Governor

1) AS GOVERNOR, WHAT WILL BE YOUR TOP FIVE PRIORITIES UPON TAKING OFFICE? JAMES “DUKE” AIONA (Republican) Hawai‘i will be facing some significant challenges in the next four years and, as such, the governor of this...

Congressional District 1

1) DO YOU AGREE WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STRATEGY FOR COMBATTING ISIL (OR ISIS, OR ISLAMIC STATE) MILITANTS? PLEASE EXPLAIN YOUR POSITION. CHARLES DJOU (Republican) Yes. The radical Islamic State is a threat to the American people....
Black Swan by Marko Knuutila

Hawai‘i’s Black Swan Event

By: Tom Coffman | Commentary | Special to The Hawai‘i Herald | In 2007, a writer named N.N. Taleb published a book called “The Black Swan Event.”

U.S. Senate

1) UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE UNITED STATES SEND GROUND TROOPS INTO IRAQ AND SYRIA AS COMBATANTS IN THE CURRENT CONFLICT WITH ISIL (ISIS, OR THE ISLAMIC STATE)? CAM CAVASSO (Republican) When an enemy declares war...

David Ige

Democratic State Senator David Ige has earned a reputation as a fiscally responsible legislator with strong business experience. Appointed in 1985 by then-Governor George Ariyoshi to fill a vacancy in the House of Representatives,...

Carol Fukunaga

This year’s election is a time to reflect on and to honor the sacrifices that our parents and families made during World War II to defend democracy — and to ensure that the lessons...

Mark Takai

Aloha! It has been my honor and privilege to have served ‘Aiea and Pearl City in the State Legislature for the past 20 years. But I’m also a proud husband and a proud father....

Mark Jun Hashem

Aloha! My name is Mark Jun Hashem. I have served as the State Representative for House District 18, Kähala to Hawai’i Kai, for the past four years. I was raised in Hawai’i and attended public schools...

Charles Djou

After nearly 60 years of one-party rule in Hawai‘i, today we have the highest cost of living in the nation, most families have to work two jobs to make ends meet and homelessness is...

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