Still trying to find the time to sit down and write a summation of the Big Island Chronicle Candidates Forum and Debates held Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 at the Akebono Theater. Â In the meantime, I want to point out to you that Dave Corrigan, with Big Island Video News, has coverage of the event posted on his blog and I strongly urge you to check it out here and here. Mahalo nui loa, Dave! A round of applause for Big Island Video News! Baron Sekiya of Hawaii247.com also videoed some of the forum and debates and, when that coverage is up on that site, I’ll let you know.
You can also check out the live blogging from Bruce Albrecht at the event here andÂ here andÂ here andÂ here andÂ here andÂ here and here andÂ here andÂ here andÂ here and here and here and here andÂ here and here and here and here and here and here and here (more links when I have time). I can’t thank everyone enough for the participation and all the help that went into making this a very successful and informative event. Individual thank yous will be saved for my summation to come. Folks interested in local politics should know Malama O Puna is hosting a candidates’ debate at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility (Puna Community Center) at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010.
Below are my lengthy notes written up during the event: