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Voters Can Learn About Candidates, Issues in Online Talks

October 18, 2012
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With absentee ballots in mailboxes now, and walk in voting starting October 23, Hawaii County voters must make up their minds about for whom they wish to vote–and how they want to vote on the issues. Right here at www.bigislandnewscenter.com, down on the right, voters may listen to several thirty-minute interviews that will help them get the information they need to decide. The available interviews: Lincoln Ashida and Mitch Roth, two separate interviews with the candidates for County Prosecutor.  These interviews were recorded prior to the Primary Election. Interview with Donna Oba and Sue Dursin…

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Monday, Today, Last Day to Register to Vote

October 8, 2012
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Monday, Today, Last Day to Register to Vote

Today, Monday, October 8, is the last day to register to vote for the 2012 General Election.  There are several important local races, including Mayor, County Prosecutor, and County Council.  There are also State races for Senate and House and a hotly contested United States Senate race.  In addition, there are two State Constitutional Amendments and six County Charter Amendments. Register in person at Kona Kmart, Malama Market in Pahoa, and Hilo Bayfront from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Or go to the County Eletions office at 25 Aupuni Center or at West Hawaii Civic…

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First Election Results Look Like Mayor Race Going to Runoff

August 11, 2012
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Once the Hawaii County Polls closed at 7:30, the State released its first set of results.  The first printout traditionally includes mostly absentee votes, either those mailed in  or those voters who voted during Early Voting at the three Hawaii Island sites.   There are no votes included from those who voted on Hawaii Island today. The Mayor race in the first printout shows incumbent Mayor Billy Kenoi with 7,627 votes, or 43.3% of the vote.  Former Mayor Harry Kim has 6.111 votes, or 34.7%.  In third, County Council Chair Dominic Yagong has 18.3%, or 3,233…

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At Least Four Kona Precincts Open Late (Updated 11 a.m.)

August 11, 2012
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At Least Four Kona Precincts Open Late (Updated 11 a.m.)

At least four polling places in Kona did not receive their poll books, their voter lists, as expected Saturday morning and those polling locations were not able to open on time.  Saturday, August 11 is Primary Election Day in Hawaii.  On Hawaii Island, several key positions are at stake and may be settled in today’s Primary, including Mayor, County Prosecutor, and all nine County Council members.  There are also key party races to be decided. The four confirmed locations are at Kahakai School, Kona Vistas, Holualoa, and Palisades.  At Kona Vistas, Agnes Lui they said…

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Na Leo to Air Mayor, Prosecutor Candidate Forums

July 12, 2012
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Na Leo to Air Mayor, Prosecutor Candidate Forums

Na Leo ‘O Hawaii, the public access television station on Hawaii Island, will air the most recent candidate forums held on Hawaii Island for Mayor and for County Prosecutor.   The Mayor Forum and Prosecutor Forum that took place in Kona on Monday, July 9, at Kealakehe High will air on Na Leo ‘O Hawaii.   The candidates include Mayor Billy Kenoi, former Mayor Harry Kim, and County Council Chair Dominic Yagong running for Mayor, and for County Prosecutor, Corporation Council Lincoln Ashida, criminal attorney Paul Dolan, and Deputy Prosecutor Mitch Roth. Channel 53 Fri…

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Waimea Candidate Forum is 4 p.m. Thursday

July 11, 2012
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Community members are invited to take part  in a second voter education candidate forum at Waimea School Cafeteria, at 4 p.m., Thurs., July 12, 2012.  Candidates will answer a few questions up front and then go from table to table to answer constituent questions. Please note the 4 p.m. time – Waimea Community Association usually meets at 5:15 p.m. and earlier news releases about this group’s candidate forums said 5:15 p.m. for July 12.  However, the time has been moved earlier to enable North Hawai’i residents to attend the forum and then go to Hilo…

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Mayor Forum Monday in Kona; Many Forums Islandwide

July 8, 2012
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Mayor Forum Monday in Kona; Many Forums Islandwide

The three major candidates for Hawaii County Mayor will meet in their second moderated candidate forum on Monday, July 9, at Kealakehe High School at 6 p.m.  Incumbent Mayor Billy Kenoi faced his challengers, County Council Chair Dominic Yagong and former Mayor Harry Kim, last Thursday at Sangha Hall before a crowd of more than 450 people.   The candidates answered questions about budget, garbage, alternative power, and more.  The exchanges, especially between Mayor Kenoi and Dominic Yagong, at times got heated.  But former Mayor Harry Kim got a bit hot under the collar, too, when…

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Mayor Candidates in the Hot Seat Starting Thursday

July 3, 2012
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There are several candidate forums coming up, with the candidates for Hawaii County Mayor up this week and next. Thursday, July 5, 6 p.m., a Mayor Forum at Sangha Hall, sponsored by Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Kanoelehua Industrial Area Association, Hawaii Island Board of Realtors, Hawaii Island Contractors Association.  The forum will include three of the six candidates for Mayor:   incumbent Mayor Billy Kenoi, who is seeking a second term; former Mayor Harry Kim, who’s seeking to return to public life after 8 years as Mayor and four years of…

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Council Candidates for Waikoloa, Waimea, Meet Wed in Waikoloa –And More to Come!

June 27, 2012
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The candidates for County Council District 9 will meet in a moderated forum tonight, Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m. at Waikoloa School.  District 9  includes Waikoloa, Waimea, and all of Kohala.  The candidates running for the office include  Bob Green, Bill Sanborn, Sonny Shimaoka and Margaret Wille.  The office has no incumbent, as longtime Council member Pete Hoffman has served four subsequent terms, the maximum allowed by County Charter. Noa Lincoln of LAVA 105?s Blues Power show will moderate the forum.  Candidates will make opening statements, answer questions previously submitted by the sponsoring organizations…

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State Senate Forum Tonight in Kona–Many More to Come

June 26, 2012
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There are three candidate forums coming up on Hawaii Island this week, and many more in the next several weeks around the island.   Tuesday, June 26, tonight, at Hualalai Academy at the end of Kealaka’a Street past Kealakehe Elementary School, the League of Women Voters forum will start at 6 p.m.  The candidates include those for State Senate District 3 (Ka’u into North Kona), Democrat incumbent Senator Josh Green, Nonpartisan Candidate Michael Last, and Republicans who will face off in the August 11 Primary Election, Jeff LaFrance and John Totten.  The forum will also…

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Honoka’a Man Going to Prison for Drugs–Thanks to Drug Dog for the Alert

June 21, 2012
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Honoka’a Man Going to Prison for Drugs–Thanks to Drug Dog for the Alert

Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi announced that on June 21, 2012, Glennon Pine, a 38 year-old resident of Honoka`a  was sentenced to ten years in prison for the offense of Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Second Degree.   On July 6, 2011, Pine was stopped by police on Ahualoa Road for driving without a valid driver license. A narcotic detection canine alerted to the presence of contraband within his vehicle, and police then obtained a search warrant to search his vehicle.  Within the vehicle, police found 14.23 grams of methamphetamine packaged in four separate packets,…

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Candidates Opening Campaign Offices, Having Events on the Island

May 23, 2012
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Several candidates for office are going into a full press mode on their campaigns.  Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi, who faces County Council Chair Dominic Yagong, will open his campaign headquarters in Kona on Wednesday, May 23, at 5 pm.  The Kona headquarters is in the Hale Kui Plaza, mauka of Home Depot, near Costco, and the public is invited to take part in the opening.  Kenoi opened his Hilo campaign office at 94 Kalanianaole on Friday, May 4, with a blessing, food, and celebration and hundreds in attendance. Kenoi’s primary opponent, Dominic Yagong, has…

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Convicted Sex Offender Granted New Trial in Big Island Case

March 1, 2012
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Convicted Sex Offender Granted New Trial in Big Island Case

The Hawaii State Supreme Court has set aside the conviction of a Hawaii Island man who was convicted of attempted sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl at a Pepe’ekeo church in 2007.   The Court has ordered a new trial.   Peter Kalani Bailey, now 54,  was the music director for the Hamakua Coast Assembly of God at the time of the offense.  He was found guilty on four counts of first-degree attempted sexual assault.  The Supreme Court ordered the new trial because during deliberations, one of the jurors had told other jurors that Bailey had…

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