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Anita Hofschneider

Lawsuit: DLNR Must Study Effects of Aquarium Fish Trade on Hawaii Reefs Wikimedia Commons

Lawsuit: DLNR Must Study Effects of Aquarium Fish Trade on Hawaii Reefs

Environmental advocates protesting state law allowing unlimited collection of reef fish.
Environmental Groups: Don’t Import Natural Gas State of Connecticut

Environmental Groups: Don’t Import Natural Gas

Blue Planet Foundation, Sierra Club seek to stop Hawaii Gas from bringing in LNG.
More Muggy Days Ahead? Hawaii Trade Winds Are Dying Down

More Muggy Days Ahead? Hawaii Trade Winds Are Dying Down

Fewer trade winds could also mean less rainfall.
Lingle: I Never Sold an Acre of Ceded Land

Lingle: I Never Sold an Acre of Ceded Land

U.S. Senate candidate emphasizes her commitment to Native Hawaiian land ownership.
Hirono: Lingle Co-Chairs Mitt Romney’s Campaign

Hirono: Lingle Co-Chairs Mitt Romney’s Campaign

Hawaii Senate hopeful Mazie Hirono said that her opponent is a leader in Mitt Romney's campaign.
FOCUS: Meet Edwin Otsuji, The Farmer

FOCUS: Meet Edwin Otsuji, The Farmer

Another installment in our multimedia series.
Hawaii’s Elevator Safety In Free Fall?

Hawaii’s Elevator Safety In Free Fall?

State agency hasn't been up to date with inspections since 1995.
Lingle: Obamacare Takes $716B from Medicare Linda Lingle portrait

Lingle: Obamacare Takes $716B from Medicare

GOP Senate hopeful says Hawaii kupuna will suffer.
Hawaii Ethics Commission Still Missing a Member Civil Beat file photo

Hawaii Ethics Commission Still Missing a Member

The vacancy makes it more difficult for the government watchdog to do its job.
Not Registered to Vote? Monday is the Last Day DonkeyHotey/Flickr

Not Registered to Vote? Monday is the Last Day

UPDATED Voter registration is up this year but will it translate into higher turnout?
Cayetano: Caldwell Raised Property Taxes, Zoo Fee for Keiki

Cayetano: Caldwell Raised Property Taxes, Zoo Fee for Keiki

Cayetano pointed to his and Caldwell's differences on tax rates to compare their records on fiscal responsibility.
FOCUS: Meet Joe Souza, The Ukulele Maker

FOCUS: Meet Joe Souza, The Ukulele Maker

Retired firefighter spreads aloha through hand-crafted instruments.