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Decision 2014

Takai, Gabbard headed to U.S. House

HONOLULU — Democratic state Rep. Mark Takai garnered 82,462 votes to former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou’s 76,422 votes in the race to represent Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District, according to final returns Tuesday.

Ige wins, keeping Dem in top office

HONOLULU — State Sen. David Ige coasted to a win as Hawaii’s next governor Tuesday night, allowing Democrats to hold on to the state’s highest office after voters resoundingly ousted incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the primary.

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Honolulu super PAC questioned on reports

A Honolulu political action committee that ran negative ads slamming incumbent Kohala County Councilwoman Margaret Wille is being looked into by the state Campaign Spending Commission, following complaints from a political activist.

Hawaii governor hopefuls spar over budget

HONOLULU — Hawaii gubernatorial candidates had tough questions for their opponents as they debated starting new public-private partnerships to address recurring problems and sparred over who would inflict less pain while balancing the budget.