Hawaii Island

Mystery Deepens at Elections Office

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The Hawaii County elections office has been out of touch with the state elections office for weeks.  It also hasn't responded to questions from the media.  And now, as Sherry Bracken reports from the Big Island, the mystery has only deepened.

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Elections Office Explains One-Day Closure

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Hawaii County’s Elections Office was closed Monday with no warning, and no explanation—only 19 days before the primary election. From Hawaii Island, HPR’s Sherry Bracken tells us what she’s been able to find out about the mystery.

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Three Mayoral Candidates Discuss Priorities

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The leading candidates for Hawaii County mayor have now met in two moderated candidate forums with another forum tomorrow at Waimea Middle School. HPR's Sherry Bracken says the candidates talked about their reasons for running and priorities if elected.

Editor's note: Sherry Bracken is the moderator for the referenced forums.

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Fire Chief Reflects on Three Weeks of Fires

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In the last three weeks, brush fires have burned about 6,000 acres on Hawaii Island, which just highlights the drought conditions on that island. HPR's Sherry Bracken talked to the Hawaii County Fire Chief about the situation.

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Candidates Face Off at Multiple Forums

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The Fourth of July always seems to be a popular day for politicians and that's certainly the case on Hawaii Island.  Today, candidates will be at parades, picnics, and rodeos.  But, starting tomorrow, those running for mayor face a busy week of forums. HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.

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