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Wayne Yoshioka

More than 8.5 million dollars has been spent so far in primary election races for the top two state executive offices.

Harrison Patino

Earlier in the week, a young woman who was severely injured by a lava bomb spoke to the media for the first time. 20-year-old Jessica Tilton and her family were visiting Hawaii from Illinois. The Tilton’s booked a lava viewing boat tour out of Hilo on July 16th.

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All eyes were on 55 coffins said to contain remains of US servicemen who fought in the Korean war. Vice President Mike Pence was on hand to welcome them home. But the work of actually identifying the service members falls to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says it is “appalled” by a Chicago-based company’s attempt to trademark the phrase “Aloha Poke.” The controversy has sparked a debate about language and “ownership.” It’s also raised the question of whether anyone can “own” Aloha.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Star Advertiser Career Expo drew hundreds of job seekers today at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

2018 Election Coverage

Aug 1, 2018
Nick Yee

What you will find on this page is a compilation of reports and segments discussing Hawaiʻi's political landscape, voting, and the upcoming elections.

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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell last week announced his plan to tackle the problem which has been festering for close to 30 years.

Wayne Yoshioka

The two Democratic candidates for Hawai’i Governor are working hard to secure their base – Americans of Japanese Ancestry or AJAs.

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The roar of two F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets signaled the start of an assault on Kaneohe’s Pyramid Rock Beach. A multinational coalition was about to launch an amphibious landing in the fictional nation of Griffon. Their objective was to retake an airfield that had been captured by hostile forces in the wake of a natural disaster.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

There’s a summery show of flowers and figures on view at the Halekūlani Hotel now.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, a local painter is pulling together many parts of the community, in life and on canvas.

Wayne Yoshioka

Early walk-in voting started today at sites across the state. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited the Honolulu site and filed this report.

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A local nonprofit, Common Cause Hawaii, has created a “Power Ballot” that provides Hawaii voters with information regarding candidates in upcoming elections. Corrie Tanida of Common Cause hopes this project will help Hawaii voters make informed choices on Election Day.

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The Hawaii Tourism Authority recently released results of a resident survey; with our record visitor numbers, resident satisfaction is slipping. Jennifer Chun, head of HTA’s Research Division, walks us through the numbers.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about new theories relating to the history of the Earth’s moon.

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Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Tomorrow is a Hawaiian national holiday honoring the return of sovereignty to the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1843. Restoration Day festivitieswere held across the islands over the weekend.  Statewide celebrations continue to raise awareness about Hawaiʻi’s history….and for some educators, it also raises questions. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter for a conversation about Alzheimer’s and dementia, and their upcoming fundraising and awareness raising walks: Kauai August 11,

Deidre Tegarden
Deidre Tegarden

Values are a frequent theme this political season, and on Maui, a community group is working to ensure that the values and can-do attitude of previous generations are a part of everyone’s life today.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa takes us on a visit to the Maui Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Go For Broke Place.

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John Komeiji, the new president and general manager of Hawaiian Telcom, has had an unusual career. It’s one that started in the courtroom and has now ended up in the C-suite.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Hawai’i Conservation Alliance hosted a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on the Environment today. 

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The eruption at Kilauea has been disrupting life in Puna for almost 3 months. At present, over 700 homes have been destroyed. Many more have been abandoned due to unsafe conditions and lack of access.

Some residents have been receiving payouts from their homeowners insurance to cover the damage. But others are not so lucky. One Big Island couple is suing their insurer over the company's lack of response.

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For the past year, all eyes have been on a rare plant high up in the Waianae mountains; its growth has been live-streamed 24/7.

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Six months after the infamous false missile alert, Francine Wai of the Disability and Communication Access board joins us to discuss the efforts to improve communications with members of the disabled community during disasters.

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Hawaiʻi students and teachers will be heading back to school in less than two weeks. And this Big Island charter school has quite a lot to do before opening its doors for the coming school year.  The school lost its campus to the ongoing lava flow in Puna. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council is advancing a bill to prevent large commercial vehicles from clogging narrow residential streets.

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Our housing crisis weighs heavy across the state. This morning, Eric Gill, leader of the Hotel workers, joined us to talk about how Marriott Hotel may be warming to the idea of helping its employees through a housing trust fund.

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

The beauty of Hawaiʻi draws visitors from around the world. But caring for the state’s natural resources is a constant challenge for many. Some of those who are caretakers are coming together to help each other—and help the land as well. HPR’s Ku’uwehi Hiraishi reports. 

Ryan Finnerty

  Hawaii’s primary elections are less than 3 weeks away. Yesterday, we highlighted the race for Congressional District 1 as part of an HPR electrion forum. Today we’re putting the spotlight on another contentious race: Lieutenant Governor.

 

Wayne Yoshioka

An on-site children’s facility was blessed today at a plantation-style affordable housing village near Sand Island.

The Taos News

 The growing problem of people bringing their pets into clinics and dentist offices, grocery stores restaurants, shopping malls and even movie theaters has struck a nerve. Enough so that a new law will kick in that carries fines for trying to pass their pets as legitimate service animals.

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Outro Music: Fram by Rodrigo y Gabriela

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The Honolulu City Council says parking is the number one complaint across the island in all the districts. That is why councilmember Carol Fukunaga has cracked down with a bill that regulates commercial vehicles in residential neighborhoods.

 

Intro Music: Feels Good by Chuck Mangione

Outro Music: Wildflowers by Made In Heights

 

 

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