West Hawaii News, 12 August 2018

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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Richards wins re-election

HILO — Incumbent Kohala Councilman Tim Richards won his second term Saturday, holding off his lone challenger by claiming 2,531 votes, or 54.16 percent of the vote with all three precincts reporting Saturday night.

Creagan holds House seat

KAILUA-KONA — Rep. Richard Creagan fended off two challengers in Saturday’s Democratic primary election and, without a Republican candidate on November’s ballot, secured another term representing District 5 in the state’s House of Representatives.

Inouye holds state Senate seat

KAILUA-KONA — Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye, who represents North Hawaii in the state Senate, defeated challenger Heather Kimball in Saturday night’s Democratic primary.

Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

HONOLULU — 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.

Several precincts reporting in primary election races

KAILUA-KONA — With 246 of the 249 precincts reporting, Gov. David Ige captured 118,222 votes over his opponent Colleen Hanabusa’s 101,896 votes. As of 11 p.m. Saturday, Ige was declared winner in the Democratic primary for governor.

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Until next time,
Russ Roberts