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Anita Hofschneider

The Fight To Save Pagan Island From US Bombs Dan Lin/Civil Beat

The Fight To Save Pagan Island From US Bombs

Pagan residents made it through Spanish colonization, Japanese occupation, World War II and a volcanic eruption. Now many just want to go home again.

FDM: This Island Has Been Military Target Practice For Decades Courtesy of the Department of Defense

FDM: This Island Has Been Military Target Practice For Decades

Military officials say they are protecting bird species and other wildlife by confining the target practice to one part of the small island.

Can These Islands Survive America’s Military Pivot To Asia? Dan Lin/Civil Beat

Can These Islands Survive America’s Military Pivot To Asia?

The Mariana Islands are still littered with dangerous debris left over from World War II but now, with an eye toward China, the U.S. wants to vastly increase its military presence there.

Apply To Work At Honolulu City Hall CORYLUM

Apply To Work At Honolulu City Hall

The Democratic mayor’s appointments include department directors, deputy directors, secretaries and the staff of the mayor’s and managing director’s offices.

Hawaii GMO Seed Companies Win Big In Appeals Court Rulings Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Hawaii GMO Seed Companies Win Big In Appeals Court Rulings

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concludes that Hawaii counties don’t have the right to regulate agriculture.

Terminix, Monsanto Investigated For Pesticide Misuse In Hawaii Zeynel Cebeci/Wikimedia Commons

Terminix, Monsanto Investigated For Pesticide Misuse In Hawaii

The EPA is also looking into alleged pesticide violations at Wonder Farm in Waianae. Meanwhile, a probe of Syngenta continues.

Honolulu Council Members, Prosecutor Fend Off Challengers Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Honolulu Council Members, Prosecutor Fend Off Challengers

Kobayashi, Manahan, Menor and Kaneshiro won re-election by wide margins.

Honolulu Voters Say No To Longer Terms For Mayor, Council City and County of Honolulu

Honolulu Voters Say No To Longer Terms For Mayor, Council

But most of the other charter amendments were passing handily, including more police oversight and money for the Honolulu Zoo.

Army Sued Over Access to Makua Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Army Sued Over Access to Makua

A Hawaiian group says the Army isn’t complying with a court-ordered settlement requiring bimonthly access to Makua Valley.

Dozens Of Military Families Are Suing Over Pesticide Concerns Courtesy of Cara Barber

Dozens Of Military Families Are Suing Over Pesticide Concerns

Two Hawaii development companies are trying to stop the lawyers for one former client from representing other plaintiffs.

Honolulu City Council Incumbents Maintain Fundraising Advantage Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Honolulu City Council Incumbents Maintain Fundraising Advantage

Council members Ann Kobayashi, Ron Menor and Joey Manahan have far outraised their general election challengers.

Proposal Asks Voters To End Council Earmarks For Nonprofits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposal Asks Voters To End Council Earmarks For Nonprofits

The Honolulu City Council approves millions in extra funding for nonprofits, but the mayor frequently holds back the money.