Given the strong mobilization of voters for the GMO Initiative, you’d expect more of an impact on the rest of the couple dozen local races on the ballot. But no. In fact, no Maui County incumbent lost on election night. The pro-GMO Initiative people even put together a slate of candidates–with the exception of incumbent Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran, all of them lost … [Read more...] about Maui GMO Initiative Aside, County Voters Embrace Status Quo
Large business associations like the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce rarely write good comedy, but earlier this month, when the organization promoted its upcoming Sept. 23 Gubernatorial Candidate Forum, it did exactly that. "Save the date!" the organization tweeted on Sept. 2. "Hear from all 3 leading candidates on initiatives to shape HI's biz climate." The "3 leading candidates" … [Read more...] about Of The 4 Men Running For Hawaii Governor, Just Aiona & Ige Have Traction
Does the four-way race to be the next Hawaii Governor have you flummoxed? Are you having trouble placing Democratic candidate David Ige? Or understanding why Independent candidate Mufi Hannemann and Republican James "Duke" Aiona are running again? Or remembering the name of Libertarian candidate Jeff Davis? Well, now you have some help. This Monday night, Hawaii Public … [Read more...] about This Monday, Sept. 22: HPR Hosts Live Hawaii Governor Candidates Forum
If you have no idea how the four-way Hawaii Governor's race is going to shake out, join the crowd. Republican James "Duke" Aiona has run before and lost badly, Democrat David Ige may have smashed incumbent Neil Abercrombie but he's largely unknown to most voters, Independent Mufi Hannemann is probably too well known to the electorate and Libertarian Jeff Davis is, well, a … [Read more...] about This Saturday, Sept. 13: Democratic Candidates David Ige, Shan Tsutsui Will Appear At Grand Opening Of Their New Maui HQ
1. On Aug. 18, The Maui News reported that “nearly 20 people” had applied to be the new Maui Police Chief, though the newspaper said it could only confirm eight names. Which of the following was NOT among those eight the paper said want to be the next Maui Chief? A. Deputy Chief Clayton Tom B. Captain Charles Hirata (retired) C. Lieutenant Bobby Hill (retired) D. Mary Wagner … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Who Wants To Be Maui Police Chief?