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New Super PACs Pour Money Into Honolulu Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Super PACs Pour Money Into Honolulu Races

The independent expenditure committees are taking out ads for mayoral and council candidates as voters cast their mail-in ballots.

Race For Open Leeward Council Seat Focuses On Cost Of Living, City Services John Pritchett/Civil Beat

Race For Open Leeward Council Seat Focuses On Cost Of Living, City Services

Former state Rep. Andria Tupola has a huge financial advantage over a trio of first-time council candidates running to disrupt politics-as-usual in District 1.

Longtime Activist Walter Ritte Challenges Rep. Lynn DeCoite For House Seat

Longtime Activist Walter Ritte Challenges Rep. Lynn DeCoite For House Seat

Ritte warns tourism must be controlled, while DeCoite sees a need for jobs.

Is Hawaii Ready To Vote By Mail? Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Is Hawaii Ready To Vote By Mail?

As ballots go out, concerns linger over the potential for disenfranchisement but officials say they have adopted lessons from other states and will learn from the primary election.

Chad Blair: There’s A High Bar For Legislative Candidates Without A Party Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: There’s A High Bar For Legislative Candidates Without A Party

Successful nonpartisans must get 10% of the total votes to move from the primary to the general election.

Kauai County Council Candidates Differ On How To Reopen For Tourism Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Kauai County Council Candidates Differ On How To Reopen For Tourism

Only one candidate said the state should welcome tourists immediately without requiring some kind of testing or quarantine.

Incumbents Lead A Crowded Kauai Council Race Shaped By COVID-19 Screenshot

Incumbents Lead A Crowded Kauai Council Race Shaped By COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has restricted campaigning and made the economic crisis the dominant issue.

This New PAC Is Attacking Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This New PAC Is Attacking Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya

The PAC has not reported where it’s getting its money. The next state report isn’t due until just before the primary.

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Colleen Hanabusa

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Colleen Hanabusa

In an hourlong conversation, the candidate fields questions from Civil Beat and Hawaii News Now on leadership, trust, tourism and the economy.