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OHA Races Offer Stark Choices, But How Many Voters Will Care? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

OHA Races Offer Stark Choices, But How Many Voters Will Care?

Incumbents Robert Lindsey Jr. and Haunani Apoliona are squaring off against a pair of outspoken critics, Mililani Trask and Kelii Akina.

Extend Term Limits For Mayor, Council? No, 8 Years Is Enough Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Extend Term Limits For Mayor, Council? No, 8 Years Is Enough

A charter amendment that would allow the mayor, City Council members and the prosecutor to serve three terms would do voters no favors.
Competitive Races Are The Exceptions In Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Competitive Races Are The Exceptions In Hawaii Legislature

The Capitol won't lose its blue hue, as 25 candidates are unopposed and six Democrats have no Republican challenger.
Caldwell Campaign: We May Have Been Duped With Newspaper Ad

Caldwell Campaign: We May Have Been Duped With Newspaper Ad

A campaign ad in the Star-Advertiser listed "Dennis Francis" -- the name of the paper's publisher -- as one of the mayor's supporters.
Shoo-In Candidates For Congress Raise Nearly $1M, Spend More Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Shoo-In Candidates For Congress Raise Nearly $1M, Spend More

Brian Schatz, Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa are not worried about losing this year, but they are making moves for their future.
Proposal Asks Voters To End Council Earmarks For Nonprofits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposal Asks Voters To End Council Earmarks For Nonprofits

The Honolulu City Council approves millions in extra funding for nonprofits, but the mayor frequently holds back the money.
Do We Need New Agencies For Climate Change And Public Lands?

Do We Need New Agencies For Climate Change And Public Lands?

Proposed Honolulu charter amendments would create two more departments. Supporters cite efficiency, opponents lament bureaucracy.
Denby Fawcett: Hawaii State Senate May Soon Be All Democrats Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii State Senate May Soon Be All Democrats

Hawaii's only Republican senator faces a formidable challenge, and some Democrats are already saying how much they'd miss him.
TV Spots — And One Big Print Ad — Spice Up Mayor’s Race Djou for Mayor

TV Spots — And One Big Print Ad — Spice Up Mayor’s Race

Incumbent Kirk Caldwell lets others do the talking, while challenger Charles Djou appears with his wife — and in uniform.
Amendment Would Help Fund Honolulu Zoo With Property Taxes Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Amendment Would Help Fund Honolulu Zoo With Property Taxes

Voters are asked to dedicate a portion of the tax revenue. The zoo recently lost its accreditation, partially due to the lack of a steady funding.