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Christina Jedra

Four Years In Prison For Cop Who Forced Man To Lick Urinal Hawaii News Now

Four Years In Prison For Cop Who Forced Man To Lick Urinal

John Rabago admitted he violated a man’s rights and laughed about it.

Colleen Hanabusa: ‘You Don’t Need Someone Who Needs Training Wheels’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Colleen Hanabusa: ‘You Don’t Need Someone Who Needs Training Wheels’

The former congresswoman has two decades of political experience and government service behind her. Now she wants to be Honolulu’s mayor.

Kym Pine: The New Face Of ‘Working Families’ Or Just The Status Quo? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kym Pine: The New Face Of ‘Working Families’ Or Just The Status Quo?

Pine is a former state legislator and two-term City Council member. She’s the only mayoral candidate currently in an elected office.

Keith Amemiya: Political Outsider Or Establishment Insider? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Keith Amemiya: Political Outsider Or Establishment Insider?

Despite deep political ties to numerous state and local officials, Keith Amemiya says he has the fresh perspective that Honolulu needs in the mayor’s office.  

Rick Blangiardi: This Former TV Exec Wants To Be CEO Of Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rick Blangiardi: This Former TV Exec Wants To Be CEO Of Honolulu

Rick Blangiardi regularly used his platform on Hawaii News Now to criticize from the sidelines. Now he admits he doesn’t have all the answers either.

Mufi Hannemann: He Was Mayor Once Before. Will That Help Or Hurt With Voters? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mufi Hannemann: He Was Mayor Once Before. Will That Help Or Hurt With Voters?

In the Honolulu mayor’s race, a seasoned politician like Hannemann can tout his successes but also has a long record ripe for scrutiny.  

Honolulu Sued Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Waianae Man Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Sued Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Waianae Man

The family of the man who died alleges police used excessive and unreasonable force after stopping the suspected shoplifter last year.

How Rick Blangiardi Got Caught Up In A 1980s Bank Fraud Scheme Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Rick Blangiardi Got Caught Up In A 1980s Bank Fraud Scheme

Thirty-five years ago, the federal government sued Rick Blangiardi for his participation in a loan scam. The mayoral candidate says he was duped by criminals.