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Anita Hofschneider

Candidates Embrace Punitive Approach To Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Candidates Embrace Punitive Approach To Homelessness

If people living on Honolulu streets vote, they might take a pass on the mayor's race, where top candidates are all talking tough.
Suit Challenges US Military Plans To Bomb Islands In Marianas Courtesy of Save Pagan Island

Suit Challenges US Military Plans To Bomb Islands In Marianas

The Navy and Marines are violating environmental laws, several organizations claim.
Feds Finalize $175 Million Plan To Protect Waikiki From Flooding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Finalize $175 Million Plan To Protect Waikiki From Flooding

Tropical Storm Darby was a reminder that a much bigger 100-year flood could devastate Honolulu's economic engine.
Sewer Spills, Road Closures, Handi-Van Problems In Darby’s Wake Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Sewer Spills, Road Closures, Handi-Van Problems In Darby’s Wake

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said the tropical storm was a good dress rehearsal for future emergencies.
Why The Hawaii GOP’s Only Senate Seat May Be In Jeopardy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why The Hawaii GOP’s Only Senate Seat May Be In Jeopardy

Democrats Stanley Chang and Mike Bennett face off in the primary for a shot at veteran Republican legislator Sam Slom.
Ige Endorses Clinton For President Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Endorses Clinton For President

Hawaii Gov. David Ige said electing Hillary Clinton as president "is so important to the future of our nation and our state."
Should A Syngenta Spokeswoman Serve On Kauai’s Water Board? Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Should A Syngenta Spokeswoman Serve On Kauai’s Water Board?

The seed company has been in the middle of debate over pesticide use on the island, an issue that has ramifications for water quality.
Djou Raises Nearly $260,000 In First Weeks Of Mayoral Campaign Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Djou Raises Nearly $260,000 In First Weeks Of Mayoral Campaign

Incumbent Kirk Caldwell had about $1.2 million on hand as of June 30 while a third candidate, ex-mayor Peter Carlisle, had zero.
Why Honolulu Can’t Be Sure How Many Homeless Veterans It Has Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Honolulu Can’t Be Sure How Many Homeless Veterans It Has

At least 200 veterans still need permanent housing, but two recent efforts to count them generated significantly different results.
Anderson Calls Martin ‘Untrustworthy’ After City Council Shakeup Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anderson Calls Martin ‘Untrustworthy’ After City Council Shakeup

UPDATED: A day after another move to demote Councilman Ikaika Anderson was aborted, he loses a plum committee chairmanship.
Council Tries To Entice Homeowners To Add Rental Units Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Tries To Entice Homeowners To Add Rental Units

Permit and sewer fees are waived to encourage Honolulu residents to build secondary dwellings on their property.
Housing Prices Hit Record Highs Screenshot of Zillow 7-7-2016

Housing Prices Hit Record Highs

Twenty homes sold for at least $2 million each in Honolulu in June.