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Hawaii Links for Wednesday, July 7

Hirono files for re-election, Akaka and Inouye go to the State Capitol, and the five top candidates for Honolulu mayor debate.
Land Use: A Right or a Privilege?

Land Use: A Right or a Privilege?

Proponents of small government gathered Tuesday to discuss the failings of the state's land use policy. A UH law professor, a retired planning professor and a Cato Institute fellow argued that the state has too many rules, which drive up costs and make development too difficult.

Hawaii GOP Runs Radio Ads to Recruit Candidates

"Have you ever thought about running for public office? Aloha, I'm Jonah Kaauwai, chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party..."
UPDATE: With Passing of Sen. Robert Byrd, Hawaii’s Dan Inouye Becomes Senate President Pro-Tem

UPDATE: With Passing of Sen. Robert Byrd, Hawaii’s Dan Inouye Becomes Senate President Pro-Tem

Already the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history, Inouye — a medal of Honor winner who was first elected in 1962 — now is also third in line for the presidency after Biden, Pelosi. Inouye is running for re-election in November, for his ninth term.

Hawaii Links for Wednesday, June 23

Top of mind: Dela Cruz and rail, Abercrombie and fundraising problems, and the search for a new state ethics boss.

Hawaii Links for Tuesday, June 22

Top of mind: summit on homelessness, the Schatz campaign and a busy Senate.

Hawaii Links For Friday, June 18

Top of mind: the latest on who's running for office, the first mayoral debate and another gay-pride parade in Waikiki

Hawaii Links for Tuesday, June 15

Members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation are in the public eye this week: Rep. Mazie Hirono will file…
Case Withdraws: Money Makes The World Go Round

Case Withdraws: Money Makes The World Go Round

The word money never came up when Ed Case dropped his bombshell that he was dropping out of the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District. But money is what it takes to win, and to understand his decision, it can't be ignored that he was the race's financial loser.
Case Closed: What Ed’s Bombshell Means For Democrats

Case Closed: What Ed’s Bombshell Means For Democrats

By dropping out of the race for Congress, Ed Case wins Democrats' admiration, brings his party together and stays alive to run another day.