Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

‘Simply Madness’: City Owes $100K For Missing Deadlines In Disputes

‘Simply Madness’: City Owes $100K For Missing Deadlines In Disputes

Honolulu officials have ignored daily fines, deadlines and subpoenas in grievance cases with United Public Workers.

Gabbard Seeks Report On Pacific Nuclear Waste Dome Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Gabbard Seeks Report On Pacific Nuclear Waste Dome

Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is reportedly leaking nuclear waste.

Hirono Wants To Change How The Military Prosecutes Sexual Assault Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Wants To Change How The Military Prosecutes Sexual Assault

Military sexual assaults are up from 14,900 estimated instances in 2016 to 20,500, according to data released in 2019.

Gabbard, Case Urge DHS To Help Pacific Islanders Get IDs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard, Case Urge DHS To Help Pacific Islanders Get IDs

New federal guidance requires citizens of Palau, the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia to present visas or employment documents to obtain federally approved IDs.

Trump’s Latest Immigration Proposals Could Affect Many In Hawaii C-SPAN

Trump’s Latest Immigration Proposals Could Affect Many In Hawaii

Limiting family-based immigration would have a major impact on local Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Honolulu’s Population Fell In 2018

Honolulu’s Population Fell In 2018

Oahu is getting less crowded while more people are living on the neighbor islands according to 2018 census data.

Hirono Co-Sponsors Bill To Help Adoptees Get Citizenship Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Co-Sponsors Bill To Help Adoptees Get Citizenship

Thousands were left out of a bill in 2000 that extended U.S. citizenship to children adopted internationally by American parents.

A Dome Holding Nuclear Waste Is Leaking In The Pacific Tamara Greenstone Alefaio

A Dome Holding Nuclear Waste Is Leaking In The Pacific

Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands contains radioactive material leftover from U.S. nuclear testing in Micronesia.

Some Hawaii Public Housing Tenants Could Be Evicted Under Trump Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Hawaii Public Housing Tenants Could Be Evicted Under Trump Proposal

The proposed rule would require HUD to check the immigration status of anyone under 62 who receives public assistance including housing.

Here’s What Trump Plans To Discuss With Three Pacific Nations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s What Trump Plans To Discuss With Three Pacific Nations

President Donald Trump intends to meet with the heads of Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia on Tuesday.

Trump To Meet Leaders Of 3 Micronesian Nations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trump To Meet Leaders Of 3 Micronesian Nations

All three Pacific island countries have strategic agreements with the U.S. that give the military control over their airspace and waters.

Hirono Urges Feds To Expedite Paperwork For COFA Citizens Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hirono Urges Feds To Expedite Paperwork For COFA Citizens

Thousands of legal migrants from Pacific island nations are now unable to get federally approved IDs due to new Homeland Security guidelines.