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Anita Hofschneider

Hawaii Land Use Commission Puts Off Voting on Turtle Bay Land

Hawaii Land Use Commission Puts Off Voting on Turtle Bay Land

The developer and community groups will wait at least another six months for a decision.
Would Gay Marriage Bring the ‘Homosexual Lifestyle’ to Hawaii Students? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Would Gay Marriage Bring the ‘Homosexual Lifestyle’ to Hawaii Students?

State officials dismiss fears that legalizing same-sex marriage will affect school curriculum.
The Big Stink in Kakaako Won’t Go Away Soon HCDA

The Big Stink in Kakaako Won’t Go Away Soon

City officials say they are working on it, but suggest the odor will endure for months — or longer.
Caldwell: Kakaako Has More Infrastructure Than Other Areas of Honolulu

Caldwell: Kakaako Has More Infrastructure Than Other Areas of Honolulu

Mayor Kirk Caldwell says Kakaako has more sewer, water and street capacity than McCully-Moiliili.
Governor’s Nominee to Board of Land and Natural Resources Draws Criticism

Governor’s Nominee to Board of Land and Natural Resources Draws Criticism

Critics say choosing the manager of a company with a contested development project would send wrong message.
Why Hasn’t Hawaii Gov Filled Development Agency Seats?

Why Hasn’t Hawaii Gov Filled Development Agency Seats?

Critics suggest he is dragging his feet to keep a tighter grip on the agency that greenlights key development projects.
For Sale: Waikiki’s Royal Hawaiian Center

For Sale: Waikiki’s Royal Hawaiian Center

Kamehameha Schools puts the iconic shopping center on the market.
FOCUS: Meet Alberta Pukahi, the Campus Security Captain

FOCUS: Meet Alberta Pukahi, the Campus Security Captain

When Pukahi first joined University of Hawaii campus security in 1987, she was one of only two women on the force.
FOCUS: Meet Vladmir Berzansky, The Man Without a Home Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

FOCUS: Meet Vladmir Berzansky, The Man Without a Home

From sleeping at bus stops to finding shelter in Kakaako, Berzansky may have a permanent home on the horizon.
What Hawaii’s Low Unemployment Rate Doesn’t Say

What Hawaii’s Low Unemployment Rate Doesn’t Say

Multiple job holders, part-time workers struggle to keep afloat given the state's high cost of living.
Hawaii Lawmakers Report Receiving Twice as Much in Gifts as Last Year

Hawaii Lawmakers Report Receiving Twice as Much in Gifts as Last Year

But are there more gifts or just more detailed reporting?
FOCUS: Meet Jenn Labencki, The Navy Wife

FOCUS: Meet Jenn Labencki, The Navy Wife

Long stretches at sea with little contact make it tough for families back home in Hawaii.