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Abercrombie, Aiona deserve nominations


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2014

~~<p><strong>Neil Abercrombie</strong> first sought the state's top job in 2010, with Hawaii in a recession. His &quot;New Day&quot; vision, developed in a statewide, consensus-seeking &quot;listening tour,&quot; was an easy sell.</p>
<p>Four years later, there's still a lot left on the job list: Reducing homelessness, for example, has proven to be a very heavy lift. Some of his traditional supporters -- environmentalists, for starters -- are disappointed that there's been such a push for urban development. On some of the administration's most intractable problems -- especially at the social-services and Hawaiian Home Lands departments -- the governor still has not risen to the challenge.</p>
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Neil Abercrombie first sought the state's top job in 2010, with Hawaii in a recession. His "New Day" vision, developed in a statewide, consensus-seeking "listening tour," was an easy sell.

Four years later, there's still a lot left on the job list: Reducing homelessness, for example, has proven to be a very heavy lift. Some of his traditional supporters -- environmentalists, for starters -- are disappointed that there's been such a push for urban development. On some of the administration's most intractable problems -- especially at the social-services and Hawaiian Home Lands departments -- the governor still has not risen to the challenge. Login for more...



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