East vs. West: Who should get the eighth House seat?
By NANCY COOK LAUER West Hawaii Today | Monday, January 17, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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Current House map (Reapportionment Commission)
A map recommended by a Reapportionment Commission panel, left, puts the 8th House seat in West Hawaii, while a community group led by Puna residents put the district in that region on their map, right. (Maps from Reapportionment Commission)
The addition of a new Big Island seat in the state House has set up a battle about whether it should go to East Hawaii or West Hawaii.