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On The Campaign Trail

Social distancing hard on political campaigns

No beef stew fundraisers and in-person candidate forums and fewer yard signs and roadside sign waving are part of the new normal for Maui’s political campaign landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is an extraordinary period,” County Council Chairwoman Alice Lee said about the ...

Candidates complain about early ballot mailing

A couple of candidates running in Saturday’s primary election complained about mail-in ballots being sent out a week ahead of schedule, prompting them to scramble to reschedule the release of their advertising materials. First-time County Council candidate Sne Patel said he and other new ...

On The Campaign Trail

House District 13 candidate Walter Ritte will be meeting with voters in Paia, Haiku and East Maui on Saturday and Sunday, according to an announcement. The event will start with sign-waving at Baldwin Beach Park from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a lunchtime talk story with Aunty ...

On The Campaign Trail

Simon Russell, who is seeking the state House District 12 seat, will host a Facebook Live Talk Story series from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and July 18. Each night Russell will focus on one of the four pillars of his election platform: aina, kuma, ohana and loli. Post questions ...

On The Campaign Trail

Tamara Paltin, who is seeking reelection to her West Maui residency seat, has filed nomination papers to run for her second two-year term on the Maui County Council. “There were many important matters that came before the council, but I’m really glad that I helped secure Hanakao`o Beach ...

On The Campaign Trail

A Keiki to the Polls event, where voters bring their children with them to cast their ballot, is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku to coincide with absentee walk-in voting. The event is hosted by the Maui Women’s March and The ...