacy Crivello

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Stacy Crivello

“We need to retain and support existing businesses that employ our island residents. Employment opportunities are very limited.”

Hawaii Elections Guide 2016

Civil Beat’s guide to the 2016 federal, state and local elections will help you understand and navigate the voting process.