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John Pritchett: Going The Wrong Way John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

John Pritchett: Going The Wrong Way

State epidemiologist Sarah Park and Health Director Bruce Anderson have been increasingly criticized for their leadership of the state's coronavirus effort. Our cartoonist thinks they've been taking the state in the wrong direction.
John Pritchett: What’s A Poor Governor To Do? John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

John Pritchett: What’s A Poor Governor To Do?

Gov. David Ige is being pulled in different directions as he tries to lead Hawaii through the coronavirus crisis but many, including our cartoonist, wish he appeared more capable of handling the situation.
John Pritchett: Political Backfire John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

John Pritchett: Political Backfire

Mayoral candidate Keith Amemiya who paid more than $50,000 to be on the cover of MidWeek may have caused himself some political damage when voters read the fine print at the end and found out the glowing cover story was really a paid campaign ad.
Pritchett: Excess Baggage John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

Pritchett: Excess Baggage

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has made no secret he intends to run for governor in 2022. Cartoonist John Pritchett thinks he's got a lot to be accountable for since he's been mayor.
John Pritchett: Easy Riders John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

John Pritchett: Easy Riders

Hawaii Congressman Ed Case and congressional newcomer Kai Kahele appear to have a smooth cruise to Washington, D.C., this year. Though both have numerous challengers, none of the contenders have serious support from voters or campaign donors, a sad commentary on the democratic process.
John Pritchett: The Ballot Box In 2020 John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

John Pritchett: The Ballot Box In 2020

Hawaii is moving to a vote-by-mail system for the first time this year. Ballots are expected to go out to voters on July 20. They need to be back to the elections office by Aug. 8.
John Pritchett: Underwater In More Ways Than One John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

John Pritchett: Underwater In More Ways Than One

Mayoral candidate Mufi Hannemann recently said that the Honolulu rail project would cost $1 billion to tear down leaving little choice but to move ahead. Here's what this commentator thinks of that.
John Pritchett: Slow Mo John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

John Pritchett: Slow Mo

Hawaii has received billions of dollars in federal stimulus money to help the state stay afloat during the pandemic. But it's been slow going when it comes to getting it to the people who need it.
John Pritchett: Police Protection? John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

John Pritchett: Police Protection?

The police union's endorsement of Rick Blangiardi for Honolulu mayor makes some wonder whether the relationship might be a little too close for comfort at a time HPD is pushing back against more oversight.
John Pritchett: Here We Go Again John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2020

John Pritchett: Here We Go Again

Political cartoonist John Pritchett returns to Civil Beat just in time for the 2020 campaign season. He's been around long enough to have seen these guys before.