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Anita Hofschneider

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea

Officials are committed to escorting construction vehicles for the Thirty Meter Telescope up the mountain this week.

ACLU Urges Law Enforcement To Respect The Rights Of TMT Protesters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Urges Law Enforcement To Respect The Rights Of TMT Protesters

Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope are expected to confront construction crews next week.

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week

UPDATED: Opponents are still trying to stop the observatory from being built on Mauna Kea and the state is bracing for protests.

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents File New Lawsuit To Stop Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents File New Lawsuit To Stop Project

This is the latest complaint against the planned observatory, which is on the cusp of breaking ground atop Mauna Kea.

Critics Fear Citizenship Question Could Skew Hawaii Census Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Critics Fear Citizenship Question Could Skew Hawaii Census

Hawaii has a higher percentage of foreign-born residents than other states but a lower than average census participation rate.

Critics Fear Trump’s Plan To Redefine Poverty Could Mean Bad News For Hawaii Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Critics Fear Trump’s Plan To Redefine Poverty Could Mean Bad News For Hawaii

The federal poverty line already doesn’t take into account the state’s high cost of living.

70 Sex Abuse Cases Settled On Guam Cory Lum/Civil Beat

70 Sex Abuse Cases Settled On Guam

They’re only a fraction of the more than 220 sex abuse cases filed on Guam since 2016.

Will This Year’s Confrontation At Mauna Kea Become Hawaii’s Standing Rock? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will This Year’s Confrontation At Mauna Kea Become Hawaii’s Standing Rock?

Protestors say they’ll remain nonviolent, but fear the state and county’s response to their planned activism.

Honolulu Workers Need $39.75 Per Hour To Rent A 2-BR PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Workers Need $39.75 Per Hour To Rent A 2-BR

That’s according to a new study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Where Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islander Communities Are Growing Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Where Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islander Communities Are Growing

In 2018 there were more Pacific Islanders, including Native Hawaiians, living in Los Angeles County than Maui and Kauai counties combined.

‘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.