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Chad Blair: The Primary That Upset Hawaii’s Mango Cart Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: The Primary That Upset Hawaii’s Mango Cart

A desire for new blood felled or threatened political veterans and fueled the campaigns of hungry newcomers, all under a new system of voting.

US House: Kahele, Case Easily Win Primaries Cory Lum/Civil Beat

US House: Kahele, Case Easily Win Primaries

There was little drama in the races to represent Hawaii in Congress, with Kai Kahele easily staving off challengers and Ed Case running unopposed.

Honolulu Prosecutor: Steve Alm Finishes First, Megan Kau Second Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

Honolulu Prosecutor: Steve Alm Finishes First, Megan Kau Second

Kau edged Jacquie Esser to advance to a runoff with Alm in November.

Hawaii Democrats Select Lobbyist as New Party Chair

Hawaii Democrats Select Lobbyist as New Party Chair

Tyler Dos Santos-Tam succeeds Kate Stanley for a new two-year term.

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Hawaii Voters Don’t Like School, Tourism Reopen Plans

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Hawaii Voters Don’t Like School, Tourism Reopen Plans

Most think travel and other restrictions have worked. Meanwhile, Biden is far more popular than Trump, in part because of their very different views on COVID-19.

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Blangiardi Holds Double-Digit Lead In Honolulu Mayor’s Race Hawaii News Now

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Blangiardi Holds Double-Digit Lead In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

But Hanabusa and Amemiya are tied for second and will likely force a runoff in November.

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Steve Alm Still Ahead In Race For Honolulu Prosecutor Hawaii News Now

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Steve Alm Still Ahead In Race For Honolulu Prosecutor

Megan Kau and Jacquie Esser are neck and neck in qualifying for an expected November runoff.

Hawaii Visitor Arrivals Dropped 98% In June Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Visitor Arrivals Dropped 98% In June

The Hawaii Tourism Authority says COVID-19 “severely impacted” the state’s tourism industry.

Super PAC Spends $188K To Get Kahele To Congress

Super PAC Spends $188K To Get Kahele To Congress

The nonpartisan With Honor Fund has ties to Jeff Bezos of Amazon and other billionaires.