Kouchi: No special session over Obrero

LIHU‘E — State Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi, a Democrat who represents Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau, reported Friday there will be no special legislative session to address issues raised by the Hawai‘i Supreme Court in the Obrero case.

HOOSER: Council to give $7 million for 10 words

The Kaua‘i County Council agenda set for Wednesday, Sept. 21, includes Resolution 2022-28, which proposes to transfer to the Grove Farm Company approximately $7 million in taxpayer-funded property improvements, newly constructed buildings, related infrastructure, and nearly six acres of land — that same land that Grove Farm had previously given to the county.

Congress eyes strongest response yet to Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are voting this week on changes to a 19th century law for certifying presidential elections, their strongest legislative response yet to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat.

Candidates talk housing, business in Kapa‘a

KAPA‘A — Fifteen candidates for County Council and the state Legislature gathered behind the Dolphin Touch Wellness Center Thursday evening to talk politics over musubis in an event hosted by the Kapa‘a Business Association.

Kaua‘i rent assistance changes coming

LIHU‘E — Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kaua‘i Federal Credit Union’s Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program has distributed more than $25 million in federal funds to 2,400 Kaua‘i households struggling to make ends meet.

Candidates come out for Lihu‘e coffee hour

LIHU‘E — There were more candidates in the general election than kupuna who showed up for the Tuesday coffee hour coordinated by Pam Jardin of the Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center seniors.

Trump’s PAC faces scrutiny amid intensifying legal probes

WASHINGTON — Sitting on top of more than $115 million across several political committees, Donald Trump has positioned himself as a uniquely indomitable force in the GOP who would almost certainly have the resources to swamp his rivals if he launched another presidential campaign.

$300 tax rebates coming

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i taxpayers will be receiving constitutionally mandated tax rebates over the next several weeks after a rebound in tourism fueled a jump in state tax revenue.

GOP candidates mask rigid abortion stances after Roe ruling

DES MOINES, Iowa — During a primary debate in May, Iowa Republican Zach Nunn and his two rivals were asked to raise their hand if they thought all abortions should be illegal. “All abortions, no exceptions,” the moderator clarified.

Prosecutor: Trump ally arranged meeting with poll worker

ATLANTA — After the 2020 election, a Georgia poll worker who was falsely accused of voting fraud by former President Donald Trump was pressured and threatened with imprisonment during a meeting arranged with the help of an ally of the Trump campaign, a prosecutor said in a court filing Friday.