Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

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.

You can follow Anita on Twitter @ahofschneider, on Instagram @anitahofschneider or email her at

September 2018

Wednesday, September 19

#BeingMicronesian in Hawaii Means Lots Of Online Hate

Poverty Persists Among Hawaiians Despite Low Unemployment

Friday, September 14

What New Census Data Says — And Doesn’t Say — About Hawaii

Thursday, September 13

‘Fragile Aloha’: Why Hawaii’s Last Constitutional Convention Was Important

Wednesday, September 5

United Airlines Catering Employees Will Vote On Unionizing

August 2018

Friday, August 31

Rape Reports Spike On The UH Manoa Campus

Friday, August 24

Why Waikiki Is At Risk Of Flooding

Thursday, August 23

How Non-English Speakers Can Get Hurricane Updates

Saturday, August 11

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff

Tuesday, August 7

Some OHA Candidates Continue To Spend Big On Their Campaigns

July 2018

Monday, July 30

If You’re Poor In Hawaii, A Visit To The Dentist Is A Luxury

Wednesday, July 25

Union: Marriott Agrees To Subsidize Hotel Workers’ Housing

Wednesday, July 18

State Agrees To Upgrade Public Housing For Disabled After Federal Probe

Tuesday, July 17

Feds Will Spend $345 Million To Prevent A Devastating Waikiki Flood

Friday, July 13

OHA At-Large Candidates Have Raised Little Money So Far

Thursday, July 12

2 Candidates For OHA’s Oahu Seat Have A Big Financial Edge

Tuesday, July 10

OHA Inspires Hope — And Disillusionment — For Hawaiians

Monday, July 2

Pivotal Oahu Seat Is Up For Grabs In OHA Elections

June 2018

Wednesday, June 27

This OHA Trustee Is Taking On The State Ethics Commission

Thursday, June 21

Here’s The Spending That Got OHA Incumbents In Trouble

Monday, June 18

Should Hawaii Hotels Help Their Workers Buy Homes?

Wednesday, June 13

Study: Honolulu Workers Need $39 An Hour To Afford A 2-Bedroom Rental

Friday, June 8

Developer Plans To Convert 200 Hawaii Kai Rentals Into Condos

Monday, June 4

Here’s How Much Hawaii CEOs Make Compared To Their Employees

Friday, June 1

Another Hawaii State Audit Questions OHA Grant Spending

May 2018

Monday, May 21

United Airlines Resists Honolulu Workers’ Effort To Unionize

Wednesday, May 16

Lawsuit: Managers Took Bribes At Low-Income Rentals

Friday, May 11

For Tourists Only: This Hawaii Wedding Venue Won’t Host Locals

Thursday, May 3

Why No One Wants To Blow The Whistle On Sexual Misconduct

Tuesday, May 1

Hawaii Inequality Study Overlooked Thousands of Micronesians

OHA Trustee Under Investigation For Accepting $72,000 From Heiress

April 2018

Monday, April 30

Lawmakers Offer Hawaii Developers Big Tax Break To Build Apartments

Monday, April 23

$93K Is Now Considered Low-Income For Honolulu Family Of 4

Wednesday, April 11

Hawaii Lawmakers Say They Want Better Sexual Harassment Rules — Just Not Yet

Tuesday, April 3

Judge: Hawaii Failed To Ensure Cleanup On Military Training Range

#MeToo: One Woman’s Story Of Sexual Harassment By Hawaii Sen. Dan Inouye

Why We Published New Sexual Harassment Claims About Dan Inouye

March 2018

Tuesday, March 27

Racial Inequality In Hawaii Is A Lot Worse Than You Think

Wednesday, March 21

Joe Souki: I’m Sorry But I Don’t Remember Doing It

Former Hawaii House Speaker Forced Out Over Sexual Harassment

House Harassment Policy Puts Speaker In Charge Of All Complaints

Friday, March 16

Vatican Exiles Guam Archbishop After Trial Involving Sexual Abuse Claims

Wednesday, March 7

Study: New Federal Tax Law Will Hurt Many Honolulu Homeowners

Monday, March 5

Don’t Count On A Minimum Wage Hike This Session

February 2018

Tuesday, February 27

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Halts Some Spending After Scathing Audit

Tuesday, February 20

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Calls For Firing Of CEO

Study: Hawaii Residents Are The Deepest In Debt

Friday, February 16

Maui Senator Tries Again To Reform High-Interest Payday Loans

Thursday, February 15

Ige Promises To Help Anxious Kakaako Seniors Facing Rent Hikes

Tuesday, February 13

Final State Audit Criticizes OHA For Misspending, Lack Of Transparency

Development Lobbyist Failed To Register With Honolulu Ethics Commission

Wednesday, February 7

OHA Demands Financial Details From Its Own Companies

Monday, February 5

Seniors Fear Sharp Rent Increases In Kakaako

Hawaiian Is An Official Language So Why Isn’t It Used More?

Friday, February 2

Hawaii Auditor Demands Investigation Into Leak Of OHA Audit

January 2018

Wednesday, January 31

Searing Audit Says OHA Misspent Millions Of Dollars

Monday, January 22

Mismanagement Could Cost Honolulu Another $10 Million

Friday, January 19

Mayor’s Affordable Housing Mandate Loses Ground

Wednesday, January 17

Missile Scare Motivates Activists Who Fear Military’s Presence

Wednesday, January 10

Nearly Half Of Hawaii Residents Struggle To Make Ends Meet

Monday, January 8

How Mismanagement Cost Honolulu Nearly $5 Million In Federal Aid

December 2017

Monday, December 18

What To Do If You’re About To Be Homeless In Hawaii

Friday, December 15

How Will Hawaii Fare Under Federal Tax Changes?

Friday, December 8

Feds: Many Public Housing Units For The Disabled Aren’t Really Accessible

Tuesday, December 5

HPD Won’t Force Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns Right Away

November 2017

Tuesday, November 28

Honolulu Police Tell Medical Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns

Craigslist: Where Desperate Hawaii Renters Plead For Help

Monday, November 20

Paying The Rent Just Keeps Getting Tougher In Honolulu

Friday, November 10

Land Board: Alexander & Baldwin Can Keep Diverting Maui Water

Wednesday, November 8

Is Ala Moana The New Kakaako?

Wednesday, November 1

Some Of Our Best Reporting On Honolulu Police Misconduct

October 2017

Monday, October 30

Military Wants To Keep Firing Away In Waters Off Hawaii And California

Wednesday, October 25

Legislative Leaders Appoint Four People To Honolulu Rail Board

Hawaii Nonprofit Seeks A Statewide Effort To Fight Hunger

Friday, October 13

Judge Rejects Navy Request To Dismiss Environmental Lawsuit

Thursday, October 12

Honolulu City Clerk Wants Big Increase In Price Of Voter Data

Wednesday, October 4

Guam’s Day Of Reckoning After Decades Of Sex Abuse

August 2017

Wednesday, August 23

Lawsuit: Hawaii Fails To Ensure Safety Of Underground Tanks

Wednesday, August 2

Navy Seeks Input On Undersea Sonar And Explosives In The Marianas

July 2017

Monday, July 31

Dispensaries Closer To Opening As State Certifies First Cannabis-Testing Lab

HART Board Chooses A New Executive Director

Thursday, July 27

Audit Bashes Honolulu’s Rent Subsidy Program For Not Collecting Debts

Tuesday, July 18

Industry Cancels Celebration Of Ban On Sprinkler Requirements

Friday, July 14

Caldwell Supports Adding Sprinklers To Older High-Rises In Wake Of Fire

Thursday, July 13

Threat To Drinking Water Remains As Navy Studies Options For Fuel Tanks

Can Revamped Honolulu Ethics Commission Rebuild Its Credibility?

Monday, July 10

Is This Kahala Man’s Pitch To Help The Homeless For Real?

June 2017

Wednesday, June 28

Special Permits Near Honolulu Rail Line Attract Proposals For Big Hotels

Friday, June 23

Ige Plans To Veto Bill To End Aquarium Fishing

Honolulu Is Paying Back $1.45 Million In Federal Housing Funds

Monday, June 19

What Honolulu Lobbyists Don’t Tell You

Friday, June 16

Ige Says His Low-Key Approach Is Producing Good Results For Hawaii

Wednesday, June 14

Kauai Groups Sue State, Syngenta To Stop GMO Farming On Public Land

Friday, June 9

State Board Delays Decision On Kakaako Housing Rules

Wednesday, June 7

Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open Without Any Marijuana

May 2017

Wednesday, May 31

Is It Fair To Profit From Reselling Affordable Housing?

