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Brian Schatz scrambling to win over Puna voters after Tropical Storm Iselle delayed voting at a couple of precincts. Schatz, who former Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed to the seat, won by 1,769 votes. "What I did learn is the strong sense of independence that the people feel there," Hanabusa said.
There was some discussion Wednesday about reviving a departmental effort that languished in former Gov. Neil Abercrombie's final days in office in 2014 that would require an upgrade to a septic or other wastewater system upon the sale of the property. Kawaoka has said that plan did not go over well with ...

Neil Abercrombie signed the program into law, after which a 2014 bond issue raised $150 million for the program. Recently, in Order No. 34930, the Hawaii public utilities Commission focused on how the GEMS program was coexisting with another ratepayer-funded program, which you may know as ...
Hanabusa needs to follow the example of Neil Abercrombie, who left the very same seat in Congress after 20 years to run for governor. That set up a special election in May 2010 to fill out the remainder of his term. Hawaii voters deserve nothing short of full and active representation in the U.S. House of ...
He said he's made hard, sometimes unpopular decisions. Ige defeated a sitting governor in the Democratic primary four years ago, the first such victory in Hawaii history. Now, he finds himself in the same position as his former foe, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, in defending himself against a primary challenger.
That's in contrast to Neil Abercrombie, who resigned early from Congress in 2010 to run successfully for governor. Hanabusa eventually replaced Abercrombie in Congress. Abercrombie was not required to step down from his federal job. But his primary opponent that year, Honolulu Mayor Mufi ...

The big difference is that everyone knew who Neil Abercrombie was and no one knew who David Ige was. Ige is better known today, of course, but Hanabusa is a brand name. And while the severely underfunded Ige in 2014 ousted the deep-pockets career politician in an unprecedented upset, Hanabusa ...
Neil Abercrombie made the same request. At the time, Ige was chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. "Governor Ige, who was my counterpart at that point, and I rejected it. He should kind of assume that's what we're going to do as well," Luke said. Luke says the best way to fund the transition ...
First, we will have a primary race within the Democratic party with an incumbent. Gov. David Ige is running for re-election. As he did with Neil Abercrombie, then the governor and a former congressman, Ige's faced with another opponent from Congress. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has pretty much made it clear ...
David Ige, she said in an interview on Hawaii News Now Sunrise. "It's about getting things for Hawaii, and unless you understand the process it takes, you're not going to be effective in Hawaii," Hanabusa said. When Ige was elected in 2014, he unseated then-Gov. Neil Abercrombie. "People did not like ...
Neil Abercrombie, government relations director for USU, said the Logan university has not taken an official position on the bill. He said USU will take the same position on it as the Board of Regents and Higher education commissioner. "I think there's going to continue to be a higher education discussion ...
"These students really needed somebody on their side, sitting at the table-making decision and holding colleagues accountable," she said. Iwamoto was reelected in 2010, the last election to determine the board, which switched to an appointment process. Later, Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed her to the ...
Established in the 1970s with the help of then-Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi and then-state Rep. Neil Abercrombie, this is the only public library in Hawaii that isn't funded by the state. It's located in one of several city-owned properties in Makiki District Park, formerly a research center for the Hawaiian Sugar ...
Neil Abercrombie and other dignitaries attended a memorial service for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye at Honolulu's National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Jean Harris, the patrician girls' school headmistress who spent 12 years in prison for the 1980 killing of her longtime lover, "Scarsdale Diet" doctor ...
This week, KHON2 marks the 65th anniversary of our first broadcast and to celebrate, we've been looking back at Hawaii's Heritage, Our Yesterdays and Tomorrows. This morning on Wake Up 2day, former Governor Neil Abercrombie joined us in studio to reflect back on the last six decades in Hawaii.
State minimum wage raise. Hawai'i's minimum wage will again increase on Jan. 1, to $10.10 per hour. The law, signed by then-Gov. Neil Abercrombie in 2014, has incrementally raised the state's minimum wage from $7.75 per hour in 2015 to $9.25 last year.
Neil Abercrombie's administration. Ala Moana is the first neighborhood where the city's vision for redeveloping the urban core is becoming a ...

