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,”...

U.S. Congress – District 1 – Q&A With The Candidates

1) UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE UNITED STATES SEND GROUND TROOPS INTO IRAQ? CHARLES DJOU (Republican) Having served in combat and seen war as a soldier on the ground, I understand the most serious act of...

Colleen Hanabusa For U.S. Congress

Throughout her career, Colleen Hanabusa has proven to be an effective common-sense leader who has delivered for the people of Hawai‘i. Colleen was born in Honolulu and raised on O‘ahu’s Wai‘anae Coast, where her parents,...
Headshots of Senate District 12 Candidates, Sen. Brickwood Galuteria and Sharon Moriwaki

Politics – Senate District 12, A Race to Watch

Kaka‘ako Development is the Hot-Button Issue for Democrats Brickwood Galuteria and Sharon Moriwaki Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Touching old-time McCully and Mö‘ili‘ili, the golden sands of Waikïkï and the tense mix of Honolulu’s housing wealth and poverty — Kaka‘ako, the state Senate’s 12th District is a touchstone of the old Hawai‘i moving....
Headshots of Lieutenant Governor Candidates, Jill Tokuda and Kim Coco Iwamoto

Primary Election 2018 – The Race for Hawaii’s Number Two

Five Lieutenant Governor Candidates Share Their Views Karleen Chinen This year’s race for lieutenant governor has attracted a crowded field of 11 candidates: five Democrats, three Republicans, two nonpartisans and one Green Party member — all vying to be second in command of the state and the acting governor when the governor is out of....

Sad news for baseball fans . . .

Harry Kalas, longtime voice of the Philadelphia Phillies and former broadcaster of Hawaii Islander baseball games, passed away yesterday. Iraq-bound soldiers sit down with 442nd veterans. Gerald F. Seib of the Wall Street Journal examines the...

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...

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...
Ellen Fukumoto with his parents, Grace and Tadashi Fukumoto

Political Advertorial – Elton Fukumoto

Democratic Candidate for State House of Representatives District 23 – Mänoa, Punahou, University, Mö‘ili‘ili My name is Elton Fukumoto and I am running for the State House of Representatives, District 23. If Isaac Choy was your representative, you live in District 23. I’m running because: 1) I’ll be an effective legislator, and 2) I have....
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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