Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

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.
Gov: Hawaii Has Among the Lowest Unemployment

Gov: Hawaii Has Among the Lowest Unemployment

Gov. Neil Abercrombie said that the Aloha State's economy is doing well compared to other states.

AARP: Hawaii’s Kupuna Could Lose $480 Million in Budget Deal

Study estimates 26,000 of Hawaii's elderly might be cut from Medicare.
State Ethics Commission Resolves the Case of the Missing DVDs

State Ethics Commission Resolves the Case of the Missing DVDs

A California film company was fined $8,500 for giving thousands of dollars in in DVDs to Hawaii lawmakers.
Hawaii County: Kenoi Narrowly Beats Kim In Mayor’s Race

Hawaii County: Kenoi Narrowly Beats Kim In Mayor’s Race

Incumbent Hawaii County mayor slips past challenger; statewide ballot measures draw attention.
FOCUS: Meet Innocenta Sound, The Community Navigator

FOCUS: Meet Innocenta Sound, The Community Navigator

Micronesian woman helps other immigrants navigate the road to success in U.S.
FOCUS: Meet Rose Canilang, The New Citizen

FOCUS: Meet Rose Canilang, The New Citizen

Editor’s Note: FOCUS is a multimedia series that highlights the diversity and depth of our community through interviews and…
Djou: Hanabusa Voted Against Small Business Tax Relief

Djou: Hanabusa Voted Against Small Business Tax Relief

Hawaii Congressional District 1 candidates spar over who has a better record supporting small businesses.
Hanabusa: Djou Formed Political Lobbying Firm

Hanabusa: Djou Formed Political Lobbying Firm

Former Hawaii congressman lost seat, helped special interest groups.
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.