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Politics – Hope Springs Eternal for Hawaii’s GOP

Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Retired Air Force Col. Shirlene Dela Cruz Ostrov is defining either optimism or insanity as she takes over as head of the Hawaii Republican Party. Hawai‘i is routinely described as a one-party state, as elected Republicans have dropped to just five in the 51-member state Legislature. The list....
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Political Advertorials – Sharon Moriwaki “A Voice for US at the State Capitol”

Democratic Candidate for State Senate District 12 — Waikïkï, Ala Moana, Kaka‘ako, Sheridan, McCully, Mö‘ili‘ili My name is Sharon Moriwaki. I was born into a Sheridan-area home and have been a Kaka‘ako resident for the last decade. I’ve seen how much unchecked luxury tower construction has changed our neighborhood. Offshore investors came first, residents were wrongly....
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....
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Political Advertorial – David Ige, Seeking Re-election for Governor

Hawai‘i’s first generation from Japan and Okinawa, my grandparents, had a saying: Kodomo no tame ni. All that they suffered and endured they did willingly for the sake of their children and the future. This sentiment is what drives me to make Hawai‘i better as we set the course for a brighter future for ourselves....
Democratic Candidate, Dale Kobayashi, alongside a busy road waving with a red lei and Aloha Shirt

Political Advertorial – Dale Kobayashi

Democratic Candidate for State House of Representatives District 23 – Mänoa, Punahou, University, Mö‘ili‘ili First of all, I’d like to express my gratitude for this opportunity to state our views and provide your readership information to make an informed choice in the upcoming election. I spent my career in the global bond markets. My work....
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.....
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....
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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....
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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 – 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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