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Sam King has the most cash on hand in the Oahu race, while Rowena Akana has the most in the at-large contest.
With no state funding for most adult dental care, thousands of people go to emergency rooms seeking relief from cavities and other problems.
Local 5 also says that the company has promised to install panic buttons in response to sexual harassment concerns.
An investigation found hundreds of violations of accessibility standards in Hawaii Public Housing Authority complexes.
Every year there’s a small chance a flood will engulf Waikiki, destroying buildings and throwing Hawaii’s tourist mecca into mayhem.
None of the three incumbents — Lei Ahu Isa, Rowena Akana and John Waihee IV — reported spending any money this year and two are in debt.
In the race for money, Esther Kia‘aina and Sam Wilder King II are winning.
Created out of the idealism of the 1970s Hawaiian Renaissance, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has been bogged down by scandal and infighting.
Peter Apo is leaving the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board, setting up a seven-way race to replace him.
UPDATED: In the middle of a state ethics investigation and other public criticism, Rowena Akana has filed a new lawsuit.
A state audit said Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees used their $22,200 per year personal allowances for questionable purposes.
Hawaii has record visitor spending but many hotel employees still can’t afford to buy homes.