Four years ago this month, Alan Arakawa was in a tough spot. He had been Maui County’s mayor once before, but that was all in the past. Since Charmaine Tavares had defeated his 2006 reelection bid, he’d been out of power, and out of the news. But Tavares had grown seriously unpopular during her term, and by the beginning of 2010, had about $89,000 in her campaign coffers and … [Read more...] about Who Will Step Forward And Run Against Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa?
ILWU Local 142
Looks like Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, who I guess is technically still a Republican even though the local elections are non-partisan–has racked up another labor endorsement. Last year, it was Willie Kennison of ILWU Local 142 who posed for a grip-n-grin shot with Arakawa (click here for my story on that endorsement). This year, it's William "Willy" Greig of Operating Engineers … [Read more...] about Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa Wins Another Labor Union Endorsement
Time to vote, folks! Hard to believe that Saturday–THIS SATURDAY–is the Hawaii state Primary Election. Finally, after months of political ads clogging our radio and television airwaves, we get to find out who wins the big popularity contest we call Democracy. Well, half-wins–this is just a Primary, so we'll meet back here in November and finally settle (well, at least for two … [Read more...] about Hot Maui Primary Election Action!