East vs. West: Who should get the eighth House seat?

  • A map recommended by a Reapportionment Commission panel, left, puts the 8th House seat in West Hawaii, while a community group led by Puna residents put the district in that region on their map, right. (Maps from Reapportionment Commission)

  • Current House map (Reapportionment Commission)

The addition of a new Big Island seat in the state House has set up a battle about whether it should go to East Hawaii or West Hawaii.