The Kupuna Caucus holds regular meetings at the State Capitol to talk about public policies relating to küpuna. (Photo by Kevin Kawamoto)

Column Story – A Good Year for Kupuna

Gov. Ige Signs Important Bills Supporting Küpuna Programs Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai’i Herald By the time the Hawai‘i state Legislature adjourned last month, several important bills that benefit kūpuna — or older adults in Hawai‘i — were passed and sent to Gov. David Ige for his signature. These bills, along with others that....
Artist Holly Young’s statue of the late Patsy Takemoto Mink is draped with lei. (Photos by Kevin Kawamoto)

Community – Patsy T. Mink Monument Evokes Timeless Ideals

Visitors to the Hawai‘i State Library in downtown Honolulu are now greeted by the newly installed monument honoring the late Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color — and the first Asian American woman — to serve in the United States Congress. The Maui-born lawmaker’s decades in public service won her accolades as a....
Governor David Ige getting sworn in for his 2nd term as Hawaii's Governor

Lead Story – David Ige Begins Second Term as Hawaii’s Governor

Gov. David Y. Ige (Photos by Jodie Chiemi Ching) Good morning and aloha. First, I would like to thank the people of Hawai‘i for electing me to another term as your governor. I find myself eager and excited about the prospect of tackling all that is before us. And I look forward to working with....
Councilman Derek Kawakami (left), County Council Chairman Mel Rapozo are in the final weeks of campaigning to succeed termed-out Mayor Bernard Carvalho as chief executive of Kaua‘i County.

Kauai Mayor’s Race – Kauai Set For New Leadership

Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Two Garden Island political heavyweights, County Council Chairman Mel Rapozo and Councilman Derek Kawakami, are in the final weeks of campaigning to succeed termed-out Mayor Bernard Carvalho as chief executive of Kaua‘i County, which also includes the privately owned island of Ni‘ihau. Voters will decide in the Nov.....
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Political Advertorials – Gov. David Ige Seeks Re-election

Dear Voter, As Hawai‘i’s Governor, I have led the state in an open, honest and transparent manner focused on improving the lives of our residents. We have been working hard to improve the quality of public education and to increase access to higher education, build more affordable housing, reduce homelessness, protect our environment and natural....
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Political Advertorials – Kelly Kitashima for Honolulu City Council

My family’s roots run deep in ‘Aiea and Pearl City. I was born in Waipi‘o and was raised in ‘Aiea after living overseas in Japan. I graduated from Kamehameha Schools and attended the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa. I earned my bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Like every....
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Political Advertorials – Vote “No” On “Con Am” Ballot Measure

In this year’s General Election, voters will be asked to decide on a proposed constitutional amendment (Con Am) that would give the Legislature the authority to create one of the largest tax increases in Hawai‘i’s history. The ballot question reads: “Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment....
The late U.S. Rep. Patsy T. Mink (left) and (right) U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono. “The actions of the congresswomen in 1991 and the fierce advocacy of Senator Hirono attest to the transformative significance of electing women who are willing to speak up on behalf of women,” said Mink’s daughter, Wendy.

Politics – History Repeats Itself on Capitol Hill

Richard Borreca Special to the Hawai‘i Herald When a national controversy flared first with the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991, and then 27 years later with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the nation’s highest court, Hawai‘i played a role in both debates. In 1991, although she was in the House of....
Incumbent Gov. David Ige with supporters former Gov. John Waihee (left) and Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim. (Photo courtesy Ige for Governor campaign)video

Lead Story – The Race for Governor

DAVID IGE: WALKING THE TALK Karleen Chinen The “Year of the Dog” began happily for Gov. David Ige. With three years under his belt as Hawai‘i’s chief executive, he was looking forward to launching his campaign for a second term. But his glee quickly turned into a nightmare on the morning of Jan. 13, when....

Lead Story – The Race for Governor

On Aug. 11, Hawai‘i voters will decide who will advance to the general election in both the Democratic and Republican primaries for governor. On the Republican side, polls show state Rep. Andria Tupola leading former state senator John Carroll and former Marine and Hawai‘i Department of Education administrator Ray L’Heureux. But the race being watched....

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