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Anita Hofschneider

Foundation Suspends $50K Grant For Superintendent Search Courtesy of Governor's Office

Foundation Suspends $50K Grant For Superintendent Search

The money to hire a search firm is pulled over concerns that a former school board member has the inside track to the job.

EPA To Probe Whether Pesticide Use Harms Native Hawaiians PF Bentley/Civil Beat

EPA To Probe Whether Pesticide Use Harms Native Hawaiians

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigation is in response to a civil rights complaint filed by Earthjustice.

The US Military Won’t Bomb Pagan Or Tinian Just Yet

The US Military Won’t Bomb Pagan Or Tinian Just Yet

Military training plans for the Northern Marianas are still in the works, despite a lawsuit and islanders’ opposition.

Hawaii School Board Member Wants Top State Education Job Courtesy of Governor's Office

Hawaii School Board Member Wants Top State Education Job

Darrel Galera is seen as a favorite for the superintendent position because of his relationship with Gov. David Ige.

Caldwell Budget: Raise Taxes and Fees, Then Hope For Help On Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Budget: Raise Taxes and Fees, Then Hope For Help On Rail

The Honolulu mayor spent much of a budget press conference emphasizing the need for the Legislature to extend the general excise tax surcharge.

No New Housing For Hawaiians Despite Millions In The Bank Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No New Housing For Hawaiians Despite Millions In The Bank

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands comes under fire for not providing any new housing units last fiscal year.

Lawmaker: Housing Bill Strikes A Blow For The Middle Class Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmaker: Housing Bill Strikes A Blow For The Middle Class

Rep. Beth Fukumoto says the Legislature needs to act on housing issues to help low- and middle-income buyers.

Will Hawaii Restrict Pesticides, Require More Disclosure From Big Ag? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Hawaii Restrict Pesticides, Require More Disclosure From Big Ag?

After a federal court shot down the efforts of individual counties, advocates of more regulation have only the Legislature to turn to.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment ‘Disheartening’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment ‘Disheartening’

The U.S. Supreme Court Justice, in Honolulu for a UH law school program, spoke to high school students Saturday.

Community Groups Urge Caldwell To Reconsider Housing Appointment Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Community Groups Urge Caldwell To Reconsider Housing Appointment

The Caldwell administration defended the appointment of Marc Alexander, who settled a sexual abuse case last year brought by a minor.

Bill Would Set Up Rent Control Pilot Project In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Bill Would Set Up Rent Control Pilot Project In Hawaii

Despite rising rents, Hawaii has no mechanism to limit rent increases to prevent homelessness and overcrowding.

Bill Would Force The Navy To Upgrade Red Hill Fuel Tanks Sooner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Would Force The Navy To Upgrade Red Hill Fuel Tanks Sooner

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply says the current plan for modernizing the tanks poses too high a risk to Oahu’s drinking water.