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Anita Hofschneider

Over 30,000 Have Voted In Special Election For City Council Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Over 30,000 Have Voted In Special Election For City Council

The long campaign for the right to represent East Honolulu finally ends Saturday for Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters.

Survey: 1 in 4 Micronesians Say They Face Prejudice At Work Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Survey: 1 in 4 Micronesians Say They Face Prejudice At Work

A new survey finds some Micronesians report missing out on promotions or being denied jobs due to their ethnicity.

Waters Leads Ozawa In Money Raised And Spent In City Council Race Courtesy of the candidates

Waters Leads Ozawa In Money Raised And Spent In City Council Race

UPDATED: The service workers union AiKea Unite Here raised $170,000 in three months to support Waters.

VIDEO: Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

VIDEO: Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets

Here’s what they have to say about social media comments hating on their community.

Micronesians In Hawaii Still Struggle To Get Health Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Micronesians In Hawaii Still Struggle To Get Health Care

Low-income patients are afraid of going to the doctor and being saddled with co-payments. Unlike U.S. citizens or many green card holders, they aren’t eligible for Medicaid.

Panel Narrowly Recommends Keeping William Aila In Hawaiian Home Lands Post Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Panel Narrowly Recommends Keeping William Aila In Hawaiian Home Lands Post

If he wins approval in the full Senate, he’ll likely serve as interim director of the agency under fire for its long wait list for homes.

Zero-Interest Loans Help Hawaii Residents Afford Big Down Payments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Zero-Interest Loans Help Hawaii Residents Afford Big Down Payments

Saving for a down payment can be tough in Honolulu, where the median home value was $790,000 last year.

Bill Could Make It Easier To Pursue Sexual Harassment Claims In Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Could Make It Easier To Pursue Sexual Harassment Claims In Court

The bill aims to end secret, mandatory arbitration proceedings for claims brought by employees against their employers.

Outdated Technology Hampers Investigations Into Hawaii Professionals Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Outdated Technology Hampers Investigations Into Hawaii Professionals

The state agency charged with overseeing thousands of licensees is finally switching to an updated complaints management system.

Navy Wants To Continue Bombing This Tiny Island In The Pacific Courtesy of NOAA

Navy Wants To Continue Bombing This Tiny Island In The Pacific

A plan to expand military training in the Marianas, which also includes more sonar and underwater explosive training, has drawn concerns from environmentalists.

Gov. Ige’s Re-Appointment Of Public Safety Director Is Meeting Resistance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige’s Re-Appointment Of Public Safety Director Is Meeting Resistance

A key senator says it’s still “an open question” whether the nomination of DPS director Nolan Espinda will clear the full Senate.