Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Personal income hardly up, Carlisle settles in, competition coming to interisland transport, more election analyses and other Hawaii news

The Public Utilities Commission is allowing newcomer Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines to expand its service to the neighbor islands. Young Brothers fought Pasha's entry into the market. KITV.

The state gave Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines LLC the go-ahead yesterday to begin an interisland shipping business that will challenge Young Bros. Ltd.'s decades-old regulated monopoly. Star-Advertiser.

Several longtime Hawaii politicians are out of work following the state's primary election, but not because of widespread voter discontent seen in other parts of the country. Associated Press.

Further analysis of district-by-district returns reveals the mathematical relationships between candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, mayor and prosecutor. Civil Beat.

Republican gubernatorial candidate James "Duke" Aiona is pressing his Democratic rival to accept his plan for six, hour-long debates beginning Friday. Associated Press.

90,000 primary votes for Mufi Hannemann were nowhere near enough to beat Neil Abercrombie who came away the Democratic nominee. KHON2.

The contest between Neil Abercrombie and Mufi Hannemann was no contest on the Big Island. Tribune-Herald.

After a dominating win in Saturday's primary election, Sunday was reserved for congratulations and "unification" for Democrats behind their new gubernatorial nominee, former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie. Maui News.

Former television reporter Ramsay Wharton is conceding the race for the GOP nomination for Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District. Associated Press.

Honolulu's newly elected mayor says he hopes his transition into office will be a "gentle" one, Peter Carlisle told KITV4 News on Monday. KITV.

Carlisle to decide on city and county jobs based on new expectations. Hawaii News Now.

Mayor Charmaine Tavares managed to edge out former Mayor Alan Arakawa by 268 votes for a first-place finish in Saturday's primary election. Maui News.

Personal income rose modestly in Hawaii in the second quarter, but the increase was among the smallest in the nation, according to a new report. Star-Advertiser.

Fall is the season of the shearwaters, and this fall these native seabirds are getting the attention they deserve. Star-Advertiser.

Several Ha‘ena landowners who received permits to build their dream homes signed an agreement long ago stating that no commercial activity would take place there. Garden Island.

Despite all the political changes, the city is continuing the work to prepare for rail. Hawaii News Now.

One tune was stuck in William Hardisty's head during the fourth annual Parade and Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace in Honokaa. It played repeatedly as he helped prepare the Hamakua Youth Center's float and then when he marched down Mamane Street. West Hawaii Today.

Although not always visible, the fresh spring-fed waters of Loko o Mokuhinia are still flowing, and archeological work to restore Moku‘ula to its former glory is progressing one spoonful at a time. Lahaina News.