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Anita Hofschneider

#MeToo: One Woman’s Story Of Sexual Harassment By Hawaii Sen. Dan Inouye Nick Grube/Civil Beat

#MeToo: One Woman’s Story Of Sexual Harassment By Hawaii Sen. Dan Inouye

Megan Bailiff says her treatment by the late U.S. senator — and the staffers who protected him — changed her life.

Why We Published New Sexual Harassment Claims About Dan Inouye

Why We Published New Sexual Harassment Claims About Dan Inouye

Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in professional settings, enabled by a culture of silence in which colleagues look the other way.

Racial Inequality In Hawaii Is A Lot Worse Than You Think Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Racial Inequality In Hawaii Is A Lot Worse Than You Think

Japanese, Okinawan and white residents are significantly wealthier than Native Hawaiians and more recent immigrants from Polynesia and Micronesia.

Joe Souki: I’m Sorry But I Don’t Remember Doing It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Joe Souki: I’m Sorry But I Don’t Remember Doing It

The 86-year-old longtime Maui lawmaker insisted Wednesday he’s never acted badly toward women even though he’s resigning.

Former Hawaii House Speaker Forced Out Over Sexual Harassment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Hawaii House Speaker Forced Out Over Sexual Harassment

Several women had filed ethics complaints against Joe Souki, a longtime lawmaker from Maui.

House Harassment Policy Puts Speaker In Charge Of All Complaints Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Harassment Policy Puts Speaker In Charge Of All Complaints

The internal process for resolving sexual harassment complaints in the House doesn’t anticipate what happens if the speaker is the one being accused.

Vatican Exiles Guam Archbishop After Trial Involving Sexual Abuse Claims AP

Vatican Exiles Guam Archbishop After Trial Involving Sexual Abuse Claims

UPDATED: Anthony Apuron’s sentence was relatively light and amounts to an early retirement anywhere but Guam.

Study: New Federal Tax Law Will Hurt Many Honolulu Homeowners Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: New Federal Tax Law Will Hurt Many Honolulu Homeowners

The loss of some deductions for mortgage and state and local taxes impacts areas with the most expensive real estate.

Don’t Count On A Minimum Wage Hike This Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Don’t Count On A Minimum Wage Hike This Session

The Senate wants an analysis. The House wants to give employers the option of increasing pay or offering paid sick leave.

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Halts Some Spending After Scathing Audit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Halts Some Spending After Scathing Audit

OHA was criticized for spending millions of dollars without sufficient oversight and ignoring its own rules.

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Calls For Firing Of CEO Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Calls For Firing Of CEO

A recent state audit found both the chief executive, Kamana‘opono Crabbe, and trustees are responsible for misspending.

Study: Hawaii Residents Are The Deepest In Debt Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: Hawaii Residents Are The Deepest In Debt

Hawaii residents don’t earn enough money to offset expensive rent, student loans and consumer debt.