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Hawaii voters pick Democrat Josh Green to be next governor.

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Hawai‘i voters pick Democrat Josh Green to be next governor
Josh Green will be sworn in as the state’s ninth governor in December following his sweeping win Tuesday night over three-time Republican candidate James “Duke” Aiona. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. West Hawaii Today. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.

Newcomer Tokuda joins Hawai‘i’s congressional team
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Ed Case kept their seats Tuesday and will be joined by newcomer Jill Tokuda, who prevailed in the race for Hawai‘i’s 2nd Congressional District. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Hawaii News Now.

Galuteria returns to politics with at-large OHA seat
Brickwood Galuteria, a former state senator and onetime chair of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, completed his return to politics Tuesday by finishing first among six candidates vying for three at-large seats on the Board of Trustees at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.

Hawai‘i’s voter turnout plunged in 2022 election
Many voters waited in long lines to vote in person on Election Day but turnout still only reached 41%, according to results as of late Tuesday. Civil Beat. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

Election night keeps staff, volunteers busy at the state’s counting center
The state says the third printout of the unofficial results will be released on Wednesday. But the final results will be released in about a week after any signature issues have been rectified or “cured.” KITV4.

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Incumbents Har, Eli trailing in close races
Three incumbent state lawmakers are on a path to being knocked out of Hawai‘i’s Legislature by voters, based on largely complete general election results. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.

Honolulu Council chair keeps post; 3 new members elected
Former Republican state Rep. Val Okimoto has a 13% lead in votes to represent District 8, while Matt Weyer and Tyler Dos Santos-Tam are ahead in their respective races for the Honolulu City Council, according to early results on Tuesday. Vote totals also showed that Council Chairman Tommy Waters will keep his seat. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.

O‘ahu voters pass 3 charter amendments; 4th likely to fail
The amendments are: changing the future makeup of the Planning Commission, bolstering the Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund and incorporating the Office of Council Services. Star-Advertiser.

Honolulu voters lined up in a last-minute crush at city hall
Old-school voters gnashed their teeth at election changes and wondered why there are only two in-person polling places on the island. Civil Beat.

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How a Hub of Farmers Connect Island Communities

Looking over Kahumana Organic Farms’ verdant 31-acre expanse in Waianae’s Lualualei Valley, Farm Manager and Director of Social Ventures Christian Zuckerman sees the future growing in every pound of produce….. read more.

Richards becomes senator for North Hawai‘i, Democrats sweep Big Island seats
Democrat Tim Richards easily skated past Republican Nicholas M. Tancheff for the open District 4 seat in the state Senate. Joy San Buenaventura will also keep her seat in District 2. West Hawaii Today. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now.

Kahaloa wins new House district
Democrat Kirstin A.K. Kahaloa defeated Republican opponent Jonathan P. Kennealy for a seat in Hawai‘i’s new House district. West Hawaii Today. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now.

Voters elect new council member, adopt 3 charter amendments
Voters overwhelmingly passed charter amendments to expand the ethics board, strengthen the auditor’s office and create a youth commission. Civil Beat. Big Island Now.

Kagiwada squeaks by Kusch for Hilo council seat
Jenn Kagiwada edged Matthias Kusch by 276 votes in a hotly contested District 2 County Council race between two political first-timers in Tuesday night’s general election. Tribune-Herald.

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St. Andrew’s Priory Merit Scholarship Application Open
The application for the St. Andrew’s Priory Merit Scholarship is now open for the 2023-24 school year. Embracing the value of a purposeful life, students are encouraged to recognize their individuality with emotional awareness and more.
Incumbent Maui Mayor Victorino is defeated
Challenger Richard Bissen convincingly beat incumbent Michael Victorino in the hotly contested race for Maui County mayor. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.  Hawaii Public Radio. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. Maui News.

Johnson leads Hokama by 202 votes in tight Lanai council race
Incumbent Maui County Council Member Gabe Johnson had 15,334 votes, or 42.9 percent, to Riki Hokama’s 15,132 votes, or 42.4 percent, as of the second printout. Maui News.

Swift-moving fire in West Maui burns 850 acres: 4 school closures, shelter opens at Civic Center, roads reopen
Four West Maui schools are closed due to the fire, including: Lahainaluna High School, Lahaina Intermediate, Princess Nāhi‘ena‘ena Elementary School and King Kamehameha III Elementary School. The fire started at around 11:40 a.m. in Kauaula Valley, but quickly spread as terrain made firefighting access difficult. Maui Now.

Derek Kawakami cruises to another term as mayor
Voters overwhelmingly reelected Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami to a second four-year term in the county’s top executive seat in the general election on Tuesday, according to preliminary results. Civil Beat. Garden Island. Kauai Now. Hawaii News Now.

Incumbents take early lead in Kaua‘i council races
Of the seven candidates leading in the first printout of results, six are either incumbents or former county council members. Garden Island.

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