Wednesday, May 24

Kauai Councilman Fails To Disclose His Medical Marijuana Venture

Monday, May 22

Former DuPont Worker Claims Retaliation For Pesticide Complaints

Monday, May 15

Why It’s Taking So Long To Open Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Wednesday, May 10

Honolulu Won’t Authorize Use Of Property Taxes For Rail — Yet

Tuesday, May 9

Hilton Janitors Expect To Get $1.1 Million In Unpaid Wages

Thursday, May 4

Lawmakers Adjourn Without Deal To Pay For Rail

Wednesday, May 3

House Speaker Joe Souki Expected to Lose His Post, Members Say

Sen. Jill Tokuda To Be Ousted As Ways And Means Chair

Mayors Urge Governor To Extend Legislative Session For Rail Bill

Tuesday, May 2

Senate Kills Effort To Lift Limits On Public Land Leases

As Time Runs Out, House And Senate Still Divided Over How To Pay For Rail

Life And Death Drama— For Bills — At The Hawaii Legislature

April 2017

Friday, April 28

Hawaii Senate Refuses To Confirm Gorak To The PUC

Online Posting Of Day Care Inspection Reports Won’t Be Required — Yet

Critics: Water Bill Could Hurt Customers And The Environment

Thursday, April 27

Lawmakers Advance A Bill Allowing A Mainlander To Be Police Chief

Wednesday, April 26

Advocates Fear Hawaii’s Sick Leave Bill Abandons Workers In Need

In Legislature’s Waning Days, Some Bills Vanish Without Explanation

Monday, April 24

Honolulu To Open Makiki Apartments For Homeless People

Help For Condo Owners Comes In Small Doses, If It Comes At All

Wednesday, April 19

Homelessness: A Lot Of Talk But No ‘Game-Changer’ At The Legislature

Tuesday, April 4

Lawmakers Fail To Fund Hawaii’s Ambitious Housing Plans — Again

March 2017

Thursday, March 30

Here’s How Hawaiians Could Get Much-Needed Rental Housing

Tuesday, March 28

Why Didn’t A Single Board Member Show Up To A Kakaako Housing Hearing?

Friday, March 24

Will This Be The Year For Tax Breaks For The Poor?

Thursday, March 23

Lawmaker Kills Bill To Limit Payday Loan Interest Rates

Tuesday, March 21

Pedestrian Death Could Cost Honolulu Taxpayers $900K

Monday, March 20

Hawaii Rep Creagan Revives Pesticide Disclosure Bill

Friday, March 17

Honolulu To Pay $100K For Sewage Spill That Closed Waikiki Beach

Wednesday, March 15

Will House Allow Payday Lenders To Keep Charging 459 Percent Interest?

Monday, March 13

School Chief Search Resumes After Candidate Withdraws

Hawaii Expands Voluntary Pesticide Reporting Program

Thursday, March 9

Foundation Suspends $50K Grant For Superintendent Search

EPA To Probe Whether Pesticide Use Harms Native Hawaiians

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

Monday, March 6

Hawaii School Board Member Wants Top State Education Job

Thursday, March 2

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

February 2017

Friday, February 24

No New Housing For Hawaiians Despite Millions In The Bank

Tuesday, February 21

Lawmaker: Housing Bill Strikes A Blow For The Middle Class

Wednesday, February 15

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

Saturday, February 11

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment ‘Disheartening’

Thursday, February 9

Community Groups Urge Caldwell To Reconsider Housing Appointment

Bill Would Set Up Rent Control Pilot Project In Hawaii

Wednesday, February 8

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

Tuesday, February 7

Caldwell Appoints Marc Alexander To Lead Honolulu Housing Office

Should Hawaii Spend $2 Billion To Build Homes Residents Can Afford?

Thursday, February 2

Supreme Court Considers A Third Trial For Christopher Deedy

January 2017

Tuesday, January 31

House Lawmakers Debate Bills To Make It Easier To Evict People

Monday, January 30

Pot Decriminalization Has A Shot This Session, But Ige Wants To Wait

Friday, January 27

Does Honolulu’s Plastic Bag Ban Go Far Enough?

Wednesday, January 25

Hawaii Dispensaries Can Start Growing Medical Marijuana Soon

Monday, January 23

Ige: Keep Minor Offenders Out Of Jail And Off The Streets

Tuesday, January 17

Do Condo Owners Need Some Help From Hawaii’s Legislature?

Thursday, January 12

State Says Number Of Available Shelter Beds Will Go Up In 2017

Thursday, January 5

Honolulu Tweaking Its Rules For Affordable Housing Near Rail

December 2016

Friday, December 16

Missing Data Plagues Military Training Plans In The Marianas

Thursday, December 15

Guam: Many In This Military Outpost Welcome More Troops

More Political Power For The Marianas?

Wednesday, December 14

Tinian: ‘We Believed In America’

Tuesday, December 13

The Fight To Save Pagan Island From US Bombs

FDM: This Island Has Been Military Target Practice For Decades

Monday, December 12

Can These Islands Survive America’s Military Pivot To Asia?

Sunday, December 4

Apply To Work At Honolulu City Hall

November 2016

Friday, November 18

Hawaii GMO Seed Companies Win Big In Appeals Court Rulings

Tuesday, November 15

Terminix, Monsanto Investigated For Pesticide Misuse In Hawaii

Tuesday, November 8

Honolulu Council Members, Prosecutor Fend Off Challengers

Honolulu Voters Say No To Longer Terms For Mayor, Council

Monday, November 7

Army Sued Over Access to Makua

Friday, November 4

Dozens Of Military Families Are Suing Over Pesticide Concerns

Wednesday, November 2

Honolulu City Council Incumbents Maintain Fundraising Advantage

October 2016

Thursday, October 27

Proposal Asks Voters To End Council Earmarks For Nonprofits

Wednesday, October 26

Do We Need New Agencies For Climate Change And Public Lands?

Monday, October 24

Caldwell Approves Ewa Lagoon

Friday, October 21

Djou Says Caldwell Lied About Bank Compensation

Tuesday, October 18

Watch Billy Kenoi’s Trial Live

Housing Advocates Divided On Proposed Honolulu Charter Change

Monday, October 17

Charter Amendment Asks Voters To Clear Up Public Records Law

Friday, October 7

Explore Former Bombing Site

City To House Over 100 Homeless

September 2016

Friday, September 30

$350K To Fight Housing Discrimination

Monday, September 26

Suit Challenges Haleiwa Restaurant

Tuesday, September 20

Honolulu May Have To Pay $16M For Misuse Of Housing Grants

Monday, September 12

Hawaii Just Doesn’t Have Enough Public Housing For The Disabled

Wednesday, September 7

Honolulu City Council Delays Decision on Luxury High-Rise

Honolulu High-Rise: 36 Stories And No Affordable Housing

August 2016

Wednesday, August 17

Mayor Won’t Sign Uber Bill

Saturday, August 13

Pine’s Big Lead Means No Runoff

Caldwell, Djou Headed For Runoff In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

Wednesday, August 10

Hawaii Will Open Section 8 Waitlist

Tuesday, August 9

When Not Speaking Fluent English Can Get You Evicted

Friday, August 5

Hawaii Seed Crops Worth $151M

Thursday, August 4

Should Hawaii Lose Its Pesticide Enforcement Power?

How Mayoral Candidates Would Tackle Housing And Homelessness

Tuesday, August 2

What The Federal GMO Food Labeling Law Means For Hawaii

July 2016

Friday, July 29

City To Pay $80K In Couple’s Arrest

Candidates Embrace Punitive Approach To Homelessness

Wednesday, July 27

Suit Challenges US Military Plans To Bomb Islands In Marianas

Tuesday, July 26

Feds Finalize $175 Million Plan To Protect Waikiki From Flooding

Monday, July 25

Sewer Spills, Road Closures, Handi-Van Problems In Darby’s Wake

Friday, July 22

Why The Hawaii GOP’s Only Senate Seat May Be In Jeopardy

Tuesday, July 19

Ige Endorses Clinton For President

Monday, July 18

Should A Syngenta Spokeswoman Serve On Kauai’s Water Board?

