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Honolulu’s Next Mayor Will Face Major Obstacles On Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Next Mayor Will Face Major Obstacles On Rail

Most of the top contenders say they would hit the brakes on the $9 billion project if financial hurdles can’t be overcome.

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.

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.

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

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.

Mufi Hannemann: He Was Mayor Once Before. Will That Help Or Hurt With Voters? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mufi Hannemann: He Was Mayor Once Before. Will That Help Or Hurt With Voters?

In the Honolulu mayor’s race, a seasoned politician like Hannemann can tout his successes but also has a long record ripe for scrutiny.