At a time of upheaval on the Big Island, two Democrats and two Republicans talked about how to build a better future.
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has gathered the majority of big labor endorsements, but incumbent Gov. David Ige has the support of teachers.
A televised debate between the leading Democratic candidates for governor offered familiar rhetoric mixed with lively jabs over fresh topics.
There are differences in how they would deal with high public records fees and requiring public commission members to disclose conflicts.
Colleen Hanabusa and David Ige have played varying roles in moving the project forward, while Clayton Hee wants to curtail construction.
On the event’s second and final day, delegates replace chairman Tim Vandeveer with Kealii Lopez.
Facing an uphill battle for re-election, the governor repeatedly stated, “We can be proud as Democrats,” as two-day event began.