‘Dr. Kimo’ Alameda informally announces 2024 run for Hawaiʻi County mayor on 54th birthday

Alameda, who was born and raised in the Hilo area, will spend the next six months collecting feedback from constituents and formulating his top prioritie.

Kimo Alameda to announce 2024 run for Hawai‘i County mayor

Kimo Alameda, who has been lead of the Hawai‘i Island Fentanyl Task Force and vice president of business development for Hawai‘i Island Community Health Center since 2022, will share his thoughts about stepping away from those roles and his mayoral run during a press conference July 12.

In inauguration speech, Gov. Green touts his Big Island ties as rural doctor

Josh Green, the state’s ninth governor, names affordable housing, homelessness, poverty and climate change as key issues for his administration during his inauguration in Honolulu on Monday.

New Hawai’i County Council to be sworn in Monday

The Hawai‘i County Inaugural Ceremony is at noon Monday at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

Do you want to work for Governor-elect Josh Green?

Governor-elect Josh Green today launched a website to begin taking applications for the Office of the Governor, Cabinet, and Boards and Commissions.

Democrats sweep Hawaiʻi governorship, US Senate seat and two US House seats

Democrats sweep the top races in Hawaiʻi, with Josh Green winning the governorship, Brian Schatz being reelected to the US Senate and Ed Case and Jill Tokuda winning the two US House seats.

Kagiwada wins Hawai’i County Council District 2 seat; three County Charter amendments approved

Only one Hawai’i County Council seat is up for grabs: District 2 that pits political newcomers Jennifer Kagiwada and Matthias Kusch. Three proposed County Charter Amendments also are on the ballot.

Inouye, San Buenaventura, Richards win state Senate seats representing Big Island

There are three State Senate races on the Big Island, including District 4, that pits the former Senator of District 1 Lorraine Inouye against Helen Tupai.

Incumbents on Big Island keep their seats in the State House

Hawaiʻi County will vote for five state representatives in the 2022 General Election. The county has one more seat in the House due to an increase in population.

Live 2022 Election Results: Big Island and Hawaiʻi state races

Democrats sweep top Hawai’i race, with Josh Green winning the governorship, Brian Schatz reelected as US Senator and incumbent Ed Case and Jill Tokuda winning US House seats.

50,000 Big Island residents have voted; ballots must be received by 7 p.m. today to count

Big Island Now will have fast local and state results, updated every five minutes. The first results are expected to be available at about 7:30 p.m.

It’s Election Day: Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. HST on Big Island to count

On the Big Island, registered voters can drop off their ballots at any of the nine drop box locations or at Hawaiʻi County’s two Voter Service Centers in Hilo and Kona.

What the 64% of Big Island voters who have yet to cast ballots for Nov. 8 Election need to know

Have you voted yet? There’s only three days left to turn in your ballot to be counted. The deadline is 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.

Governor’s Race: Both candidates have served the state as lieutenant governor

The 2022 race for governor features two men who each have served the state as lieutenant governor.

Election reminder: Ballots must be received by 7 pm on Nov. 8 to count

With less than one week to go, election officials recommend Hawaiʻi voters return their completed ballots by dropping them off at a ballot drop box or by visiting a voter service center within their county rather than placing them in the mail.

Q&A: Learn about Big Island candidates running for House of Representatives

Meet Hawai’i Island’s candidates for the House of Representatives.

Candidate Q&A: Meet Hawai‘i Island’s Senate candidates

More representation for Hawai‘i County residents is coming to the State Legislature as an additional House seat was created in January due to the rise in the island’s population, according to the 2020 U.S. Census.

Hawai’i County Council District 2 race features political newcomers Kagiwada and Kusch

District 2 is the only race left to be decided for the Hawai’i County Council.

What Hawaiʻi County voters need to know about three proposed Charter amendments?

The Charter amendments involve creating a Youth Commission, adding two members to the Board of Ethics and giving the County Auditor power to investigate abuse, waste and fraud.

What to know about voting in Nov. 8 election on Big Island

The Hawai’i County Elections Division will begin mailing ballots to registered Hawai’i Island voters for the general election on Oct. 19 and voters should receive them between Oct. 21 and 26.
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