Honolulu Mayoral Race

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Caldwell held lead till the end (Updated)

The fourth election printout is now available, and it shows that Caldwell's early 9% lead stayed roughly constant throughout the evening. Read More »

2nd printout: Caldwell holds lead

With an additional 60,000 votes counted, Caldwell still leads Cayetano by nine percentage points.

Ikaika M Hussey
Letter to the next mayor: We need a better planning process
  • Opinion

Hardline supporters or opponents of this rail plan have an easy choice on Tuesday. But moderates – such as myself – who want mass transit yet oppose the specifics of this rail plan are in a difficult position. Read More »

Ikaika M Hussey
Cayetano puts TV stations on notice to stop airing ads →

Mayoral candidate Ben Cayetano is warning local news stations by putting them on notice to stop airing certain political ads created by Pacific Resource Partnership. If the stations do not comply, they may become apart of the libel and slander lawsuit that Cayetano has filed against PRP. TV stations are required by law to run candidates’ political ads, however, the law differs when it comes to third party ads. More at Civil Beat »

Highlights from public mayoral debate

Climate change, energy, PLDC -- and yes, rail -- were the topics of discussion at Saturday's Honolulu Mayoral Debate. Read More »

It’s debate day
  • Announcement

The Honolulu Mayoral Debate begins this morning at 10 am, in UH Law School Classroom #2. Please join us, or follow the debate live on ‘Olelo channel 53. We'll be tweeting using the hashtag #hnlmayor, so you can chime in on that search term.

Mayoral candidates to debate key issues Saturday
  • Announcement

Ben Cayetano and Kirk Caldwell will debate O‘ahu's key issues Saturday morning, 10 am to noon, at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2. Read More »

Caldwell, Cayetano meet with Kokua Council →

The Kokua Council, a senior-citizens advocacy organization, met with mayoral candidates Ben Cayetano and Kirk Caldwell today. The audio of their conversation is linked here. More at Kokua Council »

Call for questions for mayoral candidates

The Independent is asking for your input on questions that we'll pose to Ben Cayetano and Kirk Caldwell, Honolulu's mayoral candidates. We'd like to include your voice to the greatest extent possible. Read More »

Ikaika M Hussey