Thursday, July 14

Djou Raises Nearly $260,000 In First Weeks Of Mayoral Campaign

Why Honolulu Can’t Be Sure How Many Homeless Veterans It Has

Thursday, July 7

Anderson Calls Martin ‘Untrustworthy’ After City Council Shakeup

Wednesday, July 6

Council Tries To Entice Homeowners To Add Rental Units

Housing Prices Hit Record Highs

Honolulu City Council Aborts Leadership Shake-Up

New Honolulu Rail Board Member Climbs Aboard With Council Approval

Friday, July 1

As Hawaii Homelessness Grows, Shelters Say Bill May Cut 200 Beds

June 2016

Thursday, June 30

Anderson Out As Vice Chair

Power Of Incumbency On Display In Honolulu City Council Races

Tuesday, June 28

Charter Commission Wants Your Input

Tuesday, June 21

From Leis To World Travel: The City Council’s Invisible Spending

Thursday, June 16

Hopelessly Over-Budget, Rail Should Stop At Middle Street, Mayor Says

Wednesday, June 15

Hawaii’s Legal Battles Over GMOs Could Also Affect The Mainland

Tuesday, June 14

Watch Wednesday’s Federal GMO Hearings Live On Civil Beat

Thursday, June 9

Supreme Court Ruling May Increase Transparency In Police Misconduct

Wednesday, June 8

HART: Honolulu Rail Faces $1.14 Billion Shortfall, May Cost $8 Billion

Monday, June 6

Carlisle To Run For Honolulu Mayor; Martin Opts Out

Thursday, June 2

Honolulu Charter Commission Sees ‘Urgent’ Need For Rail Changes

Wednesday, June 1

Council Pounds Out Budgets That Cap Rail Funds, Help Nonprofits

May 2016

Tuesday, May 24

What Would Honolulu Save By Pulling The Plug On Rail?

Thursday, May 19

Medical Marijuana Scores Released

Monday, May 16

Future of Honolulu Rail Uncertain After Feds Say It Might Cost $8.1B

The ‘Brutal Reality’ Of Owning A Condo In Hawaii

Friday, May 13

Honolulu Rail Price Estimate Jumps To $6.9B

Wednesday, May 11

Google Will Ban Payday Loan Ads

Tuesday, May 10

Case Against Rail Contractor Dismissed

‘Devastating’ Federal Cuts Hit Hawaii’s Homeless Shelters

Thursday, May 5

Hawaii Bill May Prevent Fatal Overdoses

DuPont’s Demand For Medical Waiver Clouds Kauai Pesticide Suit

Wednesday, May 4

Hawaii Nurses May Soon Be Able To Certify Medical Marijuana Patients

Monday, May 2

Honolulu May Pay $1M For Child’s Fall

Kauai Medical Marijuana Licensee Accused of Stealing $375K

April 2016

Friday, April 29

Hawaii Selects Eight Companies To Grow And Sell Medical Marijuana

Last-Minute Challenge Fails To Delay Medical Marijuana Licenses

Thursday, April 28

Lawmakers OK Millions To Build Housing But Deny Renters Tax Relief

Wednesday, April 27

Martin Backs Off Proposal To Fund Expansion Of New Hope Church

Councilmen Push For New Hope Church Subsidy That May Be Unconstitutional

Tuesday, April 26

Should Honolulu Bring Back A Housing Department?

Monday, April 25

Council Members Seek $250K For Church

$100K Sought For Pacific Arts Festival

Friday, April 22

Ige Extends Homelessness Proclamation

Official: Homeless Service Can Continue

Thursday, April 21

Hanabusa Takes Over As Chairwoman Of Honolulu Rail Board

Wednesday, April 20

Messy Draft Budget: Once Again, City Council, Mayor Don’t See Eye To Eye

Another Bill Would Regulate Uber

Tuesday, April 19

City Denies Grant To Program Helping Mentally Ill Homeless People

Sunday, April 17

Consultants Defend Kauai Pesticide Report

Saturday, April 16

Ozawa Proposes Shopping Cart Controls

Wednesday, April 13

Grant To Help Court Address Backlog

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Announcement Delayed Until April 29

Tuesday, April 12

Seed Industry Reps Quit Kauai Pesticide Fact-Finding Group

Monday, April 11

Hawaii Food Safety Data Is Now Online

How Can One City Tackle Climate Change?

Friday, April 8

Hawaii May Delay Announcement Of Medical Marijuana Licensees

Thursday, April 7

Honolulu Won’t Fund Travel To NC, Miss.

The Economist On Hawaii’s GMO Debate

Hawaii Low In Fed Funding For Homeless

Wednesday, April 6

Supreme Court Affirms 3,500-Home Development On Farmland

Tuesday, April 5

Landlords Shouldn’t Ban Ex-Convicts

Monday, April 4

California Raises Minimum Wage To $15

Hawaii’s Trifecta of GMO Cases Will Be Heard By Appeals Court In June

Friday, April 1

Neighborhood Concerns Face Off Against Honolulu’s Need For Affordable Housing

March 2016

Thursday, March 31

Supporters Of Uber And Taxis Battle At Honolulu Hale And The Capitol

Monday, March 28

City Suggests Fee Waivers After Effort To Increase Rentals Produces Just 7 Units

Thursday, March 24

Despite Indictment, Kenoi Won’t Resign

Mayor Wright Redevelopment Advances

Wednesday, March 23

Grand Jury Indicts Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi On Theft Charges

Can Caldwell’s Relationship With The City Council Get Any Worse?

Tuesday, March 22

What’s Happened To Mayor’s ‘Bold’ Affordable Housing Plan?

Monday, March 21

Here’s Who Will Choose Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Distributors

Wednesday, March 16

Council OKs $4.7M For Police Race Case

Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto Of Recycling Subsidy

Tuesday, March 15

Schatz To Vote No On GMO Bill

Caldwell: Revise Recycling Subsidy

Monday, March 14

Honolulu Ethics Director On Leave After Internal Investigation

High Public Cost Of Race Case Bolsters Calls For Police Reform

Thursday, March 10

Hawaii Seed Industry Slams Pesticide Report’s ‘Unsubstantiated Fears’

Wednesday, March 9

Government Study Backs Pesticide Rules That Lawmakers Keep Rejecting

Tuesday, March 8

What’s Up With Panel To Award Medical Pot Dispensary Licenses?

Friday, March 4

How Caldwell Wants To Spend $61.7 Million On Housing

Bill To Give Land Use Commission More Power Dies In House

Why Did A Public Development Agency Buy A $118,000 Boat?

Thursday, March 3

Caldwell Vetoes $600,000 Recycling Subsidy

Wednesday, March 2

Caldwell, Martin Clash Over City Budget Proposal

February 2016

Monday, February 29

Caldwell Stays The Course In State Of The City Speech

Earned Income Tax Credit Bill Dies

Bills May Bolster Land Use Commission

Sunday, February 28

Caldwell Sets State Of City Address

Wednesday, February 17

Hawaii Cuts Wait Time For Medical Marijuana Cards

Friday, February 12

State To Release Names of Panelists Awarding Medical Marijuana Licenses

Thursday, February 11

State Defends Secrecy Regarding Who Awards Medical Marijuana Licenses

Wednesday, February 10

Kahoolawe Reserve Commission Scrabbles For Funding

Monday, February 8

House Chairman Blocks Speaker’s Lease Conversion Bills

Saturday, February 6

Appeals Court To Hear Maui GMO Case

Friday, February 5

Woody Harrelson Wants To Grow Weed In Hawaii

Thursday, February 4

Former Hawaii Coffee Farmers Sue Monsanto

Monday, February 1

Report: Hawaii Lost $16.3M Through Corporate Tax Break Last Year

January 2016

Thursday, January 28

Navy’s Insistence on Red Hill Fuel Tank Secrecy Raises Alarms

Tuesday, January 26

Hawaii Senator Wins Residency Appeal

Friday, January 22

Syngenta Workers Seek Medical Aid After Pesticide Use on Kauai

Wednesday, January 6

Say Goodbye To Hawaii’s Last Sugar Plantation

December 2015

Tuesday, December 15

Dueling Lawsuits: Did Nai Aupuni Allow Too Few Voters? Too Many?

Monday, December 14

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Growers Could Save Millions By Using Greenhouses

Friday, December 11

Meet The New Head of Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program

Wednesday, December 9

It’s Your Money: How A Pothole May Cost The City $1.2M

Tuesday, December 8

$50K Sought For Defense In Police Case

Will Ige Get Serious About Repairing Hawaii’s Public Housing?

Friday, December 4

Apply To Work At The Hawaii Legislature

Thursday, December 3

Navy Seeks Input On Undersea Training

Wednesday, December 2

Hawaii Supreme Court Invalidates Thirty Meter Telescope Permit

EPA Penalizes Aloha Petroleum

Tuesday, December 1

Who’s Buying Hawaii Homes? On Maui, It’s Mostly Out-Of-Staters

November 2015

Monday, November 30

Are Honolulu Planning Officials Too Cozy With This Developer?

Wednesday, November 25

How Crappy Sewers Make It Hard To Build Housing In Honolulu

Monday, November 23

New Laws Encourage Solar Panels, Allow Waikiki Rezoning

Wednesday, November 18

Section 8 Program Gets High Rating

Enlisting Hawaii Landlords In The Battle Against Homelessness

Tuesday, November 17

Hawaii Supreme Court Suspends TMT Permit Until Dec. 2

Friday, November 13

State Issues New Guidelines On Media’s Mauna Kea Access

Wednesday, November 11

How Landlords Can Help Homeless Vets

Veterans Sue For The Right to Vote

Tuesday, November 10

Mayor Asks Developers: What’ll It Take To Build Affordable Housing?

