Green Party of Hawaii to convene
The Green Party of Hawaii will hold its annual state convention Saturday on the Big Island.
GPH officers and delegates to the National Committee of the Green Party of the United States will be selected during the convention.
The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Hawaiian Acres Community Association Center in the Puna District. The center is located at 16-1325 Moho Road.
The GPH is part of a coalition of independent state Green Parties and is affiliated with the Green Party of the United States.
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Sen. Hee to run for lieutenant governor
HONOLULU (AP) - State Sen. Clayton Hee has announced that he will run for lieutenant governor, challenging incumbent Shan Tsutsui in the primary.
The Democrat who represents Kaneohe made the announcement Sunday.
Hee serves as chairman of the Judiciary and Labor Committee. He has been a strong advocate for raising the minimum wage.
This isn't Hee's first time running for lieutenant governor. He ran unsuccessfully in 2002. Before that, Hee served as a state representative from 1982 to 1984 and as a state senator from 1984 to 1988. He also served in the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from 1990 to 2002.
Hee said he will aim to make Hawaii a better place to live, work and visit.
He said he has focused on helping the working poor, preserving open spaces and addressing Hawaiian issues.