July 2018

July 22, 2018

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 7 — Rebecca Villegas

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 7 — Rebecca Villegas

“Our waste water treatment plant is at a tipping point and must be updated. We also need to find an executable solution for the issues created by cesspools that are leaching toxins into the ocean and water table.”

Candidate Q&A: Governor — Jim Brewer

Candidate Q&A: Governor — Jim Brewer

“Canadian Medicare costs half what we pay for health care, gives all medically necessary care, and Canadians never see a bill. Hawaii can make a health system like that.”

Tom Yamachika: Who Can We Beat Up With Property Tax? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Who Can We Beat Up With Property Tax?

Honolulu’s Residential A classification targets properties over a certain dollar value that are not registered for a home exemption.

July 20, 2018

Candidates For Governor Hone Their Messages At Hilo Forum Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Candidates For Governor Hone Their Messages At Hilo Forum

At a time of upheaval on the Big Island, two Democrats and two Republicans talked about how to build a better future.

Suspect In Cop-Killing Dies In Shootout; Two Other People Wounded AP

Suspect In Cop-Killing Dies In Shootout; Two Other People Wounded

UPDATED: Justin Waiki had been the subject of a manhunt since a Big Island police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop.

Candidate Q&A: State House District 37 — Mary Smart

Candidate Q&A: State House District 37 — Mary Smart

“It is time to prioritize and resolve the most serious issues before addressing the nice-to-have projects that are easier, less controversial and therefore less likely to impede a re-election bid.”

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council – Felicia Cowden

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council – Felicia Cowden

“We cannot control what is happening in the world, but we can focus on becoming more self-reliant. We have willfully chosen to prioritize outside investment at the expense of our local vitality.”

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 24 — Jarrett Keohokalole

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 24 — Jarrett Keohokalole

“We need to build more housing in town to take pressure off of the windward side. The urban core is best situated to accommodate higher density development.”

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 1 — Raymond Vinole

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 1 — Raymond Vinole

“Overturning abortion is my No. 1 initiative, which I will continue to do no matter what comes about during this election. And I will get abortion overturned in Hawaii.”

Two Arrested, But Suspected Shooter Still Sought In Cop Killing AP

Two Arrested, But Suspected Shooter Still Sought In Cop Killing

“We hope to get him today,” a police spokesman says of Justin Waiki after two of his associates were apprehended Thursday.

Schatz Introduces Bill To Shore Up Local Emergency Alert Systems Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Schatz Introduces Bill To Shore Up Local Emergency Alert Systems

The bill would require alerts to run repeatedly on TV and radio, and potentially also run on streaming services such as Netflix.

Big Island: Last Time Hawaii Had Lava Refugees, It Built A Ghost Town Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Last Time Hawaii Had Lava Refugees, It Built A Ghost Town

After Kalapana was devastated in the 1980s, the state laid out a new subdivision complete with utilities. But only now are a few people moving in.

This Democratic Party Email Promoting Hanabusa Is Raising Eyebrows

This Democratic Party Email Promoting Hanabusa Is Raising Eyebrows

The party says it really didn’t mean to promote the gubernatorial candidate over her Democratic rivals, including Gov. David Ige.

Letters: What Does Caldwell Know About Taxis? Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: What Does Caldwell Know About Taxis?

City ride-sharing legislation is ill informed, cab company representatives write to say.

Campaign Corner: Ige Has Right Clean Energy Vision Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Corner: Ige Has Right Clean Energy Vision

The governor supports what’s best for the people of Hawaii, not Bishop Street power brokers.

July 19, 2018

L’Heureux Makes His Case As Series Of Candidate Events Kicks Off Bianca Smallwood/Civil Beat

L’Heureux Makes His Case As Series Of Candidate Events Kicks Off

Education and a diversified economy are top priorities for the ex-Marine who is seeking the GOP nomination for governor.

Candidate Q&A: State House District 22 — Tom Brower

Candidate Q&A: State House District 22 — Tom Brower

“Since 2010, I have been advocating … for government designated areas for the homeless to camp, as a temporary, cost-effective solution until long-term alternatives (like more affordable housing) are implemented.”

Candidate Q&A: State House District 30 — Romy Cachola

Candidate Q&A: State House District 30 — Romy Cachola

“I would like to look into establishing a state program that would potentially forgive part or all of a primary care provider’s educational debt in exchange for practicing here in the state, especially in our rural areas, where the need is greatest.”

Candidate Q&A: State House District 10 – Jen Mather Richard Mather Aisles in Paradis

Candidate Q&A: State House District 10 – Jen Mather

“Hawaii is seemingly so progressive and yet it lacks direct democratic referendums or initiatives.
I wholly support citizens actively taking part in policymaking.”

Candidate Q&A: Lieutenant Governor — Marissa Kerns

Candidate Q&A: Lieutenant Governor — Marissa Kerns

“Cut taxes first, help the business community first. The Hawaii small business is the engine of the Hawaii economy, let them keep their money so they can hire more people, including the homeless.”

Rep. Sylvia Luke: Move Rail Inland To Avoid Sea-Level Rise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rep. Sylvia Luke: Move Rail Inland To Avoid Sea-Level Rise

Mayor Kirk Caldwell called the idea a “red herring” that would kill the project.

Candidate Q&A: State House District 12 — Tiare Lawrence

Candidate Q&A: State House District 12 — Tiare Lawrence

“For too long we have had legislators who are not upholding their duty to the Democratic platform. I believe the party should take measures to remove them from the party.”

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At Large — Brendon Kalei’aina Lee

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At Large — Brendon Kalei’aina Lee

“Given that OHA’s strategic plan expires this year, this election is that much more critical.”

Can An Algae Supplement Turn Around A Struggling Hawaii Startup? Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Can An Algae Supplement Turn Around A Struggling Hawaii Startup?

Cardax, after burning through nearly $58 million, is finally making money and trying to expand sales on the mainland.