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Supreme Court rules in favor of fourth Senate seat

Hawaii 24/7 Staff In a ruling Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the state’s 2012 reapportionment plan that gave the Big Island a fourth Senate seat At issue was whether to count or omit some military personnel and students when calculating population and determining state legislative districts. Plaintiffs argued the reapportionment plan wrongfully excluded 108,767 […]

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Rep. Bob Herkes points to a change in the state House boundaries. (Hawaii 24/7 photo by Karin Stanton)

State elections appear set as judges shoot down redistricting challenge

Panel denies preliminary injunction to avoid ‘spawning chaos rather than confidence’

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Solomon, Roehrig to speak at luncheon (March 3)

Solomon, Roehrig to speak at luncheon (March 3)

MEDIA RELEASE To celebrate passage of several significant public policy initiatives to help rebuild Hawaii’s economy by the 2011 Hawaii State Legislature, and a successful Supreme Court challenge of the State Reapportionment Commission to secure a fourth State Senate seat for Hawaii Island, the Friends of Malama Solomon are holding a luncheon at 11 a.m. […]

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Judges ruled 5-0 that maps are 'constitutionally invalid'; Big Isle may gain state seats

Hawaii Supreme Court tosses out state reapportionment plan

Judges ruled 5-0 that maps are ‘constitutionally invalid’; Big Isle may gain state seats

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Waimea agenda includes redistricting, coqui frogs

Waimea agenda includes redistricting, coqui frogs

MEDIA RELEASE Hot topics ranging from County of Hawaii Redistricting Commission’s controversial draft map impacting South Kohala voters, to Waimea’s newly forming coqui eradicators organization, to a more complete update on North Hawaii Community Hospital, to a briefing on the exciting 2nd Annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival in January 2012 will top Waimea Community Association’s […]

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County Democrats resolution for fair representation

County Democrats resolution for fair representation

The Hawaii County Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawaii has adopted a resolution to secure fair, equitable representation for the residents of Hawaii County. The resolution reads: The Hawaii County Committee (HCC) of the Democratic Party of Hawaii (DPH) – at its Sunday, June 10, 2011 meeting – unanimously voted to request that the […]

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Time for reapportionment, or redistricting

Time for reapportionment, or redistricting

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Legislature’s Public Access Room is offers some information on reapportionment, also known as redistricting: You’re sure to hear more about this in the coming months, so it’s a good idea to review some of the basics. The Senate and House district boundaries are revisited every 10 years, to review census data […]

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Applicants sought for reapportionment panel

Applicants sought for reapportionment panel

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii County Charter (Section 3-17) provides for the empanelling of a Reapportionment Commission every 10 years, beginning in 1991, which means 2011 is a “reapportionment year.” Nine citizens (one from each Council district) will be nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the Council by March 1, 2011. The job of the […]

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