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Caldwell Up 7 Points Over Djou In Honolulu Mayor’s Race Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Caldwell Up 7 Points Over Djou In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

Trump is far behind Clinton among Oahu voters. That may hurt Republican Djou even though the mayor’s race is nonpartisan.

Pod Squad: What’s Up With The Lack of Mayoral Debates?

Pod Squad: What’s Up With The Lack of Mayoral Debates?

The 2016 elections are coming at a time that political debates are changing, and not for the better.

9/11 Becomes Boiling Point In Honolulu Mayoral Debate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

9/11 Becomes Boiling Point In Honolulu Mayoral Debate

UPDATED: The city faces major contemporary challenges, but Caldwell and Djou battled over the response to the 2001 terror attacks.
Djou To Skip PBS Honolulu Mayoral Debate With Caldwell Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Djou To Skip PBS Honolulu Mayoral Debate With Caldwell

The challenger's campaign said it never confirmed it would participate, but the station said otherwise.
Honolulu Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Nonprofit Group Claims Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Nonprofit Group Claims

UPDATED: Despite a court order and pledges from city officials, admission fee revenue is still used improperly, says Friends of Hanauma Bay.

How Will Honolulu’s Next Mayor Pay To Finish The Rail Project? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Will Honolulu’s Next Mayor Pay To Finish The Rail Project?

UPDATED: Kirk Caldwell, Peter Carlisle and Charles Djou have ideas for completing the rail line but no one is sure where the money will actually come from.
Term Limit Changes For Oahu? Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Term Limit Changes For Oahu?

Voters in the City and County of Honolulu will be asked this fall whether to give mayors and Council members three terms in office rather than two.
Some New Ads In The Mayor’s Race Stretch The Truth Caldwell For Mayor

Some New Ads In The Mayor’s Race Stretch The Truth

UPDATED: Rail continues to dominate the issues though Caldwell's wife tries a personal touch.
How Kirk Caldwell Blew Through $500K In Just 29 Days Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Kirk Caldwell Blew Through $500K In Just 29 Days

The Honolulu mayor spent heavily on advertising and polling last month. Meanwhile, challenger Charles Djou was raising a lot more money.

Djou Holds A 9-Point Lead Over Caldwell In Mayor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Djou Holds A 9-Point Lead Over Caldwell In Mayor’s Race

The challenger has 42 percent support compared to the incumbent's 33 percent. Ex-Mayor Carlisle gets just 9 percent.
Caldwell’s Inaction On Police Reform Draws Political Attacks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell’s Inaction On Police Reform Draws Political Attacks

Charles Djou and Peter Carlisle say the mayor should ask the police chief to step aside during a federal corruption investigation.

Ad Watch: Carlisle Says You Can Trust Him To Build Rail Right Carlisle for Mayor

Ad Watch: Carlisle Says You Can Trust Him To Build Rail Right

The former Honolulu mayor's first TV ad is about delivering on promises — and showcasing a certain Hawaii political legend.

July 2018

Monday, July 2

The Struggle For Power In Honolulu Is Coming To A Head

November 2017

Thursday, November 16

Caldwell Nominates Former TV Executive For Police Commission

August 2017

Monday, August 28

$2.4 Billion Rail Rescue Plan Clears Another Senate Hurdle

May 2017

Monday, May 22

5 Percent Pay Raises Recommended For Mayor And Top Officials

April 2017

Tuesday, April 11

Honolulu Climate Change Office Hasn’t Opened, But It’s Already Shrinking

Wednesday, April 5

House Panel Ponies Up Another $1.2 Billion For Honolulu Rail

February 2017

Tuesday, February 7

Caldwell Appoints Marc Alexander To Lead Honolulu Housing Office

January 2017

Monday, January 23

Lawmakers Demand Answers To Honolulu Rail’s Ballooning Costs

November 2016

Thursday, November 3

VIDEO: 3 Civil Questions For The Mayoral Candidates — Episode 3

Wednesday, November 2

VIDEO: 3 Civil Questions For Caldwell and Djou — Episode 2

October 2016

Friday, October 21

Djou Says Caldwell Lied About Bank Compensation

Thursday, October 20

Honolulu Voters Don’t Love Rail, But They Still Want The Job Done

Wednesday, October 19

Caldwell Up 7 Points Over Djou In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

Monday, October 10

Pod Squad: What’s Up With The Lack of Mayoral Debates?

September 2016

Thursday, September 29

9/11 Becomes Boiling Point In Honolulu Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, September 28

Djou To Skip PBS Honolulu Mayoral Debate With Caldwell

Monday, September 26

Honolulu Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Nonprofit Group Claims

August 2016

Wednesday, August 10

How Will Honolulu’s Next Mayor Pay To Finish The Rail Project?

Tuesday, August 9

Term Limit Changes For Oahu?

Monday, August 8

Some New Ads In The Mayor’s Race Stretch The Truth

Thursday, August 4

How Kirk Caldwell Blew Through $500K In Just 29 Days

Wednesday, August 3

Djou Holds A 9-Point Lead Over Caldwell In Mayor’s Race

Caldwell’s Inaction On Police Reform Draws Political Attacks

Tuesday, August 2

Ad Watch: Carlisle Says You Can Trust Him To Build Rail Right

Monday, August 1

Djou, Caldwell Lob Ethics Charges

July 2016

Tuesday, July 26

As Caldwell And Djou Sharpen Attacks, Carlisle Goes For Laughs

Friday, July 22

Caldwell Ad ‘Fact-Checks’ Djou on Rail, Homelessness

Thursday, July 14

Djou Raises Nearly $260,000 In First Weeks Of Mayoral Campaign

In Honolulu Mayoral Forum, It’s All About The Rail Project

Djou’s First TV Ad Attacks Mayor Caldwell As Untrustworthy

Sunday, July 10

Mayoral Candidates Raising Cash

Thursday, July 7

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Trade Barbs Over Canceled Debate

Wednesday, July 6

Honolulu Mayor’s Six-Figure Compensation From Bank Draws Fire

June 2016

Tuesday, June 28

In Latest Campaign Spot, Caldwell Accentuates The Positive

Monday, June 27

5 Labor Groups Backing Djou

Friday, June 24

One More Fundraiser For Caldwell

Thursday, June 16

Djou Challenges Mayor To Call For Return of Honolulu Ethics Director

Wednesday, June 15

Honolulu Ethics Director Quits Over Direction Commission Is Headed

Djou Gets Some Democratic Support In Campaign For Mayor

Thursday, June 9

Aiona Endorses Djou For Mayor

Tuesday, June 7

Djou Jumps Into Mayor’s Race; Aiona Opts Not To Run At All

May 2016

Wednesday, May 25

No Martin Mayoral Decision Yet

Friday, May 13

Carlisle Wants To Be Mayor Of Honolulu, Again

Thursday, May 12

Adler Named To Ethics Commission

Friday, May 6

Caldwell Gets Ethics Complaints

Peter Savio For Honolulu Mayor?

Wednesday, May 4

Caldwell: ‘I Want To Keep This Job’

April 2016

Wednesday, April 20

Messy Draft Budget: Once Again, City Council, Mayor Don’t See Eye To Eye

Tuesday, April 19

Martin Pulls Papers For Mayoral Bid

Saturday, April 16

Caldwell Opens Campaign Headquarters

March 2016

Wednesday, March 23

Can Caldwell’s Relationship With The City Council Get Any Worse?

Tuesday, March 22

What’s Happened To Mayor’s ‘Bold’ Affordable Housing Plan?

Wednesday, March 16

Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto Of Recycling Subsidy