Treena Shapiro

Treena Shapiro has been covering state and county government in Hawai‘i for 15 years, primarily writing about politics and education for two daily newspapers and three wire services. She is now a producer for “Insights on PBS Hawai‘i,” a weekly public affairs program that airs Thursday evenings.

Stories by Treena

A Record Year for Hawai‘i Libertarian Candidates

Third-largest party in the U.S. yet to win elective office in Hawai‘i.

Hawaii Races to Watch: Two Attorneys Face Off in City Council District 4 (East Honolulu-Waikiki-Ala Moana)

Meet City Council 4 candidates Tommy Waters and Trevor Ozawa. They will face off in the Nov. 4 general election.

Storm-tossed Puna Voters Get to Vote for Controversial State Rep. Faye Hanohano

Two polling places closed by Tropical Storm Iselle get chance to makeup election. Will they vote for the outspoken Hanohano?

Do Endorsements Hurt or Help Hawaii Political Candidates?

How relevant are endorsements?

Hawaii Political Fashion: Abercrombie vs. Ige

Forget substance vs. style. It’s all about the right shirt and hair.

Hawaii Democratic Candidates for Governor Sharpen Debate

The incumbent governor and leading state senate challenger met twice, more sparks the second time.

Should Non-Hawaiians Vote in the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Elections?

Primary election to include OHA races for the first time.

Hawaii Political Candidates More Social Media Savvy

Candidates can’t stop waving signs and kissing babies but they need to respond to those social media follower requests.

Is Hawaii’s Sex Ed Curriculum ‘Pono Choices’ Dead?

Should Pono Choices influence our choices in the voting booth?

Schatz vs. Hanabusa: Why is Hawaii’s U.S. Senate Race So Special?

The Hawaii U.S. Senate race is more special than you might think.

Maybe Some Hawaii People Shouldn't Vote?

HONOLULU hits the streets to find out how people REALLY pick their candidates.

Who Wants to Be Hawaii’s No. 2 Politician?

The Democratic primary race for lieutenant governor draws powerful senator, former TV reporter and the guy who’s got the job.

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