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Governor candidates to debate in Kona (Oct. 18)

Governor candidates to debate in Kona (Oct. 18)

MEDIA RELEASE Former Congressman Neil Abercrombie and Lt. Gov. James Duke Aiona have agreed to attend the only governor candidate debate on the Big Island. The forum is 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Kealakehe High School. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with food sales by Tante’s Restaurant as a benefit for Rotary Sunrise […]

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Aiona, Finnegan unveil agenda for Native Hawaiian Issues

Aiona, Finnegan unveil agenda for Native Hawaiian Issues

MEDIA RELEASE Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan have unveiled their policy agenda for Native Hawaiian issues. First as a judge, and later as Lieutenant Governor, Aiona has been instrumental in advancing Hawaiian causes and tackling issues that disproportionately affect the Hawaiian community. An Aiona-Finnegan Administration will advocate for approval of the Akaka Bill and a […]

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Aiona, Finnegan announce agenda for justice

Aiona, Finnegan announce agenda for justice

MEDIA RELEASE Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan have announced their policy agenda for the Judicial Branch of the State of Hawaii. An Aiona-Finnegan Administration will champion an accessible and impartial judicial system for all of Hawaii’s citizens; focus the role of prisons and state law enforcement agencies; be a strong advocate for fair, consistent and […]

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Two constitutional amendments on ballot

Two constitutional amendments on ballot

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii voters will decide on two state ballot questions Nov. 2. Both are constitutional amendments. The first, HB2376, proposes to amend the Hawaii Constitution to change the Board of Education to a board appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, as provided by law. Currently, the Board of […]

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Aiona, Finnegan announce grassroots coalition team

Aiona, Finnegan announce grassroots coalition team

MEDIA RELEASE Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan have announced the leaders of their statewide grassroots coalitions. “These coalitions play an important role in our campaign and help get out our message to a diverse community,” said Aiona. “They bring issue expertise and a broad array of experiences that will expand our resources and spread our […]

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Aiona, Finnegan announce affordable housing plan

Aiona, Finnegan announce affordable housing plan

MEDIA RELEASE Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan have issued their policy agenda for affordable housing in Hawaii. “Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live,” said Duke Aiona. “We have a responsibility to encourage the construction of more affordable housing while keeping down the financial burden on our citizens.” An Aiona-Finnegan Administration will restore […]

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Schedule of governor debates tentatively set

Schedule of governor debates tentatively set

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Governor Duke Aiona has announced he has conditionally accepted eight debates and forums in the general election for Governor, and he is negotiating with other organizations to accept more. “Unfortunately, my opponent was unwilling to answer my challenge to debate in-depth the critical issues facing our working families and small businesses,” Aiona […]

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Aiona, Finnegan launch web series

Aiona, Finnegan launch web series

MEDIA RELEASE Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan launched the first in a series of videos they are sharing online to discuss real solutions that will benefit all of Hawaii. The first spot, “Piston,” focuses on job creation, which will be Duke and Lynn’s top priority as Governor and Lt. Governor. The 30-second web video consists […]

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Aiona details transportation, health care plans

Aiona details transportation, health care plans

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Governor Duke Aiona has released detailed policy plans for transportation and health care that he would seek to implement in an Aiona-Finnegan Administration. The specific policy agendas follow plans the gubernatorial candidate unveiled in recent weeks on jobs and the economy and education. “We want to focus this campaign on the issues,” […]

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Democrats rally in Kona

Democrats rally in Kona

Democratic Unity Lunch at Tante’s in Kailua-Kona, on Monday, Sept. 20. Front row: Sen. Russell Kokubun, Brian Schatz, Neil Abercrombie, Sen. Colleen Hanabusa, Rep. Cindy Evans; Back row: Sen. Norman Sakamoto, Sen. Josh Green, Rep. Denny Coffman, Rep. Bob Herkes, Angel Pilago, Brittany Smart. (Hawaii 24/7 photo by Margaret Masunaga)

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Looking forward to the General Election

Looking forward to the General Election

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Here’s how the General Election is shaping up for races of interest on the Big Island: U.S. Senator Jim Brewer (G) Cam Cavasso (R) Daniel K. Inouye (D) Jeff Jarrett (N) Lloyd Jeffrey Mallan (L) U.S. Representative, District 2 Pat Brock (L) Mazie Hirono (D) Andrew Vsevolod Von […]

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Pilago wins North Kona council seat outright

Pilago wins North Kona council seat outright

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Angel Pilago secured the North Kona council seat in Saturday’s Primary Election. It was unclear late Saturday whether Pilago, who held the seat for two terms before an unsuccessful run for mayor, had won the slot outright. However, County Clerk Ken Goodenow confirmed early Sunday that Pilago had […]

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Schatz, Finnegan score lieutenant governor nods

Abercrombie, Aiona squaring off for governor

Schatz, Finnegan score lieutenant governor nods

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Greenwell loses North Kona seat; unclear whether Pilago has won the seat outright or will go to run-off with Hecht

Ford, Hoffmann in; Naeole-Beason, Enriques in run-off

Greenwell loses North Kona seat; unclear whether Pilago has won the seat outright or will go to run-off with Hecht

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