Hawaii Homes Too Pricey? Try Guam

Who Is Sticking Up for Tenants in Honolulu?

Monday, November 9

Interest-Free Loans for Homebuyers

Agreement Reached for Senior Housing

In A Survey Of Police Sex Misconduct, Hawaii’s Nowhere To Be Found

Friday, November 6

U.S. Territories Criticize United Airlines

Two Telescope Protestors Convicted

Hawaii Sen. Brickwood Galuteria Still Not Off The Hook On Residency Question

Thursday, November 5

Hawaii Road Fatalities In One Map

Wednesday, November 4

Council OKs Up To $220K For Legal Fees

Should People Evicted From Hawaii Public Housing Get A Second Chance?

Monday, November 2

HCDA Director To Leave Agency

Payday Loan Industry Influenced Academia

Putting The Public Back Into Public Records

October 2015

Friday, October 30

EPA May Ban Pesticide That’s Frequently Used in Hawaii

Thursday, October 29

Medi-Pot For Anxiety, Insomnia? Hawaii Lawmakers Looking At More Changes

Friday, October 23

Most Marijuana Patients Older Than 56

Public Won’t See Medical Marijuana Dispensary Rules Until January

Wednesday, October 21

EPA Levies $300K in Fines for Cesspools

UH to Remove Third Mauna Kea Observatory

Tuesday, October 20

City Council Panel Urges State to Fund Repairs for Empty Public Housing

Hawaii Attorneys Allowed to Help Medical Marijuana Industry

Monday, October 19

Bill Slowing Bike Lane Construction Approved Over Bike Riders’ Objections

Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Just 3.4%

Friday, October 9

Hawaii to Expand Voluntary Pesticide Reporting by Big Ag Companies

Wednesday, October 7

Hawaii Health Department Worried About Pesticides at Marine Base Housing

Monday, October 5

Hawaii Lawmakers Deny Access to Their Biotech-Related Correspondence

Thursday, October 1

U.S. Navy Has 20 Years to Fix Leak-Prone Red Hill Fuel Tanks

September 2015

Wednesday, September 30

Governor’s Office Goes Paperless

Why Can’t the State Make Developers Keep Their Promises?

Monday, September 28

In Car-Free Paris, Lessons for Honolulu

Kauai Homeless Encampment to Be Cleared

Friday, September 25

Hawaii Supreme Court Seeks Input on Whether to Change Medi-Pot Rules

Thursday, September 24

Carlisle, Louie Join Call for Court to Allow Attorneys to Serve Medi-Pot Firms

Wednesday, September 23

Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Against Waikiki Hotel’s Shoreline Exemption

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars

Tuesday, September 22

Hawaii Lawyers Warned Not to Help Medical Marijuana Businesses

Thursday, September 17

SCOTUS May Hear Affordable Housing Case

Wednesday, September 16

City Pays $3.6M to Settle Canal Pipe Suits

Disabled and Homeless: This Hawaii Woman Found She Had No Place To Go

Monday, September 14

Caldwell Signs Bill to Increase Rental Units

Sunday, September 13

Hawaii AG Backs Vermont GMO Labeling Law

Thursday, September 10

Honolulu’s Affordable Housing Rules Only Produced 33 Units in FY 2014

Friday, September 4

Over a Dozen People Leave Kakaako Homeless Encampment for Shelter

Wednesday, September 2

City Council Loosens Ohana Unit Rules to Boost Rental Housing Stock

Schatz: Housing First Is Solution to Hawaii’s Homelessness Problem

Tuesday, September 1

Ala Wai Canal Flood Control: The High Cost of Protecting Waikiki

August 2015

Thursday, August 27

Hawaii Supreme Court Grills State on Approval of Thirty Meter Telescope

Wednesday, August 26

City Reopens Waikiki and Ala Moana Beaches After Sewage Spill

Section 8 Waiting Game: Even With Vouchers in Hand, There May Be No Place to Rent

Friday, August 21

City Council Fills New, $84K Housing Position With Political Operative

Thursday, August 20

Nonprofit Accepting Donations for Disaster Relief in Saipan

Faster Permitting Urged for State Public Housing Work

Should Hawaii Public Housing Make Homeless Children a Higher Priority?

Wednesday, August 19

Council Panel Agrees to Nearly $1M Subsidy for Mainland Company

Mayor’s Search for Company to Install LED Streetlights Scrutinized

Tuesday, August 18

Scrap Metal Firm Could Save $1.3M a Year — at Honolulu’s Expense

Friday, August 14

Medical Marijuana: Department of Health Takes Center Stage

Tuesday, August 11

Dillingham Ranch Wants to Build 91 Homes on North Shore Ag Land

Monday, August 10

Hawaii Consumer Advocate: Reject NextEra-HECO Merger in Current Form

Pakalolo and Profits: Hawaii’s Emerging Medical Marijuana Industry

Thursday, August 6

Failed Lawsuit Illustrates Plight of Non-Union Hotel Employees

Wednesday, August 5

City Council Removes Malaekahana Homes from Development Plan

Tuesday, August 4

Caldwell Doesn’t Plan to Open Emergency Shelters for Guillermo

State to Co-Host Soilless Agriculture Conference

Honolulu May Spend $75K to Settle Case of Alleged Police Brutality

July 2015

Friday, July 31

27 Arrested Protesting Telescopes on Mauna Kea and Haleakala

Thursday, July 30

Hawaii Receives $14.2M in Federal Money for Housing and Homelessness

Follow the Money to Find Out Who Voted Against GMO Food Labeling

Wednesday, July 29

What Will It Take to Make Hawaii’s Vacant Public Housing Units Habitable?

Friday, July 24

Honolulu Ethics Commission Loosens News Media Policy

Thursday, July 23

The Cost of Living in Hawaii Means the Minimum Wage Is Really Only $6.67

Takai and Gabbard Vote Against Bill to Prevent Mandatory GMO Labeling

Red Hill Fuel Leak May Be Over 39,000 Gallons, KITV Reports

Wednesday, July 22

Honolulu Among Top US Cities that Locals Leave

Tulsi Gabbard Says Bill to Prevent GMO Labeling is Bad for Democracy

Tuesday, July 21

Will Honolulu Ethics Commission Take the Gag Off its Director?

Monday, July 20

Governor’s Office Denies Reported Plan to Move Encampment

Sunday, July 19

US Military Should Spend $1 Billion to Restore Kahoolawe, Scientists Say

Wednesday, July 15

BLNR Board Member Had No Conflict of Interest in Vote on Mauna Kea Access

Ige Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Hawaii

Tuesday, July 14

Congressional Panel Passes Bill to Prevent Mandatory GMO Food Labeling

DHHL Receives $8.7 Million Federal Grant for Affordable Housing

Councilman Martin Resurrects Proposal That Allows Homes in Malaekahana

Monday, July 13

Lawmakers to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Proposed Maunalua Bay Rules

University of Hawaii Reopens Road to Mauna Kea Summit

Why Are 175 Public Housing Units Sitting Vacant While Honolulu Struggles to Find Housing for the Homeless?

Tuesday, July 7

Former Outdoor Circle Exec Marti Townsend to Lead Hawaii Sierra Club

Maui County Water Official Nominated to Lead Hawaii Water Commission

Honolulu Condo Sales Up in June, Median Home Price at $700K

Monday, July 6

47 Years Later, Hawaii Senator Meets Birth Mother

Thursday, July 2

Maui Group Sues to Prevent HC&S from Burning Sugar Cane

Environmental Court: Hopes for Stricter Law Enforcement, Fears of Improper Influence

June 2015

Tuesday, June 30

Ige Signs OHA Budget, Bills to Promote Hawaiian Culture

Ige Signs Bill to Help Undocumented Immigrants Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Federal Judge Strikes Down Maui County’s GMO Moratorium

Monday, June 29

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Business Expo Scheduled for July 17

Thursday, June 25

Hawaii Supreme Court Weighs Preserving Hoopili Farmland

Wednesday, June 24

Hawaii Is Feeling the Seed Industry’s Downturn

Monday, June 22

Hawaii Gov to Speak on Renewable Energy at D.C. Forum

Friday, June 19

Hawaii First in Nation to Raise Smoking Age to 21

The Average Honolulu Worker Needs 12.8 Years of Wages to Buy a House

Thursday, June 18

Hawaii Kai Abuzz Over Possible New Restrictions on Maunalua Bay

Wednesday, June 17

Federal Grants to Preserve Internment Sites Win Praise from Hawaii Congressional Delegation

Monday, June 15

The New Yorker: Hokulea Crew Paddles Canoes on the Hudson River

California Supreme Court OKs Affordable Housing Requirements

Federal Judge Plans to Rule on Maui GMO Moratorium By End of June

Tuesday, June 2

Nine Months In, How’s That Affordable Housing Plan Coming Along?

