In a close race, Kagigawa squeezes by Kusch for Hilo Council Seat.
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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.
San Buenaventura, Inouye cruise to easy victories
Puna voters decided Tuesday that state Sen. Joy San Buenaventura, 63, will hold on to her seat in District 2, easily beating both Libertarian challenger Fred Fogel and Republican challenger Holly Osborn.
Incumbents easily sweep races for Big Island House seats
The races for state House seats on the Big Island were blowouts Tuesday as incumbent Democrats held insurmountable leads Tuesday evening based on a tally of all mail-in ballots submitted by Monday and some ballots submitted Election Day.
Democrat Schatz re-elected to US Senate from Hawaii
HONOLULU — Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat, on Tuesday was reelected to another six-year term, defeating Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott.
Voters approve three charter amendments
Hawaii County voters passed all three proposed charter amendments during Tuesday’s general election.
Democrat Green defeats Aiona to be Hawaii’s next governor
HONOLULU — Lt. Gov. Josh Green, a Democrat, on Tuesday defeated Republican former Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona to be Hawaii’s next governor and vowed to tackle the state’s most stubborn problems.
Democrats Case, Tokuda win Hawaii’s congressional seats
HONOLULU — Voters in Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District elected a new U.S. representative Tuesday after the incumbent, U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele, decided not to seek re-election.
Hawaii hate crime trial begins for beating of white man
HONOLULU — Lawyers representing two Native Hawaiian men don’t dispute they brutally assaulted a white man who purchased a house in their remote village on the island of Maui.
Today’s the day! Drop off your ballot or vote in person until 7 p.m.
It’s Election Day! For those still mulling over their candidate choices, today is the last day to get your ballot to the polls.
Researchers sample mosquitoes at six Big Island sites
State researchers are sampling mosquito populations at six locations on the Big Island in preparation for a plan to reduce their numbers.
Floodwater abatement project moves ahead
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is partnering with the Hawaii County Department of Public Works for a Waiakea and Palai streams flood reduction project.
‘We have a wonderful community’: Team effort saves pet cat, home from kitchen fire
When a Saturday evening stove fire caused an estimated $50,000 damage to a Desha Avenue home in the Keaukaha area in Hilo, firefighters were able to save something no amount of money can replace — a pet cat named Ceci.
Large-scale training exercise winds down at PTA
Thousands of military personnel are stationed at Pohakuloa Training Area for a “first of its kind” training exercise.
Hilo doctor prevails in high court decision regarding reimbursements
After seven years of ongoing litigation involving Hilo-based physician Frederick Nitta, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled 5-0 in his favor on Friday in a decision that could impact other Big Island doctors hoping to secure Medicaid reimbursement payments.
Veterans Day parade returns Saturday
Hawaii Island will “Celebrate Service” with the return of the annual Veterans Day parade next weekend.
Big Island home sales drop
The Big Island’s real estate market is feeling the effects of global uncertainty, with home sales dropping islandwide during the third quarter of the year.
HTA president warns against adding extra fees for tourists
Lawmakers should be cautious about imposing additional fees on tourists visiting Hawaii, a state tourism official said Friday.
Veterans Day events planned around isle
Other events around the island will celebrate Veterans Day with ceremonies and food.
Increasing food security: Organization gives away 1,000 fruit trees
The East Hawaii Outdoor Circle gave away 1,000 fruit trees this weekend.
Time to legalize it? With Gov. Ige leaving office, some think recreational pot legalization is inevitable
Momentum is growing in Hawaii to legalize recreational marijuana.
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