Bad blood in Puna: Ousted councilwoman cries foul

HILO — When the dust settled on the Hawaii County Council District 4 primary election race, the final returns showed a political newcomer winning a 20-point landslide as a result of what she called an “aloha-driven, clean, positive campaign” and the ousted incumbent saying it “was anything but that.”

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.

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.

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.