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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
CANDIDATES – JULY 5 BROADCAST

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: ELECTION 2018

 

Meet Other Candidates in the Democratic Primary for governor

 

Six citizens are running in the Democratic Primary for governor of Hawai‘i. Two of them appeared in a live broadcast of Insights on PBS Hawai‘i on July 5. PBS Hawai‘i invited the four other candidates via email to share their views on issues facing Hawai‘i in written form up to 750 words. The candidates are Ernest Caravalho, Wendell Ka‘ehu‘ae‘a, Richard Kim and Van Tanabe. Only Ka‘ehu‘ae‘a and Caravalho responded by the June 27 deadline.

 


Ernest Caravalho   |   Wendell Ka‘ehu‘ae‘a


 

 

Ernest Caravalho  (D)

Candidate for Governor Ernest Caravalho

My name is Ernest Caravalho and I humbly ask for your support and vote for Governor of the state of Hawai‘i. I was born in Honolulu and raised in Kalihi. After I graduated I joined the Air force, then from their went back to school where I studied law to become a paralegal. I returned to Hawai‘i to take care of my nephews.

 

Hawai‘i is at a critical crossroads and it is now time for the people to get involved and decide where we go from here. Do we continue to do things as usual by voting for the same old guard who do not look out for the people, but instead the special interest groups, corrupt corporations and the foreign investor who continue to build their financial portfolios on the backs of our people or do we have the courage to make the change that we need to take back our government for the people.

 

Until we make the corrections that needs to be made, business as usual will continue to be rampant in Hawai‘i. We shall never see a truly great education system, Health Care for all, affordable Housing, the decrease of homelessness and Job security for all our people.

 

We need to make changes now as we need fresh new ideas to be flowing into our government. We cannot continue as we are going as we are being taxed out of our homes and ‘āina. The way we gather our taxes is not working and whenever government needs more they take away from other projects and end up taxing the people.

 

We need to look at rebuilding our economy and being more reliant on high tech jobs then being reliant on tourism and the military. We must look at ways that we can use to be totally green in Hawai‘i and we must act upon Climate Change by leading the way.

 

We must look at the legalization of recreational marijuana, the lottery, a specialized zoned area for the legalization of gambling (parts of Ala Moana into Waikīkī.) and the creation of a lotto that will limit the amount of tourism in Hawai‘i at any given time. We must look at all ideas that will help us to control the exodus of all our people as they can no longer afford to live in their own ‘aina.

 

The truth of the matter is that it will be hard, but like medicine which many don’t like to take, we must come to a realization that the medication that we need is going to be hard at first but then we will start to heal. It’s time we all stand strong and do what is right for all of Hawai‘i with the respects to all our people.

 

Lastly, we must make things right with all Kanaka Maoli. Until we have healed the scars and made things right again, Hawai‘i shall never be Hawai‘i and we shall all lose. An apology by the State is a must and action to be followed by that apology will show everyone that we will make things right once and for all.

 

Mahalo my Friends,
Ernest Caravalho

 

Website: https://www.ernestforhawaii.com

 

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Wendell Ka‘ehu‘ae‘a  (D)

Candidate for Governor Wendell Ka’ehu’ae’a

Aloha my name is Wendell Ka‘ehu‘ae‘a.

1. Born and raised in Honolulu

2. Attended Lanakila Elementary, Kawananakoa Inter., Graduated from Farrington High School 1960.

3. Joined the U.S. Navy. Served under Admiral John McCain, Pacific Fleet Commander. Worked in his public information office on board ship.

4. Join Aloha Airlines, Honolulu, after the service. Then worked for Holmes & Narves on Johnston Island.

5. Moved to the Island of Hawai‘i worked for Coca Cola, Suisan, Air Cargo, Puna Sugar, Cultivation – Supervisor and Na Leo O Hawaii Community T.V.

6. Raised my family – Wife, two sons, two daughters on Panaewa Farm lot 20ac. For 30 years. On the Island of Hawai‘i – Hilo.

7. Built (2) Radio Stations in East Hawai‘i. KAHU AM Panaewa and KAHU FM in Pahala, Ka‘u.

8. Attended Hawaii Island Community College at age 53, Graduated with a AA Liberal Arts Degree. Continued to the University of Hawaii-Hilo. Graduated – BA Communication, BA Political Science and a Minor in Economics. All within 5 years. (Age 58)

9. Co-Chair- The Veterans Day Parade in Hilo The first (7years).

10. Very proud, I am a Hawaiian. I participated in the Merrie Monarch Royal Court. Last year 2017

Note:

*Requesting your consideration to represent the Residents and ‘Ohana of Hawai‘i as Governor.

 

Website: https://twitter.com/ehu_ka

 

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PBS NEWSHOUR
Presidential Address

 

President Donald Trump will deliver a televised address Monday on how the U.S. will proceed in the nation’s 16-year war in Afghanistan.

 

Trump met with his national security team, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, on Friday at Camp David, Maryland, to discuss military strategy in Afghanistan. The president took to Twitter on Saturday to say that the talks with military leaders led to “many decisions made, including on Afghanistan.” The president did not offer any clues into the agreed-upon strategy, but several media outlets have indicated that Trump may announce continued U.S. presence in the country.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Hawai‘i Waits and Wonders

 

INSIGHTS explores the tenuous relationship Hawai‘i has had with President Trump, from the “birther” controversy, to Hillary Clinton’s huge local win, and most recently, the State’s lawsuit blocking the President’s travel ban. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa is among the guests scheduled for this discussion.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Party of One

 

Since statehood, Hawai‘i Republicans have won major races, though the victories have been few and far between. In 58 years, there have been two governors, one U.S. Senator and two U.S. Representatives. Democrats have clearly dominated, but Republicans kept it competitive, at least in certain elections for specific races – until now.

 

Currently, the State Legislature is made up of 70 Democrats and six Republicans, with one Republican seriously considering switching parties. Nationally, the majority of governors are Republican, the GOP has momentum across the country and Republicans are in charge in Washington, D.C.

 

Why does our local Republican Party seem to be disappearing? Have Hawai‘i politics become a “Party of One”?

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 




President Obama’s Farewell Address

 

President Barack Obama is scheduled to give his farewell address to the nation on Monday, January 9 at 4:00 pm. The President will deliver his speech from his hometown of Chicago, marking the first time that a President has returned to his hometown to deliver such a speech.

 

Through his address, the President will thank his supporters, celebrate the ways we have changed this country for the better these past eight years, and offer his vision on where we all go from here.

 

In 1796, as George Washington set the precedent for a peaceful, democratic transfer of power, he also set a precedent by penning a farewell address to the American people. Over the 220 years since, many American presidents have followed his lead.

 

(Source: whitehouse.gov)

 

FRONTLINE
President Trump

 

FRONTLINE examines the key moments that shaped President-elect Donald Trump. Interviews with advisors, business associates, and biographers reveal how Trump transformed himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Honolulu Charter Amendment 7 / State House District 34

 

Should the City and County of Honolulu create an Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency? Oahu residents will be asked to vote on that question which is just one of 20 Charter Amendments on the November ballot. Charter Commission representative Cheryl Soon will debate the merits of Amendment 7 with Libertarian and Downtown Neighborhood Board member Andrew Rothstein.

 

And it’s a 2014 rematch for State House District 34 covering Waimalu, Pearl City and Pacific Palisades. Two-term Democrat Gregg Takayama faces Republican challenger Jaci Agustin. Although Takayama defeated Agustin in the last election by nearly 2,000 votes, this rematch attracted national attention when the Republican State Leadership Committee named the race one of “16 in 16” races to watch across America.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 



INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Honolulu City Prosecutor / State Senate District 13

 

Two attorneys are vying to represent the people of O‘ahu in criminal prosecutions. In this nonpartisan race, incumbent Honolulu City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro faces challenger Anosh Yaqoob, who says he’s proud that he’s not an “insider” and doesn’t want to see another incumbent run unopposed.

 

Meanwhile, Honolulu Democrat Rep. Karl Rhoads is seeking to move up to the State Senate seat that’s being vacated by longtime Sen. Suzanne Chun-Oakland. He is scheduled to appear with Libertarian candidate Harry Ozols, a retired pilot. Democrat-turned-Republican Rod Tam, a former state lawmaker and City Councilmember who pleaded guilty to spending improprieties, is also in the running. He declined to take part in this forum. Senate District 13 includes part of Downtown Honolulu, Nu‘uanu and Liliha.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
State House District 22 / State House District 3

 

In State House District 22 (Waikiki-Ala Moana-Kaka‘ako), Democratic incumbent Rep. Tom Brower is seeking his sixth term and faces a challenge from Republican Kathryn Henski, a retired businesswoman. Brower is the lawmaker who suffered injuries in an assault last year at a Kaka‘ako homeless camp where he was videotaping. In this district, homelessness is a top concern.

 

Some of the prominent issues in State House District 3 (including Hilo, Kea‘au, Kurtistown and Volcano on the Big Island) are the Thirty Meter Telescope controversy and GMO crops. Incumbent Democratic Rep. Richard Onishi has opposition from Green Party candidate Kealoha Pisciotta and Libertarian Gregory Arionoff. Arionoff has declined to appear on INSIGHTS because of his work schedule.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 



INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
State Senate District 9 / State House District 29

 

Former City Councilman Stanley Chang is challenging the State Senate’s only Republican incumbent, Sam Slom, in the race to represent East Honolulu, which includes Kahala, Diamond Head, ‘Aina Haina and Hawai‘i Kai. Chang and Slom are scheduled to answer your questions and concerns.

 

The House District 29 seat is up for grabs, since incumbent Karl Rhoads is running for the State Senate seat vacated by Suzanne Chun Oakland. The candidates vying to represent Chinatown, Kalihi and Iwilei – Democrat Daniel Holt and Republican Kaiwiola Coakley – are scheduled for a discussion during the second half of this program.

 

Your questions and comments are welcome via phone, email and via Twitter during the Live Broadcast.

 

Phone Lines:
462-5000 on Oahu or 800-238-4847 on the Neighbor Islands.

 

Email:
insights@pbshawaii.org

 

Twitter:
Join our live discussion using #pbsinsights

 

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