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Key Players

These are the people you’ll be hearing more about as the trial moves forward. We’ll be adding new players as they appear in the trial narrative, so check back for frequent updates.

Extras

Even more ways to engage with Hawaii’s biggest corruption trial.

Letters: Waianae Isn’t Only Homeless Camp That Needs Our Help Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: Waianae Isn’t Only Homeless Camp That Needs Our Help

A reader complains of state officials favoring Waianae’s homeless over other deserving neighborhoods.

Text Of Gov. Ige’s State Of The State Address Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Text Of Gov. Ige’s State Of The State Address

The Hawaii Legislature met in a joint session to hear the governor’s annual speech, the third during David Ige’s first gubernatorial term.

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Shane Sinenci

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council — Shane Sinenci

“County government needs to support the state’s affordable housing initiatives and fast-track those projects that will put families in homes.”

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 1 — Kaialiʻi Kahele

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 1 — Kaialiʻi Kahele

“Hawaii Island has the highest unemployment rate in the state at almost 5.0 percent … I am committed to growing my island’s economy.”

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council — Gary Hooser

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council — Gary Hooser

"The infrastructure in many/most areas of Kauai is maxed out, especially the main state highway between Kapaa and Lihue."
Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council — Mason Chock Mason Chock

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council — Mason Chock

"Allowing an increase in density where projected growth is expected and has been planned is an important feature to control sprawl."
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: 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: 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."
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."