Monday, June 1

Navy Agrees to Upgrade Red Hill Fuel Storage Tanks

May 2015

Friday, May 29

Hawaii County Prosecutor to Dismiss Charges Against Some TMT Protestors

Thursday, May 28

HCDA Rejects Howard Hughes Plan to Build Rental Housing

Kahoolawe Restoration: What Can Still Be Done After Big Budget Cuts?

Wednesday, May 27

Is Kapolei a Mistake?

Tuesday, May 26

Ige Supports Construction of TMT, Asks UH to Better Manage Mauna Kea

Wednesday, May 20

DuPont Pioneer Shuts Down One Kauai Facility

Doctors and Lawyers: An Innovative Partnership in Kalihi

Tuesday, May 19

Gabbard Calls for Mandatory GMO Labeling, Solicits Campaign Funds

Monday, May 18

Honolulu Mayor Signs Two Bills Aimed at Restoring Waikiki Beach

Monday, May 11

Report Slams Hawaii’s Land Use for ‘System-Wide Weaknesses’

Ige Was a Hands-On Guy With the Legislature — For Better or Worse

Thursday, May 7

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature

Wednesday, May 6

Make Way for Hoopili: City Council Approves Rezoning

Tuesday, May 5

Hawaii Legislature Passes $26B Budget, 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Honolulu Rail Tax Extension Clears the Legislature

Monday, May 4

Marijuana Dispensary Bill: Big Increase in Patients Expected

Bill to Establish Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Passes Committee

Saturday, May 2

Hawaii Legislature Resurrects Bill to Establish Marijuana Dispensaries

Friday, May 1

Lawmakers Work Overtime on Medi-Pot Dispensaries

Effort to Cap Payday Loan Rates Dies After Maui Lawmakers Clash

April 2015

Thursday, April 30

New Year, New Governor, New Deal for Turtle Bay Preservation

Bill to Rezone Land for Hoopili Heading to Full City Council

Galuteria Should Keep His Seat, Senate Special Committee Says

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: ‘Time Is Running Out’

Wednesday, April 29

Hawaii Senator Stands Firm on Limiting Payday Loan Interest Rate

Tuesday, April 28

Hawaii Lawmakers Agree on Bill to Privatize Maui Hospitals

Monday, April 27

Honolulu Ranks No. 66 in Study of Best Cities to Start a Business

Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Pose Environmental Risks?

Sunday, April 26

Cyberattack Hits TMT and State Government Websites

Friday, April 24

Hawaii May Become First State to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Thursday, April 23

Senate Panel Adopts Rules for Brickwood Galuteria Residency Challenge

Tuesday, April 21

Residents Opposing Mauna Kea Telescope March on the Capitol

Gov. Ige: Not So Fast on Allowing Privatization of Maui Hospitals

Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Want GMO Labeling

Friday, April 17

Senate Panel Recommends Balfour to Water Commission

Thursday, April 16

Watch Mauna Kea Board of Regents Hearing Live

Hashtag Heard ‘Round the World: Social Media Fuels TMT Protests

Wednesday, April 15

Senators Grill Water Board Nominee, Delay Decision

Land Use Commission Nominees Clear Senate Committee

As Mauna Kea Protests Grow, Some Hawaii Island Residents Worry About Jobs

Tuesday, April 14

House Passes Payday Lending Bill Minus Cap on Interest Rates

Monday, April 13

TMT Launches Online Campaign in Support of Mauna Kea Telescope

Friday, April 10

Telescope Protesters Prepare for Another Police Showdown

Wednesday, April 8

Legislature May Do Little to Address Hawaii’s Housing Shortage

Monday, April 6

Dr. Irwin Schatz, Father of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, Passes Away

Sunday, April 5

UH Summit to Explore Impact of Militarization on Pacific Islands

Thursday, April 2

Report: Hawaii Needs Nearly 66,000 Homes By 2025

D.R. Horton Agrees to Provide Cheaper Housing in Hoopili

Wednesday, April 1

Honolulu Traffic Jam: ‘A Perfect Storm of Everything Falling Apart’

Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture Finally Posts Some Data on Pesticide Sales

March 2015

Tuesday, March 31

Honolulu Drivers Frustrated With Traffic Hell Take to Twitter

City Council Amendments Would Make Hoopili Housing Cheaper

Monday, March 30

Fierce Opposition By Ag Industry Kills Pesticide Disclosure

Monday, March 23

Deal to Preserve Hundreds of Acres at Turtle Bay May Be In Jeopardy

Turtle Bay Conservation Easement At Risk After House Defers Financing Bill

Payday Lenders: Hawaii’s ‘Outrageous’ Rates Prompt Reform Efforts

After 2 Years, Hawaii Still Won’t Enforce Pesticide Disclosure Law

Thursday, March 19

Maui GMO Farming Moratorium Won’t Be Enforced Until At Least June

Wednesday, March 18

Senators’ 11th-Hour Decisions Doomed Ching Nomination

Tuesday, March 17

Hawaii Senate Schedules Carleton Ching Confirmation Vote

Friday, March 13

D.R. Horton Donates Makakilo Park to City & County of Honolulu

Omidyar-Backed Kauai Dairy Faces Second Court Challenge

Thursday, March 12

Panel Recommends Ching Nomination Be Rejected

Tough Questions for Ching — and Some Rough Answers

Tuesday, March 10

State Settles Suit Over Substandard Public Housing for $350K

Voter-Approved Maui County GMO Moratorium May Be Further Delayed

Friday, March 6

Lawsuit Claims Hawaii Public Housing Security Guards Beat Up Residents

Thursday, March 5

Honolulu City Council Panel Says No to 875 Homes in Malaekahana

City Council Panel Approves Rezoning for Hoopili Development

Tuesday, March 3

Tokuda Shoots Down Pesticide Buffer Zones Bill Without a Hearing

Turtle Bay Resort Settles 1 of 3 Lawsuits Challenging Expansion

As Hoopili Decision Looms, How Much Farmland Is Left?

Monday, March 2

Honolulu City Council Panel to Take Up North Shore Development Plan

February 2015

Thursday, February 26

Meet the People Helping to Shape Ige’s Administration

Ige Urges Senators to Support Carleton Ching Nomination for DLNR

Decriminalizing Homelessness: Bills Take Aim at City Policies

Friday, February 20

Sen. Green Calls on Ige to Withdraw Nomination of Carleton Ching

Thursday, February 19

Bill to Abolish Hawaii Land Use Commission Is Dead on Arrival

House Panel Rejects Bill to Impose Buffer Zones for Pesticides

Disappearing Farmland: Hoopili Continues the Trend

Wednesday, February 18

Senators Decide to Study Real Estate Tax Break Instead of Removing It

Senate Committee Approves 11 Nominees to Hawaii’s Development Authority

City: Hawaii Sen. Galuteria Owes More Than $7,000 in Back Taxes

Tuesday, February 17

Senate Panel to Take Up Bill To Remove Hawaii Real Estate Tax Break

Thursday, February 12

Hawaii Governor Supports Buffer Zones for Pesticide Spraying

Is Carleton Ching the Man to Protect Hawaii’s Public Lands?

Tuesday, February 10

Bill Would Decrease Annual Interest Rate for Payday Loans from 459% to 36%

Monday, February 9

Public Housing Is Crumbling, So What’s State Doing About It?

Honolulu Median Condo Price Hits Record High $381,000

Hearing on Hawaii Rep. Calvin Say’s Residency Set for Friday

Friday, February 6

Ige Announces Nominees to Kakaako Development Board

Thursday, February 5

House Lawmakers Seek $6 Million to Restore Kahoolawe

House Scraps Bill to Remove Tax Break for Prime Real Estate

Wednesday, February 4

Hawaii House Panel to Take Up Pesticide Buffer Zones

Monday, February 2

Sen. Brickwood Galuteria Admits He Claimed Improper Residency Tax Exemption

January 2015

Saturday, January 31

Housing and Homelessness Bills Before Hawaii Senate Commitee

Friday, January 30

Maui County Isn’t Sticking Up For Its GMO Farming Moratorium

300 Hawaii Residents to Receive Section 8 Housing Vouchers

Tuesday, January 27

Hawaii Rents Up More Than 10 Percent Since 2012

Monday, January 26

Ige’s State of the State Highlights Finances, Energy and Education

Friday, January 23

Environmentalists Criticize Gov. Ige’s Land Board Nominee

Nearly Half of Hawaii House Backs Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Measures Would Force Real Estate Trusts to Pay Hawaii Taxes

Tiny Apartments, Shipping Containers Proposed to Address Housing Crisis

Wednesday, January 21

Hawaii Senate President Calls for Getting Rid of the Land Use Commission

Living Hawaii: Why Aren’t Renters Getting More Tax Relief?

