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Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering social issues for Civil Beat. She writes about the high cost of housing and challenges facing recent immigrants and Native Hawaiians. She previously covered city and state politics.
Her work has won multiple national, regional and local awards. The Associated Press Media Editors and Asian American Journalists Association recently honored her reporting on sexual abuse in Guam’s Catholic church.
Prior to starting at Civil Beat, Anita covered the 2013 Hawaii legislative session for the Associated Press and interned at the Wall Street Journal in New York. She graduated from Harvard with honors in 2012.
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A plan to expand military training in the Marianas, which also includes more sonar and underwater explosive training, has drawn concerns from environmentalists.
A key senator says it’s still “an open question” whether the nomination of DPS director Nolan Espinda will clear the full Senate.
The Hawaii House and Senate are also voting on separate proposals to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex abuse claims.
Lawmakers are considering measures to block non-disclosure agreements related to sexual misconduct. But nothing prohibits secret settlements.
In the revote for the East Honolulu City Council seat, Trevor Ozawa had a financial advantage over Tommy Waters in the latest reports.
Kristina Ballina wants to move out of her parents’ Honolulu home but at age 28, she doesn’t think she can afford to.
Adults aged 25 to 34 are facing higher college tuition, higher rents and bigger housing prices than previous generations.
Akana, who served on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees for nearly 30 years, may also have to pay back more than $21,500 in gifts.
A council committee votes unanimously for the former city transportation director and congressional chief of staff to fill in until the Ozawa-Waters special election.
Native Hawaiian activists sharply criticized their actions, but not everyone agrees on how best to respond to members of the obscure “Polynesian Kingdom of Atooi.”
Gov. David Ige and election officials announce plans for the special election after the November results were invalidated by the Supreme Court.
Officials worry that if the shutdown drags on too long, landlords will be reluctant to accept Section 8 housing vouchers in the future.