When the dust settled on the Hawaii County Council District 4 primary election race, the final returns showed a political newcomer winning a 20-point landslide as a result of what she called an “aloha-driven, clean, positive campaign” and the ousted incumbent saying it “was anything but that.”
It was almost like show-and-tell Thursday at Grand Naniloa Hotel. There, 16 of the Akamai Workforce Initiative’s 38 summer interns made presentations about their summer work during one of four symposiums that conclude the program. Projects varied across multiple disciplines, but the passion and knowledge was evident with each speaker.
Dozens of local and federal firefighters and other emergency responders gathered Sunday on the Hilo Bayfront to pay respect to a fallen brother — Brian Hughes, a Hilo native and captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots based in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.
Hawaii County Council incumbents fared well in Saturday’s primary election except in District 4, where Puna Councilwoman Eileen O’Hara was trailing challenger Ashley Kierkiewicz as of deadline.
Democratic candidates for Hawaii primary races tried to set aside their intraparty rivalries Friday evening as they braced for what could be one of the closest gubernatorial races ever.
HONOLULU — A member of the board that approved a controversial giant telescope improperly contacted a state Supreme Court justice weighing the fate of the project.