Five of nine incumbent council members are leaving due to term limits.
The state labor department says it can’t just ramp up staffing overnight, but applicants are growing more desperate.
District 9 includes Kapolei, where local leaders have long tried to create a “second city” alternative to Honolulu.
UPDATED. All warnings have been canceled for the Main Hawaiian Islands as the Category 1 storm moves west of Kauai.
UPDATED: The bids won’t be publicly released until the contract is awarded by unidentified officials. That’s expected to take at least another month.
Voters in District 5 will choose from a recent community activist, a seasoned political veteran or a longtime legislative staffer.
Most of the top contenders say they would hit the brakes on the $9 billion project if financial hurdles can’t be overcome.
An order to list two plastic-plagued beaches as “impaired” could prompt similar action and cleanups at other Hawaii locales.
While most subs are now set to receive payments, the DOE has listed hundreds of others as having denied work they may not have been offered.