Inouye, Kimball face off for state seat

  • District 4 Sen. Lorraine Inouye, l, interacts with challenger Heather Kimball at a candidate forum Monday in Hilo. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — Incumbent state Sen. Lorraine Inouye and challenger Heather Kimball faced off Monday night in a wide-ranging forum touching on repairing the Big Island’s post-eruption economy, shortages of doctors and teachers, cesspools, money in politics and making government more efficient.