Lieutenant Governor – Q&A With The Candidates

1) HOW WOULD YOU COUNTER THE VIEW OF SOME THAT THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IS A NON-ESSENTIAL POSITION IN STATE GOVERNMENT? LESTER CHANG (Independent) That may have been true in the past, but the lieutenant governor will...

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...

Gregg Takayama

It was a smooth transition from covering politics to becoming a politician for freshman State Representative Gregg Takayama. “Listening and communicating to people is what journalism is all about, and it’s essential for elected officials,”...

Linda Ichiyama

Aloha! I’m Linda Ichiyama and I have represented Moanalua, Salt Lake and Äliamanu in the State House of Representatives since 2010. It is a privilege to serve you and your family in the State...
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Who Will Be Honolulu’s Next Mayor? – Where Do They Stand On The Issues?

Editor’s note: Thirteen candidates are vying to be Honolulu’s next mayor, including the incumbent mayor. Some of the candidates are familiar faces, having run for public office in the past. If any of them...

Brian Taniguchi – Working For Hawai‘i’s Keiki

I have lived my entire life in our district of Mänoa, Makiki, Punchbowl and Papakölea. I attended public schools here and earned my law degree from the University of Hawai‘i’s William S. Richardson School...

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....

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...
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Fighting Two Wars – Gov. David Ige: “Am I Adding To Your Legacy?”

Gov. David Y. Ige Governor of Hawai‘i (2015 to present) Aloha . . . It truly is an honor and a privilege for me to be here today as governor of the state of Hawai‘i. My grandparents, the Issei, immigrated to Hawai‘i from Japan and Okinawa more than a hundred years ago in search of....

Monday bullets

Break out your calendars, the Japanese new wave band, Polysics has announced the dates of its upcoming North American tour. Bad news for drinkers of sake and sho chu. Japanese and Native Hawaiians are two of...

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