Campaign 2020

  Oahu voters helped usher in big changes on OHA board and that’s got some worried

  0fficials acknowledge hiccups on Election Day, but say voting went smoothly overall

  After decisive win in race for Honolulu mayor, Blangiardi pledges to hit the ground running

Local support for Trump grew in 2020, but it didn’t translate into down-ballot wins

  Comedian Augie T bests longtime lawmaker in City Council race

View up-to-the-minute results from the 2020 Presidential Election

  After decisive win in race for Honolulu mayor, Blangiardi pledges to hit the ground running

At a time of crisis, both candidates had sought to appeal to voters with promises of fresh leadership.

  As general election nears, party politics takes center stage in nonpartisan mayoral race

  Civil Beat-HNN poll: With just weeks to go, mayoral race swings heavily in Blangiardi’s favor

Blangiardi issues ‘roadmap to recovery’ after being criticized for lack of a plan

  2 candidates for Honolulu mayor have spent more than $3M on race so far

 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.

  In race for Honolulu prosecutor, retired judge Steve Alm wins election on pledge of reform

Retired Judge Steve Alm and defense attorney Megan Kau are facing off in the general election.

  Civil Beat-HNN poll: Former judge leads in race for next Honolulu prosecutor

  Civil Beat-HNN poll: Retired judge maintains lead in 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

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“We know there are bad actors out there, and this will help us crack down on them. While this is not a panacea, it’s a step forward."