Democrats Case and Tokuda win Hawaii’s Congressional Seats.
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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. Kaiali’i Kahele, decided not to seek re-election.
Democrat Schatz re-elected to US Senate from Hawaii
HONOLULU — Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat, on Tuesday was re-elected to another six-year term, defeating Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott.
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.
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 Maui.
Voters approve three charter amendments
Hawaii County voters passed all three proposed charter amendments during Tuesday’s general election.
Eyes on the sky
The second and final total lunar eclipse of the year graced the skies in Hawaii early Tuesday. The next one isn’t until 2025.
Galimba, Inaba, Villegas and Evans to represent West Hawaii on County Council
All west-side Hawaii County Council seats were determined in the August primary election.
Kahaloa wins new House district
Hawaii Island earned an eighth seat in the state House of Representatives this election year, and the first candidate to fill it is Democrat Kirstin A.K. Kahaloa, who vanquished her Republican opponent, Jonathan P. Kennealy, with 66.6% of the votes, based on mail ballots representing 41.3% of registered voters.
Reactivation period for certain driver’s licenses ends Nov. 30
The reactivation period for drivers with driver’s licenses that expired between March 16, 2020, and Nov. 30, 2021, will end on Nov. 30.
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.
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.
‘We have a wonderful community’
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.
Man charged with abuse, assault for incident that left boy, 3, in critical condition
A 25-year-old man is facing abuse and assault charges stemming from a domestic-related incident that left a 3-year-old boy in critical condition.
Fire destroys ‘Little Grass Shack’ store in Kealakekua
The long-closed “Little Grass Shack” in Kealakekua was destroyed in a Sunday afternoon fire.
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.
Police investigating pedestrian fatality in Kea‘au
Hawaii Island police are investigating a traffic collision that occurred Friday evening in Kea‘au involving a vehicle and a pedestrian that left a man dead.
Exploring science: AstroDay in West Hawaii returns
Families flocked to Kona Commons Saturday to explore the amazing science happening on Hawaii Island during the annual AstroDay celebration Organized by the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee.
HTA president warns of extra fees for tourists
Lawmakers should be cautious about imposing additional fees on tourists visiting Hawaii, a state tourism official said Friday.
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.
Shyla Victor crowned Miss Kona Coffee
The coveted award of Miss Kona Coffee and Miss Aloha Hawaii was decided Saturday evening at the Aloha Theatre.
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