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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Party of One

 

Since statehood, Hawai‘i Republicans have won major races, though the victories have been few and far between. In 58 years, there have been two governors, one U.S. Senator and two U.S. Representatives. Democrats have clearly dominated, but Republicans kept it competitive, at least in certain elections for specific races – until now.

 

Currently, the State Legislature is made up of 70 Democrats and six Republicans, with one Republican seriously considering switching parties. Nationally, the majority of governors are Republican, the GOP has momentum across the country and Republicans are in charge in Washington, D.C.

 

Why does our local Republican Party seem to be disappearing? Have Hawai‘i politics become a “Party of One”?

 

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President Obama’s Farewell Address

 

President Barack Obama is scheduled to give his farewell address to the nation on Monday, January 9 at 4:00 pm. The President will deliver his speech from his hometown of Chicago, marking the first time that a President has returned to his hometown to deliver such a speech.

 

Through his address, the President will thank his supporters, celebrate the ways we have changed this country for the better these past eight years, and offer his vision on where we all go from here.

 

In 1796, as George Washington set the precedent for a peaceful, democratic transfer of power, he also set a precedent by penning a farewell address to the American people. Over the 220 years since, many American presidents have followed his lead.

 

(Source: whitehouse.gov)

 

FRONTLINE
President Trump

 

FRONTLINE examines the key moments that shaped President-elect Donald Trump. Interviews with advisors, business associates, and biographers reveal how Trump transformed himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Honolulu Charter Amendment 7 / State House District 34

 

Should the City and County of Honolulu create an Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency? Oahu residents will be asked to vote on that question which is just one of 20 Charter Amendments on the November ballot. Charter Commission representative Cheryl Soon will debate the merits of Amendment 7 with Libertarian and Downtown Neighborhood Board member Andrew Rothstein.

 

And it’s a 2014 rematch for State House District 34 covering Waimalu, Pearl City and Pacific Palisades. Two-term Democrat Gregg Takayama faces Republican challenger Jaci Agustin. Although Takayama defeated Agustin in the last election by nearly 2,000 votes, this rematch attracted national attention when the Republican State Leadership Committee named the race one of “16 in 16” races to watch across America.

 

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Honolulu City Prosecutor / State Senate District 13

 

Two attorneys are vying to represent the people of O‘ahu in criminal prosecutions. In this nonpartisan race, incumbent Honolulu City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro faces challenger Anosh Yaqoob, who says he’s proud that he’s not an “insider” and doesn’t want to see another incumbent run unopposed.

 

Meanwhile, Honolulu Democrat Rep. Karl Rhoads is seeking to move up to the State Senate seat that’s being vacated by longtime Sen. Suzanne Chun-Oakland. He is scheduled to appear with Libertarian candidate Harry Ozols, a retired pilot. Democrat-turned-Republican Rod Tam, a former state lawmaker and City Councilmember who pleaded guilty to spending improprieties, is also in the running. He declined to take part in this forum. Senate District 13 includes part of Downtown Honolulu, Nu‘uanu and Liliha.

 

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State House District 22 / State House District 3

 

In State House District 22 (Waikiki-Ala Moana-Kaka‘ako), Democratic incumbent Rep. Tom Brower is seeking his sixth term and faces a challenge from Republican Kathryn Henski, a retired businesswoman. Brower is the lawmaker who suffered injuries in an assault last year at a Kaka‘ako homeless camp where he was videotaping. In this district, homelessness is a top concern.

 

Some of the prominent issues in State House District 3 (including Hilo, Kea‘au, Kurtistown and Volcano on the Big Island) are the Thirty Meter Telescope controversy and GMO crops. Incumbent Democratic Rep. Richard Onishi has opposition from Green Party candidate Kealoha Pisciotta and Libertarian Gregory Arionoff. Arionoff has declined to appear on INSIGHTS because of his work schedule.

 

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State Senate District 9 / State House District 29

 

Former City Councilman Stanley Chang is challenging the State Senate’s only Republican incumbent, Sam Slom, in the race to represent East Honolulu, which includes Kahala, Diamond Head, ‘Aina Haina and Hawai‘i Kai. Chang and Slom are scheduled to answer your questions and concerns.

 

The House District 29 seat is up for grabs, since incumbent Karl Rhoads is running for the State Senate seat vacated by Suzanne Chun Oakland. The candidates vying to represent Chinatown, Kalihi and Iwilei – Democrat Daniel Holt and Republican Kaiwiola Coakley – are scheduled for a discussion during the second half of this program.

 

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Dick Cavett’s Watergate

 

From 1972 to 1974, as the Watergate scandal unfolded, television host Dick Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure. In this unique opportunity to mark the 40th anniversary of a defining moment in American history, witness Watergate through the words of the people who lived it: from the botched burglary at the Democratic National Headquarters; to the must-see TV of the daily Congressional Watergate hearings; to the ongoing behind-the-scenes battle between the White House and The Dick Cavett Show, culminating with the resignation of President Nixon on August 9, 1974.

 

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State Senate District 13

 

State Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, who has represented District 13 for 26 years, is retiring at the end of this term, leaving this local race without an incumbent. District 13 includes a portion of Downtown Honolulu and the outlying neighborhoods of Nu‘uanu and Liliha. The District 13 candidates scheduled to appear in this INSIGHTS discussion: Former State Board of Education member Kim Coco Iwamoto; attorney Keone Nakoa; and current State Rep. Karl Rhoads. They’ll discuss some of the biggest issues affecting the district – especially homelessness – and how they each plan to handle these issues, if elected.

 

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Honolulu Mayoral Candidates

 

This special edition of Insights on PBS Hawai‘i goes beyond the usual prepared talking points and sound bites to bring voters a live, loosely structured conversation with incumbent Mayor Kirk Caldwell, and his leading challengers – Peter Carlisle and Charles Djou.

 

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