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Candidates in very tight races take to social media to ensure every vote is counted
An election deadline has candidates in tight race scrambling for votes. Voters with ballot discrepancies have until Wednesday afternoon to fix their signatures and be counted. Hawaii News Now.

Gov. Ige has advice for next leader, looks ahead to sustainability after office
Gov. David Ige has just a few more weeks in office but still has a very full plate. KHON2.

Tokuda transitioning to life, work in D.C. 
U.S. Rep.-elect Jill Tokuda flew to chilly Washington, D.C., on Saturday for a weeklong orientation even as the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives remained uncertain. Star-Advertiser.

Tulsi Gabbard signs on as a contributor to Fox News
One month after leaving the Democratic Party, former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawai‘i is joining Fox News as a paid contributor. Star-Advertiser.

Lauren Cheape Matsumoto is the new Hawai‘i House minority leader
Kurt Fevella remains minority leader in the Senate, where the caucus has doubled in size. Civil Beat.

Kaiser lowballing mental health counselor salaries, workers say
The proposed starting pay for many Kaiser mental health therapists in Hawai‘i is about 20% less than their counterparts in Northern California, according to salary data released by the National Union of Healthcare Workers, whose members in Hawai‘i are fighting for higher pay and benefits. Star-Advertiser.

Thanksgiving spreads in Hawai‘i expected to be pricier this season
Next week, Hawai‘i consumers cooking up a Thanksgiving feast might want to give thanks that food prices haven’t been going up recently as much as they have nationally. Star-Advertiser.

USDA Improves Insurance Programs For Farmers, Ranchers
Virtual workshops are being held for stakeholders to learn more about the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection and Micro Farm options. Civil Beat.

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Tell Us About Your Favorite Small Business in Hawai‘i
Hawaii Business Magazine is now accepting nominations for its annual awards honoring outstanding small businesses across the state of Hawai‘i. Nominees must be businesses based in Hawai‘i with fewer than 100 full-time employees…. read more.
Sexual assault victims at O‘ahu women’s prison seek more than $8M in damages
The former and current Women’s Community Correctional Center inmates were assaulted by guards, and their lawyer alleged the warden failed to protect them. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.

Redevelopment begins at King Kalakaua Plaza
After years of King Kalakaua Plaza sitting vacant, following the closures of Nike Town and other retailers more than a decade ago, the property is finally set for a major redevelopment. KHON2.

‘There were throngs of people’: Huge party on O‘ahu draws enforcement, safety concerns
A Waimānalo community watch group says a Veterans Day beach party was anything but family-friendly. Residents say they warned officials days before about the huge party being planned near Sherwoods Beach, but nothing was done to shut it down sooner. Hawaii News Now.

Kailua High resource center is a ‘one-stop shop’ for family and student needs
There’s a room at Kailua High School where families and students can get help, and learn how to navigate today’s education system. Hawaii Public Radio.

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HDS Prioritizes Local Service and Community Impact

Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) commemorates 60 years of healthy smiles and local roots by continuing efforts to improve oral health across the state…. read more.

Hilo election machine foils ballot tampering attempt
An apparent attempt to tamper with Hawai‘i’s election was foiled last week when a machine in the state’s Hilo counting center rejected 11 ballots bearing the same bar code, indicating they had probably been photocopied. West Hawaii Today.

Council to vote on legislative priorities
Changes to special management area permit exemptions, county control over tobacco products and a younger retirement age for police are among nine priorities Hawai‘i’s four counties plan to present to the state Legislature. West Hawaii Today.

Hawai‘i Radiologic Associates reopens after cyberattack
After experiencing a cyberattack on Oct. 20, Hawai‘i Radiologic Associates announced on Monday it is officially open with limited imaging services at its three Big Island locations. Tribune-Herald.

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Hybrid Kine Tingz

Toyota Hawaiʻi is bringing an all-new vlog series to YouTube – Hybrid Kine Tingz, a six-part series that launched on October 31, 2022. Join the adventures of Toyota Hawaiʻi Ambassadors chef Mark Noguchi (aka Gooch) and comedian Zavier Cummings (aka Howsdisguy). read more.
County reports about 900 ballots with deficiencies
About 900 general election ballots have issues that voters will need to fix by the close of business on Wednesday, Maui County Clerk Kathy Kaohu said Sunday. Maui News. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now.

Victorino is the latest Maui mayor to not win a second term
After 1998, three consecutive mayors failed to win re-election. Political analysts say a combination of factors led to Richard Bissen’s huge win last week. Civil Beat.

Maui’s Common Ground Collective receives $437,668 federal award to strengthen local food system
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service awarded nearly $1.3 million total to four projects in Hawaiʻi to expand and strengthen local food systems, and increase the availability of locally grown agricultural products. Maui Now.

West Maui fire 80% contained after spreading over 2,000 acres
There was a small flare up mauka of Launiupoko Monday afternoon which was quickly extinguished by aircraft. Weekend rains brought some relief in the upper areas of the fire. KITV4.

Kaua‘i Community College dedicates PV system
The college gets about a 40% reduction in its electrical costs because of the photovoltaic system, or approximately $20,000 a month reduction in its electric bill. Garden Island.

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