ll 51 state House seats will be up for grabs this year, but only 19 races include primary challenges. That's a shame. State representatives wield huge influence over life in Hawaii, and the electorate would benefit from more vigorous competition.
Other than a very few hot electoral battles this election cycle — Sen. Malama Solomon will face off again with her predecessor in that Hawaii island seat, Lorraine Inouye — there will be few challenges to the status quo in the Legislature.
The nine members of the Honolulu City Council must respond to the needs of their individual districts while simultaneously acting as a cohesive body that advances solutions to Oahu's most pressing problems — without unduly burdening taxpayers. That's the ideal, and some Council lineups have succeeded better than others.
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Maui Jim’s You Move Me Collection
Maui Jim has released its first ultra-luxury sunglasses collection titled You Move Me, featuring colorful interpretations of Hawaiian flora and fauna by internationally renowned Hawaiian artist Charlie Lyon. Read More »
Mr. Mom Puts Family Ahead Of Career
In the case of Kaipo Hussey and wife Jenny, their roles are reversed. Culture plays a minor role in the couple’s decision to make Kaipo a full-time stay-at-home dad and Jenny the breadwinner. Read More »