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Anita Hofschneider

Kaiser Contract Negotiations Stall, Setting The Stage For A Strike Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Kaiser Contract Negotiations Stall, Setting The Stage For A Strike

Kaiser says its workers are overpaid but the union disagrees and opposes hiring workers at lower wages.

Native Hawaiians Grapple With The Mental Toll Of The Delta Surge Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Native Hawaiians Grapple With The Mental Toll Of The Delta Surge

The pandemic has been bad for mental health overall, exacerbating anxiety in particular.

Hawaii Fines Embry Health $207K For Unregulated Covid Tests Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

Hawaii Fines Embry Health $207K For Unregulated Covid Tests

The Arizona-based company vowed to work with Hawaii regulators.

Hawaii’s Unemployment Office Will Open For Walk-Ins On Dec. 1 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Unemployment Office Will Open For Walk-Ins On Dec. 1

The office’s continued closure has been a source of frustration for Hawaii residents who lost their jobs during pandemic shutdowns and needed help with their applications.

Experts Say Covid-19 May Never Go Away, But It’s Becoming Manageable Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Experts Say Covid-19 May Never Go Away, But It’s Becoming Manageable

Some think Hawaii is through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic but health officials urge caution as the virus becomes endemic.

Hawaii Families Look To The Federal Spending Bill To Keep Them Afloat Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Families Look To The Federal Spending Bill To Keep Them Afloat

Despite Hawaii’s Democratic leadership, the state does not offer paid medical and family leave. Some hope Biden’s bill could change that.

Hawaii Wins More Than $1.5M In Mortgage Fraud Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Wins More Than $1.5M In Mortgage Fraud Case

A couple from Waianae will regain their house as well as $62,000.

Climate Change Threatens To Worsen Health Disparities In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Climate Change Threatens To Worsen Health Disparities In Hawaii

Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders already face disproportionately high rates of diseases like diabetes.

Biden’s Spending Bill Could Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Housing in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Biden’s Spending Bill Could Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Housing in Hawaii

Hawaii housing prices have shot up during the pandemic, with the median home price on Oahu exceeding $1 million.