Two candidates, State Sen. Carol Fukunaga and former Honolulu Councilman Jon Yoshimura, have already said they plan to run.
It’s expected a lot more are interested. The dates to file for candidacy are from Aug. 22 to Aug. 31.
To see how Gabbard’s resignation impacts the council, read my story here.
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Hawaiian Airlines Pilots To Picket
Hawaiian Airlines pilots plan to picket again at Honolulu International Airport on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to protest the pace of contract talks with the airline.
Hawaii And FBI Gun Database
Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere in the country.
Sports Authority Closing All Stores
The 463-store chain announced it is completely shutting down. It operates eight stores in Hawaii, including four on Oahu.
We might spend about $1.74 billion less in local funds by dismantling the project instead of completing it. But that could prove costly in other ways.