Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Vatican Exiles Guam Archbishop After Trial Involving Sexual Abuse Claims AP

Vatican Exiles Guam Archbishop After Trial Involving Sexual Abuse Claims

UPDATED: Anthony Apuron’s sentence was relatively light and amounts to an early retirement anywhere but Guam.

Study: New Federal Tax Law Will Hurt Many Honolulu Homeowners Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: New Federal Tax Law Will Hurt Many Honolulu Homeowners

The loss of some deductions for mortgage and state and local taxes impacts areas with the most expensive real estate.

Don’t Count On A Minimum Wage Hike This Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Don’t Count On A Minimum Wage Hike This Session

The Senate wants an analysis. The House wants to give employers the option of increasing pay or offering paid sick leave.

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Halts Some Spending After Scathing Audit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Halts Some Spending After Scathing Audit

OHA was criticized for spending millions of dollars without sufficient oversight and ignoring its own rules.

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Calls For Firing Of CEO Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Calls For Firing Of CEO

A recent state audit found both the chief executive, Kamana‘opono Crabbe, and trustees are responsible for misspending.

Study: Hawaii Residents Are The Deepest In Debt Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: Hawaii Residents Are The Deepest In Debt

Hawaii residents don’t earn enough money to offset expensive rent, student loans and consumer debt.

Maui Senator Tries Again To Reform High-Interest Payday Loans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Maui Senator Tries Again To Reform High-Interest Payday Loans

Hawaii currently allows lenders to offer loans with annual interest rates as high as 459 percent.

Ige Promises To Help Anxious Kakaako Seniors Facing Rent Hikes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Promises To Help Anxious Kakaako Seniors Facing Rent Hikes

The governor says the state will provide monthly subsidies of up to $250, and indicates a willingness to help residents elsewhere.

Final State Audit Criticizes OHA For Misspending, Lack Of Transparency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Final State Audit Criticizes OHA For Misspending, Lack Of Transparency

The audit found the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is spending money too loosely in a way that benefits the politically connected.

Development Lobbyist Failed To Register With Honolulu Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Development Lobbyist Failed To Register With Honolulu Ethics Commission

David Arakawa hadn’t registered to lobby at Honolulu Hale for at least five years. And then a reporter asked him about it.

OHA Demands Financial Details From Its Own Companies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Demands Financial Details From Its Own Companies

Organizations created by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs will have to provide documents for an internal audit.

Seniors Fear Sharp Rent Increases In Kakaako Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Seniors Fear Sharp Rent Increases In Kakaako

UPDATED: Ownership of the property has changed recently and residents are being asked to sign new leases.