Campaign 2020

 The Job Interview: Honolulu Mayor

The top mayoral candidates sit down with Hawaii News Now and Honolulu Civil Beat for a discussion about their qualifications.

 The Job Interview: Keith Amemiya

Keith Amemiya knows a lack of political experience could be his biggest weakness. He’s trying to convince voters it’s his biggest strength.

  The Job Interview: Rick Blangiardi

Rick Blangiardi is pointing to a successful career as a television executive on the mainland and in Hawaii as proof that what voters will get in him is a leader.

   The Job Interview: Colleen Hanabusa

Former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa doesn’t have the glitziest messaging in her run for mayor, or the most uplifting. It’s practical and simple and goes something like this: She understands government.

 The Job Interview: Mufi Hannemann

Analysts say Hannemann brings smarts, accomplishments and experience to the race. But during an interview, Hannemann's “answers were about explaining past decisions and essentially saying, ‘Trust me.’”

  The Job Interview: Kym Marcos Pine

The City Councilwoman spoke at length about how she would seek to foster new economic growth outside of the tourism sector — though offered few details on how she’d actually make them happen.

Majority of Hawaii County primary ballots submitted by mail

AFL-CIO announces endorsement for Amemiya in mayoral campaign

Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council backs Amemiya for mayor

Carpenters union throws its support behind Blangiardi in race for Honolulu mayor

  Pine endorses businessman Keith Amemiya in Honolulu mayor’s race

Honolulu mayoral candidates log small campaign funding deficits

  Four more Honolulu City Council members endorse Amemiya for mayor

Four additional members of the Honolulu City Council announced Tuesday that they were endorsing Honolulu businessman Keith Amemiya in the race for mayor.

Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council backs Amemiya for mayor

Carpenters union throws its support behind Blangiardi in race for Honolulu mayor

  Civil Beat-HNN poll: As election nears, a leader in Honolulu mayor’s race emerges

  Top mayoral candidates want to rein in tourism, but have differing opinions on how to do it

  Civil Beat-HNN poll: Retired judge maintains lead in race for Honolulu prosecutor

Former judge, prosecutor and U.S. attorney Steve Alm maintains a commanding lead in the race for Honolulu prosecutor.

  Civil Beat-HNN poll: Most Oahu voters undecided on who should serve as city prosecutor

Honolulu’s acting city prosecutor wants the job permanently

  In wake of scandals, wide field of candidates vie for city prosecutor’s job

  Prominent former judge announces run for Honolulu city prosecutor

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