5/18/2016 The city Department of Parks and Recreation closed Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve shortly after 11 a.m. due an electrical malfunction affecting the pump. [KHON ] The park reopened the next day. [KHON ]
5/18/2016 Sam Slom self-reports and apologizes for campaign error.
The previous day’s announcement that he was seeking re-election was issued via [his office]’s Capitol email account, at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, and includes the state seal. Slom said the error was “inadvertent,” as he had hoped to inform constituents of his health status since undergoing coronary bypass surgery last month. The email in question notes his “better-than-expected progress in his recovery.” “I did not look at it as any kind of campaigning,” he said. “I thought it was more informational. There were rumors that I wasn’t going to run again or that Gene Ward was going to run for my seat.”[Civil Beat]
5/17/2016 Sam Slom, the Hawaii Senate’s sole Republican, announced today that he is seeking another four-year term this fall. Slom, first elected in 1996, represents District 9, which spans Hawaii Kai to Diamond Head.[Civil Beat]
5/16/2016 Republican Rep. Gene Ward announced Monday that he is seeking his 10th term, ending conjecture that he would leave his seat representing Hawaii Kai to run for the state Senate against incumbent Sam Slom in the Aug. 13 primary.[Civil Beat]
5/13/2016 – Kaiser High teacher Paul Balazs, who teaches Leadership, English Language-Arts and International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge courses in grades 10 through 12, was honored with the prestigious Teacher of Promise Award from the National Milken Educators of Hawaii.[Hawaii DOE]