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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Democrat state Sen. Lorraine Inouye appeared to be heading toward victory Saturday in her re-election bid.
Hawaii County Council incumbents fared well in Saturday’s primary election except in District 4, where Puna Councilwoman Eileen O’Hara was trailing challenger Ashley Kierkiewicz as of deadline.
In what appeared to be two hotly contested state House races, incumbents handily turned away a pair of community activists in Saturday night’s Democratic primaries.
— It’s pretty amazing what you can do with your phone.
State Rep. Richard Onishi appeared certain of victory Saturday night, with a significant lead over his sole opponent in the Democratic primary election for House District 3.
Three incumbent representatives kept their seats while a fourth was ousted in the primary elections in House Districts 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Former Congressman Ed Case has emerged from a crowded field to win the Democratic Party primary to represent Honolulu in Congress. The 65-year-old fiscal conservative on Saturday defeated five other major candidates including Lt. Gov. Doug Chin, who is the architect of Hawaii’s legal battle against President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office Saturday, defeating U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who gave up her seat in Congress to run for governor.
The Pohoiki boat ramp remains untouched by lava, but black sand and other volcanic fragments have created a sand bar and beach at the site.
KAILUA-KONA — A Hawaiian monk seal pup recently rescued on Kauai is in stable condition at Ke Kai Ola monk seal hospital.
Democratic candidates for Hawaii primary races tried to set aside their intraparty rivalries Friday evening as they braced for what could be one of the closest gubernatorial races ever.