August 2022

August 13, 2022

Honolulu City Council: Menor And Okimoto Are In A Tight Race For District 8

But with the majority of votes counted, it appears the candidates in all three City Council races will face runoffs.

Hawaii County Council: Big Island Voters Choose New Faces

Former Rep. Cindy Evans was winning by a wide margin in the District 9 race, and Jennifer Kagiwada was in a tight race with Matthias Kusch for District 2.

Maui County: Voters Narrow Down Crowded Field For Mayor, Council

Mayor Michael Victorino is on track to face former Judge Richard Bissen in the November general election.

OHA: Akaka Leads In Oahu Race While Candidates Vie To Be New At-Large Trustee

Six of the 11 candidates for three at-large seats will advance to the general election. One of the trustees gave up his seat to run in the Oahu vote.

Kauai County: Voters Favor Incumbents In Mayor, Council Races

Mayor Derek Kawakami held a commanding lead as voters also narrowed down the council race to the top 14 candidates.

Hawaii Legislature: House Speaker In Close Race For Seat

Dozens of House and Senate seats were on the primary ballot Saturday.

Congress: Tokuda, Schatz And Case Prevail In Democratic Primary

Former state lawmaker Jill Tokuda survived a barrage of negative attack ads paid for by mainland super PACs to gain a commanding lead over Patrick Branco.

Hawaii Governor: Lt. Gov. Josh Green Wins Big In Democratic Primary

Green will face Republican former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona in the November general election.

Hawaii Lt. Gov.: Sylvia Luke Winning Democratic Primary

The powerful state lawmaker could soon be the state’s second-in-command.

August 12, 2022

Turo Forms New PAC For Candidate Donations In Hawaii

The peer-to-peer rideshare company recently donated to candidates like Lt. Gov. Josh Green, Speaker Scott Saiki, and Senate President Ron Kouchi.

‘A Vote That Counted’: Case Heads Back To Hawaii After Climate Bill Passes Congress

The Inflation Reduction Act is considered the single largest investment in green energy and other initiatives aimed at reducing planet-warming carbon emissions in U.S. history.

With New Lawsuit, Advocates Prod Feds To Protect Hawaii Endangered Species

The legal action applies to 49 species that were listed for federal protection in 2016.

Honolulu’s Urban Core May See More Affordable Housing For Older Adults

A proposal for a new 17-story building with affordable rental units for older adults met no opposition from the Downtown-Chinatown neighborhood board.

What Are We Waiting For? Our Islands Are In Peril

Let’s wisely use Hawaii’s island’s resources — geothermal and the stars above Mauna Kea.

Catherine Toth Fox: Who Needs An Office When You Can Work From Home?

Many local employers are creatively adjusting to the fact that some employees never want to come back to the office.

Eric Stinton: Resisting The Cynicism Of Another Election

Somehow, all the things we must do slowly transform into all the things we can’t do, which of course is the dishonest way of saying all the things we won’t do.

Rise Of Extremism Forces Military To Clamp Down On Racist Speech

Tweets, retweets and likes on social media are all on the list of things for which military officials are punishing service members, for fostering hate online.

West Oahu Charter School Finances Expansion Through Municipal Bonds

One of Hawaii’s newest charter schools turns to an untraditional source of funding to finance its expansion.

August 11, 2022

Marine Corps Pledges To Improve Stormwater Management In Kaneohe

The agreement will help protect the island’s waters from harmful runoff, the EPA said.

Better Access To Public Records Among Proposals From GOP Candidates For Governor

Transparency and government ethics has taken center stage in many races following high profile corruption cases in Hawaii, including the Republican gubernatorial primary.