Nonprofits help everyone from keiki to kūpuna in everything from healthcare to childcare, to providing shelter, putting food on the table or simply sharing a hot meal. But rising costs including wages and persistent calls for help from the community, continue to be a challenge for many of these organizations, making it difficult for them to survive. How can we help the helpers and what happens if we don’t?
Hawaii has one of the highest percentages of youths using vaping products in the country, which experts say could lead to serious health problems. Lawmakers will try again this year to pass a bill outlawing flavored e-cigarettes. Governor Ige vetoed a similar measure last year that critics claimed was watered down by last minute lobbying from the tobacco industry.
A new year brings the start of a new legislative session. Add to that, a newly elected governor and lieutenant governor, along with several first-time lawmakers. For many it is a fresh start. How will that help the Legislature solve stubborn, lingering problems that plague the state as it convenes a new session?
The holiday season is upon us. It is the time of year for family get-togethers, traditional meals, finding bargains for that special gift and, unfortunately, the opportunity to get scammed. How do you protect yourself? What are the warning signs to watch for?
Rat lungworm disease continues to be a hidden threat in Hawaiʻi. And that threat is growing. The disease is caused by a microscopic parasite with potentitally devastating consequences. New research finds that this parasite may be hiding in more than just your produce. Many in the medical community lack the information and experience to identify it and treat it. From diagnosis, to treatment, to prevention...hear what experts have to say. Plus, a survivor shares her experience and her ongoing recovery.
The 2022 General Election is Tuesday. Hawaiʻi voters will elect a new governor and lieutentant governor and at least one new member of Congress. Two of Hawaiʻi’s four county mayors are up for re-election. All 76 seats in the state Legislature were up for election this year due to reapportionment and there are hotly contested races four county councils and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Who are the winners and losers? What surprises await what does it all mean going forward?
If you haven’t filled out your general election ballot, there’s still time to cast your vote. Besides candidates, residents will also be deciding on proposed charter amendments in all four counties. The County Charter outlines how the county runs. The issues vary between the counties and range from how government monies should be spent to salaries and special elections. Our panel will take a closer look at the amendment proposals to help you be informed.
Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs are chosen in statewide elections. There are three at-large seats with no district requirement on the General Election ballot this year. Four candidates are facing off against two long-time incumbents.
Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino faces a tough challenge in his bid for a second term from retired State Judge Richard Bissen. In the August primary election, Bissen got the most votes with Victorino coming in second in a field of eight candidates. Both candidates advanced to the November general election.
In November, voters across the state will elect someone new to represent Hawaiʻi’s second congressional district which includes rural Oʻahu (Waiʻanae Coast, North Shore, Windward side) and the Neighbor Islands. Incumbent Democrat Kai Kahele decided not to seek re-election and instead ran for governor but lost in the primary election. Voters have three choices. Democrat and former longtime state lawmaker Jill Tokuda faces veteran candidates in Republican Joe Akana and Libertarian Michelle Tippens.
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