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John Pritchett: The Ballot Box In 2020 John Pritchett/Civil Beat

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.

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Kym Pine

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Kym Pine

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

Big Island Mayor’s Race Could Hinge On Winning The Leeward Vote Getty Images/iStockphoto

Big Island Mayor’s Race Could Hinge On Winning The Leeward Vote

More than a dozen candidates are vying to unseat Mayor Harry Kim and lead the county through the economic crisis.

Incumbents Maintain Money Advantage In Hawaii Legislative Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Incumbents Maintain Money Advantage In Hawaii Legislative Races

Several seats have opened up though as some lawmakers decide to seek other elected posts or leave public office.

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya

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

Keith Amemiya: Political Outsider Or Establishment Insider? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Keith Amemiya: Political Outsider Or Establishment Insider?

Despite deep political ties to numerous state and local officials, Keith Amemiya says he has the fresh perspective that Honolulu needs in the mayor’s office.  

Rick Blangiardi: This Former TV Exec Wants To Be CEO Of Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rick Blangiardi: This Former TV Exec Wants To Be CEO Of Honolulu

Rick Blangiardi regularly used his platform on Hawaii News Now to criticize from the sidelines. Now he admits he doesn’t have all the answers either.

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Rick Blangiardi

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Rick Blangiardi

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

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Mufi Hannemann Civil Beat, Hawaii News Now/2020

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Mufi Hannemann

In an hourlong conversation, the candidate fields questions from Civil Beat and Hawaii News Now on leadership, property taxes, tourism and the economic crisis due to COVID-19.