Honolulu Mayor

Ashley Mizuo

Some Chinatown merchants are not happy with the new garbage bag mandate that requires their trash be disposed of in city-required yellow bags for pickup by city trash collectors.

Ashley Mizuo

Chinatown merchants are now required to use city-mandated yellow bags to dispose of their curbside trash, otherwise it won't be picked up by city trash collectors.

Hawaiʻi House Democrats

Capitol Time Capsule; Alternatives to Statehood; Caldwell Weights Gubernatorial Run; Update on State’s Ocean Resources Management Plan

Wayne Yoshioka

State lawmakers started their Special Session today to focus on funding for Honolulu’s cash-strapped rail project. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Hawai'i GOP Lost Key Races

Nov 9, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

The Republican Party’s General Election sweep on the mainland was in stark contrast to political races in Hawai’i where GOP candidates were defeated.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell Wins

Nov 9, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

Highly contested local races ended with few surprises last night.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Town Square: Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Oct 26, 2016
Kirk Cadwell
Kirk Caldwell

Some think he has the race all sewn up. And while Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell hopes that's true, whoever is declared Mayor on Nov 8 will still have to face the issues voters want fixed. This afternoon on Town Square an open line to Kirk Caldwell.

FACT CHECK: Caldwell vs Djou Mayoral Campaigns

Oct 10, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

There are no televised debates scheduled for the race for Honolulu Mayor.   But there are a number of allegations from the two leading candidates that should be checked for accuracy.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka is doing that, beginning with this report. 

Wayne Yoshioka

The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai’i hosted a Candidate Debate for Honolulu Mayor.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka files this report. 

Hanabusa: Trust is Key in Honolulu Mayor's Race

Aug 9, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

More than half of O’ahu voters are expected to mail in their absentee ballots or do early walk-in voting before this Saturday’s primary election.   That means the stakes are still high in the race for Honolulu Mayor.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Forum

Jul 26, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

The Rotary Club of Honolulu hosted a forum for the race for Honolulu Mayor today.  It featured three candidates.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Focus on Other Candidates for Honolulu Mayor

Jul 25, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

There are 8 candidates running for Honolulu Mayor who have never been elected to public office.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka contacted them and 3 agreed to be interviewed.

Caldwell vs Martin for Honolulu Mayor in 2016?

Jun 23, 2015
Wayne Yoshioka

Honolulu’s Mayor has been engaged in an ongoing verbal battle with the Chair of the nine-member City Council.   Their latest exchange was over the City’s 2-billion dollar budget which passed without the Mayor’s signature.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, this could be only the beginning of a long political rivalry.