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Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council — Luke Evslin

Editor’s note: For Hawaii’s Aug. 13 Primary Election, Civil Beat asked candidates to answer some questions about where they stand on various issues and what their priorities will be if elected. The following came from Luke Evslin, candidate for Kauai County Council. The other candidates for seven positions...
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Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council — Mel Rapozo

Editor’s note: For Hawaii’s Aug. 13 Primary Election, Civil Beat asked candidates to answer some questions about where they stand on various issues and what their priorities will be if elected. The following came from Mel Rapozo, candidate for Kauai County Council. The other candidates for seven positions...
KAUAI COUNTY, HI

Candidate Q&A: Governor — Van Tanabe

Editor’s note: For Hawaii’s Aug. 13 Primary Election, Civil Beat asked candidates to answer some questions about where they stand on various issues and what their priorities will be if elected. The following came from Van Tanabe, Democratic candidate for governor. The other Democratic candidates include Duke Bourgoin,...
HAWAII STATE

On The Governor’s Chopping Block: Bills On Cash Bail, Public Records, Emergency Powers

Legislative efforts to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, expand state authority to investigate adoptive families, limit future governors’ emergency powers and reduce the cost of public records may all stall this year if Gov. David Ige carries through with striking down some 30 legislative measures he included on his veto list unveiled Monday.
HAWAII STATE

Hawaii GOP Candidates For Governor Want Tax Cuts. Good Luck With The Legislature

Tax cuts have topped Republican agendas for years and are likely to be a key focus of the GOP candidate to be Hawaii’s next governor. The top Republican candidates for governor have floated proposals for cutting taxes on the sale of certain goods like food or medicine and taking a broader look at Hawaii’s tax system to examine how it affects those who are poor or on fixed incomes.
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Sadly, The Future Of Aloha Stadium Remains All Too Murky

The public-private partnership methodology is being used to develop the new Aloha Stadium and the adjacent mixed-use area, both of which comprise the Aloha Stadium district. That is worrisome because a report by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs states: “PPPs have often tended to be more expensive than the alternative of public procurement while in a number of instances they have failed to deliver the envisaged gains in quality of service provision.”
POLITICS

Candidate Q&A: House District 25 — Robert Novak

Editor’s note: For Hawaii’s Aug. 13 Primary Election, Civil Beat asked candidates to answer some questions about where they stand on various issues and what their priorities will be if elected. The following came from Robert Novak, Relpublican candidate for state House District 25, which includes Makiki, Punchbowl,...
HAWAII STATE

Sally Kaye: How Secure Are Hawaii's Abortion Laws?

In the fall of 1947, my mother, then 19 years old, discovered she was pregnant. She told her parents, and family lore has it that my outraged grandfather indignantly confronted my father, insisting that he do the right thing. My father denied responsibility and his family backed him up; they were not about to let their lace curtain Irish son marry into what they considered a shanty-Irish family. Lawyers got involved.
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