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Anita Hofschneider

Developer Plans To Convert 200 Hawaii Kai Rentals Into Condos Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Developer Plans To Convert 200 Hawaii Kai Rentals Into Condos

The changeover for units built just two years ago illustrates the economic difficulties that make for an apartment shortage in Honolulu.

Here’s How Much Hawaii CEOs Make Compared To Their Employees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How Much Hawaii CEOs Make Compared To Their Employees

The gap between CEO pay and the median salaries of their employees for Hawaii’s publicly-traded companies is narrower than nationwide.

Another Hawaii State Audit Questions OHA Grant Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Another Hawaii State Audit Questions OHA Grant Spending

The state auditor raises questions about whether the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is meeting its fiduciary duty to Native Hawaiians.

United Airlines Resists Honolulu Workers’ Effort To Unionize Cory Lum/Civil Beat

United Airlines Resists Honolulu Workers’ Effort To Unionize

Most employees in the Honolulu catering department are from islands in Micronesia and rely on flight benefits to go home.

Lawsuit: Managers Took Bribes At Low-Income Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Managers Took Bribes At Low-Income Rentals

Executives at a Hawaii property management company say the allegations are false and upsetting.

For Tourists Only: This Hawaii Wedding Venue Won’t Host Locals Ewen Roberts/Flickr

For Tourists Only: This Hawaii Wedding Venue Won’t Host Locals

Some wedding venues only accept destination weddings to limit the number of guests and the effect on neighbors.

Why No One Wants To Blow The Whistle On Sexual Misconduct Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why No One Wants To Blow The Whistle On Sexual Misconduct

People who experience sexual harassment at the Hawaii State Capitol fear the consequences if they complain.

Hawaii Inequality Study Overlooked Thousands of Micronesians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Inequality Study Overlooked Thousands of Micronesians

Service providers say more data is needed to help Hawaii’s most recent immigrants.

OHA Trustee Under Investigation For Accepting $72,000 From Heiress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Trustee Under Investigation For Accepting $72,000 From Heiress

Rowena Akana says charges against her by the state ethics commission are inaccurate and politically motivated.

Lawmakers Offer Hawaii Developers Big Tax Break To Build Apartments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Offer Hawaii Developers Big Tax Break To Build Apartments

But critics question a proposal that would subsidize rents as high as $3,000 for a one-bedroom unit.

$93K Is Now Considered Low-Income For Honolulu Family Of 4 Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

$93K Is Now Considered Low-Income For Honolulu Family Of 4

Oahu’s median income jumped nearly 11 percent in a year, according to new federal housing guidelines.

Hawaii Lawmakers Say They Want Better Sexual Harassment Rules — Just Not Yet Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Say They Want Better Sexual Harassment Rules — Just Not Yet

Legislative leaders say they need to study the issue and consult experts before making any changes.