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Election 2018


Editorial: ConAm proposal poorly conceived

The Hawaii Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate a question on the Nov. 6 general election ballot is a sensible move. Read More

Much achieved in last ConCon, held in 1978

Today’s ConCon debate echoes some themes from the lead-up to the previous Constitutional Convention, held through the summer of 1978. Read More

Senate District 12: Democratic newcomer has momentum, but GOP voters may hold sway

Community activist Sharon Moriwaki is heading to the Nov. 6 general election with momentum from her defeat of incumbent Brickwood Galuteria in the Democratic primary for the Senate District 12 seat, which spans Kakaako to Waikiki. Read More

House District 22: Henski-Stark vies for Rep. Brower’s seat again

State Rep. Tom Brower seeks a seventh term representing Waikiki and Ala Moana. But his opponent, Republican Kathryn Henski-Stark is challenging him for a second time. Read More

Hawaii Supreme Court rules out constitutional amendment ballot question

The Hawaii Supreme Court on Friday invalidated a question on general election ballots asking voters whether they want to amend the Hawaii Constitution to allow the state to tax property in support of public education. Read More

Editorial: Newcomers compete in Windward races

Unlike most other regions of the state, communities that dot the northern quadrant of Oahu, around the entire Windward coast, are about to witness significant changes in leadership at the state Capitol. Read More

Justices expected to quickly rule on ballot question

The Hawaii Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday on whether to invalidate a question on the November general election ballot asking voters to give the state the power to tax investment property to support public education. Read More

Early walk-in voting begins Tuesday

Beginning Tuesday, registered voters can visit any early walk-in voting location within their county to cast ballots in the general election. Read More

Editorial: Voters faced with tough decisions in some contests

On Oahu, 14 state House seats have contested races on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Here’s the second in a three-part listing of the Star-Advertiser’s endorsements; today’s races cover the Kalihi area, up into Mililani and west to Ewa. Read More

Editorial: House candidates talented, dedicated

Of the entire 51-seat state House, only 14 seats on Oahu have contested races in the Nov. 6 general election. Read More

Ige supports state tax on properties to fund education

Gov. David Ige lent his political weight Monday night to a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the state to tax investment properties to support public education, while also promising to veto any resulting bill that might raise property taxes for owner- occupied homes or increase rents on affordable housing. Read More

Kauai’s mayoral candidates prioritize affordable housing

Two County Councilmen vying for the mayor’s seat for Kauai County are promising to tackle scarce affordable housing and traffic congestion, which are among the main concerns of isle residents. Read More

Column: Say no to constitutional convention

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Vote no on ConCon. Read More

Editorial: Ige, Green best choice for isles

For the next four years, Hawaii faces consequential challenges that will require wise, farsighted decisions by the state’s top leadership. Read More

Race for Mililani House seat pits veteran against rookie

In state House District 36 that covers Mililani Mauka and part of Mililani, a Republican is squaring off against a Democrat to replace a Democrat who won the seat as a Republican. Read More

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday — or do it later

If you want to vote in the Nov. 6 general election, you must register “not later” than Tuesday — or you can wait and register later. Read More

Ed Case, Cam Cavasso differ on health care, marijuana

Former U.S. Rep. Ed Case and former state Rep. Cam Cavasso outlined their differences on the issues of federal recognition of Native Hawaiians, legalization of marijuana and the future of the federal Affordable Care Act in a forum held Friday at the Pacific Club. Read More

Counties file motion to block ballot question

Attorneys for Hawaii’s four counties are trying a new tack to invalidate a general election ballot question that could lead to the state Legislature collecting property taxes to help fund public education. Read More

Ige accepts TV debate, Tupola not yet

Democratic Gov. David Ige has accepted an invitation from KHON-TV to debate his opponent, Republican nominee and state Rep. Andria Tupola, in the race for governor but Tupola is still mulling whether to participate. Read More


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