It’s pitch dark, and I’m dangling from a rope beneath a boat drifting a couple miles off shore, like bait on the end of a hook.
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While Democratic voters dominate in Hawaii, Republicans have raked in enough votes to win. Here’s how the parties stack up against each other among the state’s voters:
HONOLULU — Hawaii state Sen. David Ige surprised political observers when he pulled off a historic upset, beating incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic primary for governor.
HONOLULU (AP) — A wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 20 homes in Makakilo more than a week ago is flaring up again, prompting firefighters to take a stand by the structures to protect them from the flames.
HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities say a hole in a ceiling and an open gate helped an inmate escape from the Oahu Community Correctional Center.
HONOLULU — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is hoping a federal judge in Hawaii approves $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai workers.
KAANAPALI, Maui (AP) — An Arizona man died after being pulled from a beach in west Maui.
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge tentatively scheduled a possible third trial for a federal agent recently found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of a man in a Waikiki fast-food restaurant.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Army National Guard is cancelling monthly drills for 3,000 soldiers scheduled for next weekend because of a nationwide budget shortfall.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit seeking to allow voters on the storm-damaged Big Island to vote.
HONOLULU — Hawaii tourism officials said Thursday they were tempering their expectations, but they still anticipate continued growth for the state’s biggest industry.
HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii says she won’t consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval.
HONOLULU (AP) — A Waianae man who drove the wrong way on the H-2 freeway and crashed head-on into another motorist was sentenced to four years of probation.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office released the names of two California men who drowned off a Honolulu beach.