Ige supports state tax on properties to fund education

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige lent his political weight Monday night to a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the state to tax investment properties to support public education, while also promising to veto any resulting bill that might raise property taxes for owner-occupied homes or increase rents on affordable housing.

‘Most contentious issue’ facing General Election voters tops WCA meeting agenda

WAIMEA — Civil Beat, the Hawaii-focused online news service that prides itself on its investigative reporting, calls a constitutional amendment on the 2018 Hawaii General Election ballot — which proposes establishing a new tax on investment properties to support public education — “one of the most contentious issues to go before voters.”

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to — midterm elections?

WASHINGTON — As the late Sen. John McCain’s departing call to national unity reverberated across America this past week, Donald Trump’s prediction of violence should Democrats prevail in November’s midterm elections seemed both discordant and, well, weird.

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.

Several precincts reporting in primary election races

KAILUA-KONA — With 246 of the 249 precincts reporting, Gov. David Ige captured 118,222 votes over his opponent Colleen Hanabusa’s 101,896 votes. As of 11 p.m. Saturday, Ige was declared winner in the Democratic primary for governor.

Governor pushes ahead on re-election bid

KAILUA-KONA — Gov. David Ige’s campaign favors its candidate an “innovative and collaborative leader,” and there are few places that’s more evident, Ige says, than in West Hawaii.