Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Polls are open, early voting a hit, Obama makes last tele-pitch, GOP confident, Kauai looks back to '42 elections, Blue Ribbon Schools named, more Hawaii news

With just 24 hours left before election day, more than 152,000 votes had already been cast via mail-in or early walk-in voting, election officials said Monday. Civil Beat.

Federal election observers are monitoring Honolulu polling places to ensure voters' rights are protected in the general election. Associated Press..

With hours left before polls opened across Hawaii, candidates and party volunteers flooded streets and phone banks trying to squeeze out any undecided votes before Election Day. KITV4.

Hawaii voters today elect a new governor for the first time since 2002, setting the state's political course for the next four and perhaps eight years. Associated Press.

President Barack Obama made a personal pitch to Hawaii Democrats yesterday, telling them that today's general election is just as important as his victory two years ago to make progress on issues such as education and health care. Star-Advertiser.

Voters in Hawaii got a Presidential pep talk - just hours before polls open in the state. Hawaii News Now.

Congressman Charles Djou spent his final day of the campaign in much the same way he spent the past five-and-a-half months since winning a special election in May to fill the remainder of Neil Abercrombie’s term in Congress – telling audiences that runaway deficit spending in Washington, D.C. cannot continue unabated. KHON2.

Hundreds of thousands of last-minute dollars have poured into closely contested races for Hawaii governor and the 1st Congressional District over the last two weeks. Associated Press.

For dozens of poll workers, Election Day began yesterday afternoon when they began carting voting booths into school cafeterias and recreation centers to turn them into voting sites. Star-Advertiser.

When Maui County voters go to the polls Tuesday, they'll decide whether to send local incumbents back for another term or to take a chance on a fresh face. Maui News.

After election, talking stink goes from roars to whispers. Star-Advertiser.

Between Nov. 10 and Nov. 18, the Public Access Room will conduct a series of free neighborhood workshops entitled, “We the Powerful!” Garden Island.

The controversial elections of ’42. Garden Island.

King Liholiho, Koko Head and Waialua elementary schools -- named Blue Ribbon schools yesterday at a ceremony in Waikiki -- all have those things as part of their recipes for success in an increasingly challenging educational landscape. Star-Advertiser.

Waialua Elementary, Koko Head Elementary and King Liholiho Elementary Schools were named Blue Ribbon Schools today by Frito-Lay of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Department of Education at the Hawaii Distinguished Schools awards held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa. Hawaii Reporter.

Man leaves $125K to St. Joseph School. Tribune-Herald.

Film Garden Entertainment is on a wild hog chase. West Hawaii Today.

Monsanto’s new Omega-3 soybean: Healthy or hazardous? Hawaii Independent.