Neil Abercrombie 67 percent to 32 percent in the 2014 primary, so a victory would not be unprecedented. As the Democratic nominee, ...
Two high-profile challengers will spice up the races for the embattled Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees. By Chad Blair / October 31, ...
After all, the most notable elected officials to be thrown out of office lately were Neil Abercrombie and Sam Slom, both of whom needed to work ...
State Legislative leaders have announced their four picks to serve as nonvoting members on the volunteer Honolulu Authority for Rapid ...
Neil Abercrombie. Senate President Ron Kouchi would have been first in line to succeed Tsutsui. He plans to continue his work in the ...
Former U.S. Congressman and Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie and his wife, Nancie Caraway, make their Manoa home a peaceful place to ...
In addition to Cockett, Hawks, Sakrison and wells, the meeting included USU vice presidents Neil Abercrombie and David Clark, USU Vice ...
Brian Schatz for a seat in the U.S. Senate, and Ige was running for governor against Neil Abercrombie, Hawai'i's Democratic incumbent.
Neil Abercrombie's BOE appointees had moved BOE meetings to Tuesdays during the day. Working people, like teachers, could not attend ...
Anyone wishing to tour the building must apply in writing to David M. Louie, who was Hawaii attorney general during Gov. Neil Abercrombie's ...
... Daniel Inouye after his death in 2012 by Governor Neil Abercrombie and won his first six-year term in 2016, has pushed on climate change.
... for example, President Barack Obama unsuccessfully endorsed Hawaii's Neil Abercrombie and Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter in primaries.
A company points to a 2012 state law as it sues for the right to sell its coffee beans and cigars on agricultural land. By Stewart Yerton / About 9 ...
Neil Abercrombie was on Maui for the opening of the Lahaina bypass, I spoke with him one on one. He told me that as long as he was governor ...
Neil Abercrombie's (D) term, but both lost to Republican Charles Djou. Later that year, Hanabusa, who had the support of U.S. Sens. Daniel ...
Her campaign field coordinator, Reena Rabago, said Hanabusa will not resign to run for governor, as U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie did in 2010.
Neil Abercrombie in his recent commentary, "Big Wind Column Full of Hot Air" (Aug. 28), took issue with statements made by Robin Kaye in his ...
Neil Abercrombie as a more even-keeled candidate. Abercrombie's defeat made him the first Hawaii governor to lose to a primary challenger ...
The last person to do this was Gov. Neil Abercrombie. Some say Abercrombie's fiery personality worked for him in one setting, but not the other.
Neil Abercrombie saw things differently. He picked his lieutenant governor, Brian Schatz, to fill Inouye's seat until a special election in 2014.
Neil Abercrombie and Lanai activist Robin Kaye agreed that the governor visited Lanai. But that's about all they agree on when it comes to the ...
"I don't think that's going to be an issue," said Democrat Neil Abercrombie, a former congressman who just as fervently supports civil unions.
Neil Abercrombie, USU director of government relations, said he is optimistic the Legislature will fund the BNR renovation, and the school has ...
Neil Abercrombie asking him to appoint Democratic Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to succeed him. (Abercrombie appointed Democratic Lt. Gov.
In the interim, he used Neil Abercrombie, director of government relations, and Dave Cowley, vice president of business and finance, to fill Behunin's shoes.
Sometimes the views of donors diverge from the views of the supporters who count the most - voters - and candidates are at risk. Ask former Gov.
Neil Abercrombie, the director of government relations at USU, said he wasn't sure when the tradition began, but that "it really is a major tradition up here (on Capitol Hill).
The Hawai'i Alliance for Progressive Action (HAPA) and its education Alliance Partners have launched the 2017 "Kuleana Academy," a leadership development and political candidate training program involving 17 participants statewide.
Neil Abercrombie, USU director of government relations, said USU officials supports Coleman's bill. "I think striking this balance between our effort for a safe environment for our students, but then also the confidentiality and individual choice of ...
Neil Abercrombie again raised our motor vehicle registration, then our county raised the county fee and now we are going to get raised again and on vehicle weight tax.
Reef advocates across Hawaii and and around the world will be watching the Ige administration closely in the next few months. Notably, Governor David Ige came into office on an upset over incumbent Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii's first one-term governor who ...
Neil Abercrombie. He resigned after news leaked that he had an affair with a woman while serving as a vicar general at a Catholic Church in Kailua.
Neil Abercrombie in 2011 to serve as state homeless director but resigned in 2012 when news leaked that he had an affair with a woman when he was serving at St. John Vianney parish in Kailua.


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