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Anita Hofschneider

Searing Audit Says OHA Misspent Millions Of Dollars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Searing Audit Says OHA Misspent Millions Of Dollars

UPDATED: The Office of Hawaiian Affairs chairwoman says trustees are already addressing problems identified in the audit.

Mismanagement Could Cost Honolulu Another $10 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mismanagement Could Cost Honolulu Another $10 Million

The city is scrambling to figure out how to make use of empty buildings in Waipahu and Chinatown.
Mayor’s Affordable Housing Mandate Loses Ground Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Mayor’s Affordable Housing Mandate Loses Ground

A City Council committee agrees to incentives for developers, but hesitates to impose requirements to build affordable units.
Missile Scare Motivates Activists Who Fear Military’s Presence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Missile Scare Motivates Activists Who Fear Military’s Presence

The false alarm occurred four days before the 125th anniversary of the Hawaiian Kingdom's overthrow.
Nearly Half Of Hawaii Residents Struggle To Make Ends Meet Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nearly Half Of Hawaii Residents Struggle To Make Ends Meet

Finding affordable housing and a job that pays enough on the same island is tough, according to a new report.
How Mismanagement Cost Honolulu Nearly $5 Million In Federal Aid Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

How Mismanagement Cost Honolulu Nearly $5 Million In Federal Aid

The unspent money was intended to help ease the city's critical problems with homelessness and affordable housing.
How Will Hawaii Fare Under Federal Tax Changes? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Will Hawaii Fare Under Federal Tax Changes?

Limits on deductions for mortgage interest and state and local tax payments could offset the benefits of temporary tax cuts for island residents.

Feds: Many Public Housing Units For The Disabled Aren’t Really Accessible Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority is appealing the preliminary findings of a federal investigation.

HPD Won’t Force Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns Right Away Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

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

But the department will continue to deny new gun permits to medical cannabis patients.

Honolulu Police Tell Medical Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Tell Medical Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns

Some say the department’s policy of sending letters to patients is an escalation of efforts to deny gun permits.

Craigslist: Where Desperate Hawaii Renters Plead For Help Getty Images/iStockphoto

Craigslist: Where Desperate Hawaii Renters Plead For Help

Online postings show the dire straits would-be renters face in one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets.