Monday, September 13, 2010

Campaign contributions map shows Abercrombie's strength, Hannemann says Civil Beat poll flawed, pastors decry campaign ads, Maui mayoral race crowded, Hawaii Five-0 premieres, more news

If money equals votes, support for Democratic gubernatorial front-runners Mufi Hannemann and Neil Abercrombie appears fairly evenly spread across the islands, with Abercrombie claiming more coastal areas and Hannemann locking in the mauka regions. West Hawaii Today.

Neil Abercrombie describes himself as an "agent of change," but he also has been a member of Hawaii's political establishment for a very long time. Associated Press.

Politicians tell you every vote counts, but what political office seekers are hoping for this election is that their supporters will be able to find where to cast that important vote. KITV.

A group of Hawaii pastors spoke out Sunday about what they called a disturbing trend in the current election campaign. KITV.


Hawaii voters don't want the Hawaii Legislature to bring the issue of civil unions up for a vote again in the near future, according to a new Civil Beat poll. Civil Beat.

Hannemann: Honolulu Civil Beat Poll Showing Him Behind in Gubernatorial Race is Faulty. Hawaii Reporter.

Sen. Dan Inouye has represented Hawaii in the U.S. Congress since 1959 when Hawaii became a state. In June, he was elected President pro tempore of the Senate by his colleagues, making him the second-highest-ranking official in the Senate and third in line for the presidency. Molokai Dispatch.

On a recent trip to Molokai, U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono experienced first-hand what goes into restoring one of Molokai’s precious 68 fishponds – the most of any Hawaiian Islands – and some of the passionate people behind the movement. Molokai Dispatch.

With 11 candidates, Maui voters are watching one of the most crowded mayoral primary races in memory - and more than half the hopefuls have prior experience in government. Maui News.

At a recent discussion of what strategies should be adopted to improve the economic outlook of Hawaii, some of the participants advocated the use of tax incentives and, more specifically, tax credits as essential to attracting new businesses to Hawaii. West Hawaii Today.

After two years of litigation, the battle between Molokai Properties Limited (MPL) and Maui County over water service has ended in an out-of-court settlement. Molokai Dispatch.

Recent high-profile federal cases in Hawaii alleging abuse of immigrant farm workers are causing some worry for local farms that rely on foreign labor. Star-Advertiser.

You can catch a sneak peak of the premiere episode of the new Hawaii 5-0 before it airs nationally next week. KHON2.

Work crews set stage for star-studded premiere of Hawaii Five-0. Hawaii News Now.

About 150 Marines in a Hawaii-based helicopter squadron are due to return to the islands from Afghanistan this week.KHON2.

Starting today, the Kaua‘i Civil Defense Agency will be hosting its annual, week-long Weapons of Mass Destruction exercise in conjunction with the Hawai‘i National Guard 93rd Civil Support Team. Garden Island.

Hawaii coffee growers are plotting a war on the coffee cherry borer, a pest that poses a serious threat to Hawaiian coffees. Hawaii News Now.

In this land of abundant agricultural resources, some families don't know when or what their next meal will be. Tribune-Herald.

A recent survey by the National Golf Foundation showed public golf courses are in financial trouble, with fewer people hitting the links these days. Hawaii's municipal courses appear to be no different. KITV.

Hundreds waited for hours and some even camped out all week, for a chance to get their hands on a condo unit in Kakaako's newest highrise. KHON2.