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Anita Hofschneider

Man’s Death In Honolulu Police Custody Caused By Drugs, Shackles And A Struggle Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Man’s Death In Honolulu Police Custody Caused By Drugs, Shackles And A Struggle

A medical examiner’s report shows the 28-year-old Kaneohe man died in June from a combination of drug and alcohol use and a physical struggle with police.

Hawaii Pacific Islanders Are Twice As Likely To Be Hospitalized For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Pacific Islanders Are Twice As Likely To Be Hospitalized For COVID-19

Chuukese, Marshallese and Samoan residents have been getting the deadly virus at the highest rates.

Pacific Islanders Can’t Return Home During COVID-19 — Even To Bury Their Loved Ones Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pacific Islanders Can’t Return Home During COVID-19 — Even To Bury Their Loved Ones

Indigenous burial traditions were already threatened by economic pressures and changing cultures. Then the pandemic struck.

Over Half Of Hawaii’s Workers’ Comp COVID-19 Claims Are Initially Denied Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Over Half Of Hawaii’s Workers’ Comp COVID-19 Claims Are Initially Denied

Coronavirus-related claims are being denied at higher rates than other claims because it’s hard to prove whether an employee caught the virus at work.

Report: Honolulu Police Use Of Force Increased Last Year

Report: Honolulu Police Use Of Force Increased Last Year

A new report shows racial disparities persisted in 2019 in the Honolulu Police Department’s use of force.

Ethics Complaint Filed After Honolulu Lobbyist Fails (Again) To Register Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ethics Complaint Filed After Honolulu Lobbyist Fails (Again) To Register

The Sierra Club’s complaint against the advocate for developers comes as the City Council takes up a controversial parking bill.

OHA: Alapa Unseats Longtime Incumbent Machado In Race For Molokai Seat

OHA: Alapa Unseats Longtime Incumbent Machado In Race For Molokai Seat

Keli’i Akina was in a tight race to keep his at-large seat, and Keola Lindsey led the race for the Hawaii island seat.

Hawaii Opens Section 8 Waitlist For Oahu Renters Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Opens Section 8 Waitlist For Oahu Renters

Current Oahu renters can sign up online between Thursday and Monday to try to get on the waitlist.