The Hawaii Legislature: A Guide to the 2015 Session

Tuesday, January 20

Will Hawaii Lawmakers Address Concerns About Pesticides?

Friday, January 16

More Than Half of Hawaii Public School Students Are Low-Income

Wednesday, January 14

Low-Income Hawaii Residents Have Nearly Twice the Tax Rate as the Rich

Friday, January 9

Honolulu Ranks 58 Out of 100 Most Livable Cities

Thursday, January 8

A Multimillion-Dollar Tax Loophole Bigger Than Ala Moana Center

December 2014

Wednesday, December 31

Hawaii Gov. Ige Announces Seven More Cabinet Members

Ulupono Initiative Seeks to Buy Hawaii’s Last Locally Owned Dairy

Tuesday, December 30

Hawaii Visitor Arrivals, Spending Up in November 2014

Monday, December 29

Will Ag Board Vote Doom One of Hawaii’s Two Remaining Dairies?

Friday, December 26

Honolulu’s Affordable Housing Rules Only Produced 68 Units in FY 2014

Thursday, December 18

Should Maui County Relax Its Affordable Housing Requirements?

Tuesday, December 16

SHAKA Movement Seeks Dismissal of Suit Against Maui GMO Farming Ban

Monday, December 15

Honolulu Property Values Jump $14B, Residential Property Up 7 Percent

Wednesday, December 10

Honolulu Is the 7th Least Affordable City for Millennials, Study Finds

Tuesday, December 9

When the Rail Rolls Into Kalihi, What Kind of Change Will it Bring?

Monday, December 8

Historic $7M Spent by Group Against Maui GMO Farming Moratorium

Honolulu Median Home Price Reaches Record $719K Due to High-End Sales

Thursday, December 4

Kauai Mayor Vetoes Bill to Require Biotech Firms to Pay Higher Taxes

Wednesday, December 3

Honolulu Planning Commission Supports D.R. Horton’s Hoopili Development

Tuesday, December 2

Gabbard, Hanabusa Applaud House Passage of Bill to Fund Native Hawaiian Housing Programs

City to Hold Public Meeting on Development Around Rail in Kalihi

Landlords’ Rejections Keep Hawaii Homeless on the Streets Longer

Hawaii Land Use Commission Disputes Developer’s Assurance on Hoopili

Monday, December 1

Tracking New Projects in a Fast-Growing Kakaako

November 2014

Wednesday, November 26

Judge Invalidates Partial Ban on GMOs in Hawaii County

Honolulu Planning Commission to Consider Hoopili Development

Tuesday, November 25

HCDA Greenlights Two More Kakaako Projects and Gives Director a Raise

Kauai OKs Building Permits for Dairy Farm Backed by eBay Founder Omidyar

Saturday, November 22

At TOD Summit, Experts Urge Honolulu to Dream Big

Two Groups Seek To Defend Maui County’s GMO Farming Ban

Friday, November 21

Honolulu to Host Symposium on Development Around Rail

UH Officials Talk Budget Woes at Civil Cafe

Wednesday, November 19

PRP’s Campaign Spending Violations Sent to City Prosecutors

Caldwell Wants HCDA to Adopt City’s New Affordable Housing Rules

Tuesday, November 18

Study: Hawaii County Has High Poverty and High Inequality

Here’s What You Should Know About Mayor Caldwell’s New Housing Strategy

Monday, November 17

Maui County Agrees Not to Enforce GMO Moratorium Until March

Lack of Money Leads to Lax Oversight of Pesticide Use in Hawaii

Saturday, November 15

Hawaii Housing Summit Highlights Need for Low-Income Rentals

Friday, November 14

State to Hold Public Meetings on Hawaii’s Land Use System

Thursday, November 13

Monsanto, Agrigenetics Sue to Invalidate Maui County GMO Farming Ban

Wednesday, November 12

Monsanto, Maui County Sued Over GMO Farming Moratorium

Tuesday, November 11

Conference to Explore Hawaii’s Lack of Affordable Housing

Monday, November 10

Does Neil Abercrombie Have a New Gig Lined Up?

Friday, November 7

Ige Appoints Mike McCartney from HTA as Chief of Staff

Thursday, November 6

If All of Molokai Had Voted, the Maui County GMO Ban Could Have Failed

Majority of Voters on Molokai, Lanai Opposed Maui County GMO Ban

Wednesday, November 5

Report: Provide Cheaper Housing, More Rental Units in Kakaako

Monsanto and Dow to Challenge Maui County GMO Farming Ban

Tuesday, November 4

1,000 Votes: Maui GMO Farming Ban Squeaks By

Office of Hawaiian Affairs: Incumbents Fare Well

Hawaii Legislature: Most Incumbents Win by Wide Margins

October 2014

Friday, October 31

North Shore Races Heat Up As Election Nears

Wednesday, October 29

Abercrombie: Affordable Housing Is Hawaii’s Most Pressing Issue

Tuesday, October 28

Nearly $8 Million Raised to Defeat Maui GMO Ballot Initiative

Monday, October 27

Study: Hawaii Is 3rd Least Politically Engaged State

Thursday, October 23

Just How Bad Is Honolulu’s Housing Crisis?

Wednesday, October 22

Promised Land: The Navy and the Damage Done

Tuesday, October 21

Promised Land: ‘Where Beauty Is Alongside the Ugliness’

Monday, October 20

Promised Land: Will Kahoolawe Ever Be Saved?

Wednesday, October 15

The Hill: EPA OKs New Pesticide for GMO Crops

More Than $11M Spent on Oregon GMO Labeling Ballot Measure

Tuesday, October 14

Is Hilo the 5th Most Expensive City in the Nation?

Tuesday, October 7

New Anti-GMO PAC Forms After Biotech Group Spends $820,000 on TV Ads

Thursday, October 2

Tiny Studio Apartments May Be Coming to Kakaako

Study: Farm Pollution in Hawaii Is Killing Sea Turtles

September 2014

Friday, September 26

No More PLDCs: Hawaii’s Top Gov Candidates Talk Development

Wednesday, September 24

Nonprofits Appeal Court Decision That Killed Kauai Anti-GMO Law

Wednesday, September 17

Maui Judge Rejects Effort to Keep Anti-GMO Voter Initiative Off November Ballot

Monday, September 15

Three Candidates, Three Views on Future of Fast-Growing Kakaako

Friday, September 12

Honolulu Mayor Celebrates Renovated Kakaako Park

Thursday, September 11

New Honolulu Housing Policy Aims to Help Renters, Low-Income Residents

Wednesday, September 10

Report: Kauai Resort Sold For $343 Million to Thai-Chinese Investor

Lawsuit Seeks to Remove GMO Voter Initiative From Maui County Ballot

Maunawili: The Richest Town in Hawaii

Tuesday, September 9

State Gives $5M to Maui Sports Complex That Neighbors Want to Stop

HCDA To Consider Director’s Salary Increase in Closed Meeting

Monday, September 8

Honolulu Councilman Advocates Ohana Units as Affordable Housing Solution

Ad Watch: Pro-GMO Group Calls Maui County Measure a ‘Farming Ban’

Sunday, September 7

Honolulu Home Price Dips Slightly Compared With August Last Year

Thursday, September 4

Hoopili Decisions Loom: ‘Prime Farmland’ May Give Way in West Oahu

Wednesday, September 3

Food Industry Leverages Hawaii Court Ruling in Vermont GMO Labeling Fight

Tuesday, September 2

State to Survey Residents About Hawaii’s Cost of Living

Howard Hughes Withdraws Petition to Provide Fewer Affordable Units in Kakaako

August 2014

Friday, August 29

Maui Pro-GMO and Anti-GMO Groups Both Oppose Ballot Initiative Title

Pro-GMO Hawaii Farm Group Aims to Spend $400,000

Wednesday, August 27

Honolulu Plan Promises to Improve Quality of Life in Ala Moana

Hawaii Land Use Commission Regains Quorum After Abercrombie Appoints Three Members

The Most Popular Job in Hawaii Pays $10.92 Per Hour

Monday, August 25

A&B Kakaako Condo Sells Out Quickly

Federal Judge Invalidates Kauai’s Anti-GMO Law

Friday, August 22

More Than $2.2B Spent on Hawaii Commercial Real Estate So Far This Year

Veterans Group to Host First VA Housing Summit in Hawaii

Big Ideas, Plenty of Uncertainty at Hawaii Environmental Council

Thursday, August 21

Donations Pour in to Influence GMO Debate, But Are They Being Disclosed?

Tuesday, August 19

Honolulu Planners to Present Ala Moana Draft TOD Plan Next Week

Clash Over State’s Kawainui Marsh Plan Divides Kailua

Monday, August 18

Honolulu Planners Mull Rezoning Application for Controversial Hoopili Subdivision

Friday, August 15

This Kailua Subdivision is Agricultural in Name Only

Thursday, August 7

Hawaii Economy Slows as Tourism Stalls, Construction Jobs Decline

Honolulu July Home Prices, Sales Up Since Last Year

Wednesday, August 6

Storm Prompts Kakaako Parks Closure, Frustrating Homeless Advocates

Friday, August 1

Affordable Housing Developer Urges HCDA to Approve Higher Asset Limit for Buyers

Earthjustice, Center for Food Safety Seek to Defend Big Island GMO Ban

July 2014

Thursday, July 31

Japan’s Resorttrust Inc. Buys Kahala Hotel for $300M

Conference to Explore Higher Ed Funding for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Wednesday, July 30

Hawaiian Homestead Subdivision Breaks Ground in Kapolei

Lack of Land Use Commission Members Stalls Development Petitions

Tuesday, July 29

South Kona’s $27.9M Māmalahoa Highway Bypass Extension Breaks Ground

Saturday, July 26

Planned Kauai Dairy Farm Backed by eBay Founder Omidyar Reduces Project Size

Friday, July 25

Hawaii Immigration Court Receives Eight Unaccompanied Children

Disclosures: Googling Hawaii’s Former Board Members

Thursday, July 24

Native Hawaiian Nation-Building Process Delayed Six Months

Wednesday, July 23

In Hawaii, Who Has the Authority To Regulate GMOs and Pesticide Use?

State Announces $657,388 in Grants for Small Business Training Programs

Whose Kakaako? Construction Boom Leaves Behind Residents With Greatest Housing Need

Monday, July 21

Cost Rises for Kauai Lawsuit Defending Disclosure Law on GMOs, Pesticides

Friday, July 18

Visitors to Hawaii’s National Parks Spent $312 Million in 2013

Thursday, July 17

Kakaako Condo Prices Jumped 75 Percent Since Last Year, Report Finds

Hawaii June Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 4.4 Percent

Tuesday, July 15

Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie Releases $1 Million to Revitalize Kakaako Pumping Station

Kauai Developer Sues to Block New Dairy Backed by eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar

Monday, July 14

Molokai Has the Most to Lose, But Least Say in GMO Debate

Wednesday, July 9

Court Ruling: Big Island GMO Papaya Growers Must Register, But Names Aren’t Public

Tuesday, July 8

UH Researchers Debut New Tool to Predict Seawater Flooding

Monday, July 7

Report: Kakaako Construction Projects Worth $2 Billion

Honolulu Median Home Price Reaches a Record $700,000

June 2014

Monday, June 30

Ige To Talk Kakaako Development at Forum

Thursday, June 26

A High-Stakes Initiative Could Ban GMO Farming in Maui County

Monday, June 23

The Coming Debate on Federal Recognition for Native Hawaiians

Thursday, June 19

Hawaii Governor Signs Bills to Combat Invasive Species, Require Hawaiian Expertise on Land Board

Feds to Hold Public Meetings on the U.S.-Native Hawaiian Relationship

Wednesday, June 18

A Republican’s GMO Bill Would Set National Standard

Tuesday, June 17

Biotech Trade Group Brings Muscle to Hawaii County GMO Fight

Monday, June 16

Report: Kakaako Condo Prices Soar 59 Percent Over 2013

Hawaii Seed Industry Group Revamps Leadership

Thursday, June 12

Kauai Bill Would Remove Tax Benefits for Crop Research

Wednesday, June 11

KAHEA to Host Celebration of World Ocean’s Day

Hawaii Development Agency Expands Homeless Services in Kakaako

HCDA Defers Decision on Kewalo Harbor Lease

Tuesday, June 10

Hawaii Development Agency OKs Two New Kakaako Midrises

Monday, June 9

Hawaii Farmers, Biotech Industry Challenge Big Island’s GMO Ban

Saturday, June 7

Honolulu Home Sales Up Nearly 15% in May, Median Price Reaches $682,000

Friday, June 6

Maui Initiative to Ban GMO Crops Gets Enough Signatures for Ballot

Victor Geminiani Takes on One Social Cause After Another

Report Details Disgraced Interior Official’s Misuse of Federal Funds

Thursday, June 5

HCDA to Developer: Stop Construction on 801 South St Tower B

Tuesday, June 3

Four Hawaii Farms to Pay $2.4M to Thai Laborers in Settlement

Monday, June 2

Uncertain Future for Kakaako Tower After Court Ruling

May 2014

Friday, May 30

OHA Grapples With Future of Hawaiian Nation-Building Effort

Two Visions of Laie: Plans for North Shore Growth Debated

Wednesday, May 28

801 South St. Tower B Sold Out to Hawaii Residents

Honolulu Mayor Signs Agreement for ‘Live Work Play Aiea’

Friday, May 23

Hawaii Gov Releases $46M for Hospitals, Prisons, New Nanakuli Library

Wednesday, May 21

Two Oregon Counties Vote to Ban GMO Crops

More of Hawaii’s Veterans Are Homeless Compared With Nearly Every Other State

Hawaii Has $52M in Unspent Funds for Drinking Water Projects

Tuesday, May 20

Abercrombie Signs Bill to Protect 665 Acres at Turtle Bay Resort

Saturday, May 17

Report Finds 48% of Hawaii Homes Purchased With Cash in First Quarter

Friday, May 16

Hawaii Dept of Health Study Finds Low Levels of Pesticides in Streams

Thursday, May 15

Hawaii Officials Applaud Selection of Hawaii for 2016 World Conservation Congress

What’s the Future of Kakaako? ThinkTech Hawaii Hosts Forum Downtown Today

How Much Responsibility Should Hawaii Have for Accidents on Public Trails?

Tuesday, May 13

More Proof that Honolulu Is A Really Expensive Place to Buy a Home

Maui Anti-GMO Group Is Paying Petition Signature Gatherers $5 Per Name

Saturday, May 10

Maui County Settles Case Against MAUIWatch Creator for $25,000

OHA Trustees Rescind Letter Questioning Hawaii’s Legal Status

Hawaii Grassroots Groups Grab Attention of State Ethics Commission

Friday, May 9

National Park Service: Honouliuli Internment Camp Is Nationally Significant Site

Hawaii Tourism Director Advocates for Funding, Policy Changes Before U.S. Congress

New Traffic Signals at Honolulu Airport To Switch On This Weekend

Thursday, May 8

Residents of Royal Capital Plaza in Kakaako File Motion Against 801 South St. Tower B

Legislative Changes Aren’t Slowing the Pace of Kakaako Development

Wednesday, May 7

Honolulu Home Sales Drop in April, But Median Price Rises to $648,000 from Last Year

Hawaii’s Wind Farms Are Killing Endangered Animals, KITV Reports

Whole Foods Market to Open Fourth Hawaii Store in Kakaako

Tuesday, May 6

More Than 130,000 Native Hawaiians Sign Up for Nation Building

April 2014

Wednesday, April 30

Taking Root: A Rising Voice in Hawaii’s GMO Politics

Thursday, April 24

Hawaii Senate to Vote on Controversial Nomination to HCDA Kakaako Board

Public Access Trails Hawaii Wins Case Against Haleakala Ranch Company on Maui

Monday, April 21

Hawaii’s Hotel-to-Condo Conversions Spark Activism Among Filipinos

Friday, April 18

Hawaii Gov Announces Turtle Bay Agreement, But Fight Is Far From Over

Wednesday, April 16

Critics Say Bills Undermine Hawaii’s Historic Preservation Laws

Tuesday, April 15

Center for Food Safety, Earthjustice Join Case to Defend Kauai GMO Law

Tuesday, April 8

Hawaii Lawmakers Advance Minimum Wage Bill, Curbs on HCDA

Hawaii Rock Climbers File Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Sylvia Luke

Friday, April 4

Bill Scales Major Hurdle, Could Lead to Reopening Rock-Climbing Trails

Should Hawaii Pay Turtle Bay Resort to Not Develop Some North Shore Land?

Thursday, April 3

Will Hiking Trails in Hawaii Be Shut Down?

March 2014

Sunday, March 30

The Future Is Still Cloudy For Bills Affecting Kakaako Development

Friday, March 28

Senate Panel OKs Ag Board Nominee Over Opposition from Anti-GMO Activists

Monday, March 24

Global Horizons Liable For Mistreating Thai Farm Laborers in Hawaii

Saturday, March 22

Hawaii Legislature Mulls Solar Power and Child Care on Agricultural Land

Tuesday, March 18

Hawaii Senate to Decide on Aaron Mahi for the Land Use Commission

Saturday, March 15

Is Updating Hawaii’s Outdated Farmland Ratings Worth the Cost?

