Hawaii State News, 07 Nov 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 07 November 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories compiled by “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Ige cinches a second term as Governor
Gov. David Ige has won his bid for re-election, fighting off a general election challenge from Republican state Rep. Andria Tupola. HNN political analyst Colin Moore said Tupola has shown herself to be a strong candidate. But he predicted an easy win for Ige. Ige was able to secure a second term after the earliest results were released about 7:10 p.m. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Associated Press.Big Island Video News. KHON2.

Case elected for Congress; Hirono, Gabbard easily win re-election bids
After beating out a crowded field of Democrats in the primary election, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case easily clinched his congressional bid Tuesday night. Incumbents U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard also won re-election Tuesday, enjoying commanding leads early in the night. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser.

Democrats maintain their dominance but GOP picks up a state Senate seat

Republican Kurt Fevella beat Democratic rival Matt LoPresti late Tuesday night to fill the open Senate seat representing Ewa and Ewa Beach, giving the Republican Party a surprise turnaround in what was otherwise an evening of Democratic sweeps. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.Hawaii News Now.

Two teachers are headed from the classroom to the state House
Social studies teacher Amy Perruso of Wahiawa, a Democrat, collected twice as many votes as her opponent in the 46th District. Republican Val Okimoto, a substitute teacher, beat former Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, 55 to 45 percent, in the 36th House District. The seat was up for grabs after Rep. Beth Fukumoto left it to run for Congress.Star-Advertiser.

OHA Trustee Akana loses re-election bid
Rowena Akana has served on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees since 1990 but recently came under fire for alleged misspending. She was among six candidates for three at-large seats on the board of OHA. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.

Waihee, Lindsey, Akaka win OHA races
Two members of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board of trustees will keep their positions with a new face coming to represent the island of Oahu.West Hawaii Today.

ConCon will have to wait another decade
A proposal to convene a state constitutional convention was soundly defeated Tuesday night. Tuesday’s balloting showed continued resistance to a ConCon, with over 70 percent voting “no” or leaving the question blank, which counted as a “no” vote. Star-Advertiser.
Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.

Democratic party: The work begins now
At the Democratic Party of Hawaii, hundreds turned out for what they expected to be a victorious night. They went in with confidence that many of their Democratic candidates would win. And while that did happen, they say now, the real work begins.  KITV. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts