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Anita Hofschneider

Many UH Students Struggled With Hunger And Homelessness Last Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Many UH Students Struggled With Hunger And Homelessness Last Year

The university is developing a master plan to help address economic challenges undergraduates are facing.

Why Juneteenth Is A Complicated Holiday For Hawaii’s Black Community Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Why Juneteenth Is A Complicated Holiday For Hawaii’s Black Community

Some say recognizing Juneteenth must be followed by efforts to improve racial inequity in Hawaii.

Honolulu Is Revamping How It Prosecutes Domestic Violence Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Is Revamping How It Prosecutes Domestic Violence Cases

The Honolulu prosecutor says only a small fraction of abusive family members are convicted, but that should change under a new policy.

Honolulu Residents Have Just One More Day To Apply For Section 8 Getty Images/iStockphoto

Honolulu Residents Have Just One More Day To Apply For Section 8

The demand for housing vouchers is so high that people have to pre-apply and be chosen by a lottery in order to join the wait list for the program.

Hawaii Becomes 49th State To Recognize Juneteenth Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Becomes 49th State To Recognize Juneteenth

Other new laws signed Wednesday include phasing out high-interest payday loans and mandating reporting of financial abuse against older adults.

Hawaii Is Bringing Back Its Health Equity Office As Pandemic Highlights Disparities Screenshot/DOH website

Hawaii Is Bringing Back Its Health Equity Office As Pandemic Highlights Disparities

The office will be reestablished with the help of nearly $25 million in federal funds.

Hawaii’s Hot Housing Market Is Squeezing Out Renters Getty Images/iStockphoto

Hawaii’s Hot Housing Market Is Squeezing Out Renters

The number of renters who are looking for a new place to live could rise when the eviction moratorium is lifted in August.

Hawaii’s Eviction Moratorium To End In August Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii’s Eviction Moratorium To End In August

Gov. David Ige said he plans to extend the moratorium for another 60 days but no longer.

Hawaii Requires Pandemic Unemployment Recipients To Job Hunt Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Requires Pandemic Unemployment Recipients To Job Hunt

People receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance in Hawaii include contractors and self-employed residents.