Lane closures planned islandwide

KAILUA-KONA — Motorists should expect delays this week on Mamalahoa Highway in Ka‘u as the state Department of Transportation paves a section of roadway near Manuka.

Sirens to be tested Tuesday through Thursday

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and Hawaii County Civil Defense will conduct siren testing starting Tuesday and continuing through Thursday at various locations on Hawaii Island

Kanuha wins Senate seat

KAILUA-KONA — Dru Kanuha defeated Brenda Ford in a hotly contested case Saturday for the Democratic nomination for the state’s 3rd Senate District.

David overcomes two challengers

HILO — Incumbent Councilwoman Maile David easily held her District 6 seat against two challengers Saturday, winning a third term without being forced to a runoff in the general election.

Richards wins re-election

HILO — Incumbent Kohala Councilman Tim Richards won his second term Saturday, holding off his lone challenger by claiming 2,531 votes, or 54.16 percent of the vote with all three precincts reporting Saturday night.

Creagan beats Kapela

KAILUA-KONA — Rep. Richard Creagan fended off two challengers in Saturday’s Democratic primary election and, without a Republican candidate on November’s ballot, secured another term representing District 5 in the state’s House of Representatives.

Inouye holds state Senate seat

KAILUA-KONA — Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye, who represents North Hawaii in the state Senate, defeated challenger Heather Kimball in Saturday night’s Democratic primary.

Green takes lieutenant governor

KAILUA-KONA — As midnight this morning approached, it appeared Big Island Sen. Josh Green had eked out victory in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor of the state of Hawaii.

Tarnas unseats Evans

KAILUA-KONA — Challenger David Tarnas on Saturday unseated incumbent Cindy Evans in the Democratic primary for one of Hawaii’s longest-occupied seats in the state House of Representatives.