Friday, March 14

Kamehameha Schools Talks Urban Growth and Kakaako at Civil Cafe

Wednesday, March 12

Hawaii Lawmakers Juggle Multiple Tax Credit Proposals

Friday, March 7

Anti-GMO Activists Fear Gov’s Nomination Weakens Their Cause

Wednesday, March 5

Smooth Passage for Most Bills at Hawaii Legislature

Tuesday, March 4

‘I Don’t Want to Translate’: Rep. Hanohano’s Use of Hawaiian Leads to Tension on House Floor

Native Hawaiian Lobbying Is Paying Dividends at Hawaii’s Legislature

Monday, March 3

What Bills Are Still Alive at the Halfway Point of Hawaii’s Legislature?

Sunday, March 2

Should Hawaii Hotel Developers Get a Tax Break to Help Tourism?

February 2014

Thursday, February 27

Developing Agriculture: HCDA Helps Restore Kalo Fields in Windward Oahu

Tuesday, February 25

Maui Residents Want to Let Voters Decide on GMO Ban

Saturday, February 22

Legislature: Reform Hawaii’s Tourism Agency

Thursday, February 20

Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz Is Trying to Restore the Heartland of Oahu

Tuesday, February 18

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Gov Wants $60,700 for Membership Fee

Wednesday, February 12

Bill Would Give Hawaii Legislators More Power Over Public Trails

Tuesday, February 11

Should Hawaii Lawmakers Create a ‘Koreatown’ in Honolulu?

Birth Rights: Mothers Cry Foul at Bill to Regulate Home Births

Friday, February 7

What Should Lawmakers Do With Hawaii’s Development Authority?

Wednesday, February 5

Bid to Override County GMO Restrictions Is Dead — for Now

Tuesday, February 4

Sen. Chun Oakland Seeks $220M for Affordable Housing in Hawaii

January 2014

Thursday, January 30

Hawaii AG May Spend $3 Million to Investigate Matson, Defend State

Tuesday, January 28

Food Fight: Hawaii Lawmakers Grapple With GMO Labeling

Monday, January 27

Living Hawaii: Could Removing State Taxes on Food Make it Cheaper?

Sunday, January 26

Bill Would Create a Park on North Shore to Address Erosion, Traffic Woes

Wednesday, January 22

Is Hawaii Really Doing So Well? Fact-Checking the Governor’s Speech

Thursday, January 16

Hawaii House Speaker: It’s High Time We Allow Marijuana Dispensaries

Tuesday, January 7

Living Hawaii: Priced Out of Paradise — Where $600K Is a Bargain Home

Wednesday, January 1

Urban Color Scheme: Why Is Honolulu So Beige?

December 2013

Thursday, December 19

Kamehameha Highway Chaos: State’s Parking Barriers May Bring Lawsuit

Saturday, December 14

Reforming the Juvenile Justice System Could Save Hawaii Millions

Friday, December 13

What’s Next for the Hawaii Health Connector?

Debate Rises Over Development Plan for Kailua Marsh

Thursday, December 5

Hawaii Development Agency Approves Kakaako Tower Over Protests

November 2013

Wednesday, November 27

Kakaako Rising: Is This Community Development?

Friday, November 22

Lawmakers Scrutinize Office of Hawaiian Affairs Over Land Deals

Thursday, November 14

Honolulu City Council Approves Koa Ridge Development

Saturday, November 9

Hawaii Land Use Commission Puts Off Voting on Turtle Bay Land

Tuesday, November 5

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

October 2013

Thursday, October 31

The Big Stink in Kakaako Won’t Go Away Soon

Tuesday, October 29

Caldwell: Kakaako Has More Infrastructure Than Other Areas of Honolulu

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

Friday, October 25

Why Hasn’t Hawaii Gov Filled Development Agency Seats?

Wednesday, October 23

For Sale: Waikiki’s Royal Hawaiian Center

January 2013

Tuesday, January 8

FOCUS: Meet Alberta Pukahi, the Campus Security Captain

December 2012

Wednesday, December 19

FOCUS: Meet Vladmir Berzansky, The Man Without a Home

Saturday, December 15

What Hawaii’s Low Unemployment Rate Doesn’t Say

Wednesday, December 12

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

Tuesday, December 11

FOCUS: Meet Jenn Labencki, The Navy Wife

Friday, December 7

Gov: Hawaii Has Among the Lowest Unemployment

Thursday, December 6

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

Tuesday, December 4

State Ethics Commission Resolves the Case of the Missing DVDs

November 2012

Monday, November 5

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

Thursday, November 1

FOCUS: Meet Innocenta Sound, The Community Navigator

October 2012

Tuesday, October 30

FOCUS: Meet Rose Canilang, The New Citizen

Friday, October 26

Djou: Hanabusa Voted Against Small Business Tax Relief

Thursday, October 25

Hanabusa: Djou Formed Political Lobbying Firm

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

Tuesday, October 23

Environmental Groups: Don’t Import Natural Gas

Thursday, October 18

More Muggy Days Ahead? Hawaii Trade Winds Are Dying Down

Lingle: I Never Sold an Acre of Ceded Land

Wednesday, October 17

Hirono: Lingle Co-Chairs Mitt Romney’s Campaign

FOCUS: Meet Edwin Otsuji, The Farmer

Tuesday, October 16

Hawaii’s Elevator Safety In Free Fall?

Wednesday, October 10

Lingle: Obamacare Takes $716B from Medicare

Tuesday, October 9

Hawaii Ethics Commission Still Missing a Member

Saturday, October 6

Not Registered to Vote? Monday is the Last Day

Thursday, October 4

Cayetano: Caldwell Raised Property Taxes, Zoo Fee for Keiki

Wednesday, October 3

FOCUS: Meet Joe Souza, The Ukulele Maker

Tuesday, October 2

It’s Your Money: Hawaii Schools Paying Double for Hot Dogs

Monday, October 1

Hanabusa: Djou Voted Against Military Funding

September 2012

Friday, September 28

Djou: I Was Hawaii’s Most Moderate Congressman

Supreme Court to Rule on Privacy, Affirmative Action

Thursday, September 27

Kakaako Mural Adds to Hawaii’s Growing Urban Art Scene

Wednesday, September 26

Most Oppose Hawaii Judiciary’s Plan to Seal Expunged Records

Friday, September 21

Kauai Councilman Sues Prosecutor for Violating Civil Rights

Thursday, September 20

Cayetano: Bus Rapid Transit ‘Sweeping the Country’

Caldwell: Honolulu On Cutting Edge Of Driverless Rail Systems

Wednesday, September 19

FOCUS: Meet Kenny Endo, The Taiko Drummer

Tuesday, September 18

Nonprofits Work to Get Hawaii’s Youth to the Polls

Thursday, September 13

Lingle: Hirono Votes with Dems 96 Percent of the Time

Hawaii Partners with China on Moon Landing

Tuesday, September 11

How Important Are Your Hawaii Trade Winds?

Saturday, September 8

Donation Fuels Grassroots Efforts to Bring Better Healthcare to Wahiawa

Thursday, September 6

Gun Rights Dominate Hearing On Non-Violence

Tuesday, September 4

FOCUS: New Multimedia Series Spotlights the People of Hawaii

Monday, September 3

Cash Infusion Energizes Hawaii Electric-Car Charging Company

August 2012

Thursday, August 30

African-American Groups in Hawaii Angered by Latest Birther Request

Tuesday, August 28

Pacific Islands Lose an Advocate in Akaka

Friday, August 24

Education Advocates: Poll Shows Support for State-Funded Preschool

Thursday, August 23

Almost No Debt for Dems, But GOP Still Owes $66K

Tuesday, August 7

Big Brother in the Passenger Seat?

Saturday, August 4

Hawaii Ranks Near Bottom for Doing Business — But Does It Matter?

July 2012

Thursday, July 26

Cayetano: 2 in 100 Will Ride Rail, Half Will Be Bus Riders

What Does ‘Expunged’ Mean in Hawaii?

Wednesday, July 18

Hanabusa Raises — and Spends — More Than Djou

Monday, July 16

Hawaii Lawmakers Told to Fill in the Pukas

Thursday, July 12

Cayetano: You Can’t Build Home Additions in Pearl City

Carlisle: Cannabis Clubs Being ‘Abandoned Wholesale’

Tuesday, July 10

Who is the Wealthiest Hawaii Lawmaker?

Tuesday, July 3

One Year Later, Hawaii Lawmakers Still Not Reporting Stock Ownership