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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....
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....

Kim Coco Iwamoto For State Senate

Question: Kim Coco, your father, Robert Noboru Iwamoto Jr., is President of Roberts Hawaii Tours and a well-known businessman. Can you tell us more about your mother? Kim Coco: My mother, Toshiko Asamen, was born...

Friday bullets

Haruki Murakami, former jazz club-owner turned award-winning writer, sits down with the San Francisco Chronicle for a little Q&A. More election talk once again. As the Big Day approaches, Asian Americans across the country are...
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Primary Election 2018 – Where do the Congressional Candidates Stand?

From Social Security to Immigration to the Trump Presidency, Where Do They Stand? Editor’s note: Thirteen candidates are vying to succeed U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in Congress next January. Earlier this year, Hanabusa decided to leave her seat in the Congress and challenge incumbent Gov. David Ige in the Democratic primary for governor. Of the....
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....

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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Rep. Marcus Robert Oshiro’s Vision For Wahiawa General Hospital Fueled By People Power

I was elected to State House of Representatives for the first time in 1994. It marked the beginning of my legislative work on behalf of the people of District 46, made up of Wahiawä,...
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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.”

US Senate – Q&A With The Candidates

1) WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT THE YOUNG CHILDREN ATTEMPTING TO ENTER THE UNITED STATES ILLEGALLY — AND ALONE — FROM MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA? CAM CAVASSO (Republican) Children do best when they are nurtured by...

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