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Anita Hofschneider

No One Is Speaking Up For Hawaii’s Renters Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

No One Is Speaking Up For Hawaii’s Renters

There is no organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of tenants, and a new study finds they lose nearly every eviction case.

More Burglaries, Fewer Rapes Reported At UH Manoa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Burglaries, Fewer Rapes Reported At UH Manoa

Newly released statistics show the number of reported rapes dropped from 13 in 2016 to seven in 2017.

Census: The Gap Between Rich And Poor In Hawaii Is Growing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Census: The Gap Between Rich And Poor In Hawaii Is Growing

Home values and household income in Hawaii vary widely depending on where you live.

Hawaii Hotels And Union Reach Agreement On Contract Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Hotels And Union Reach Agreement On Contract

The agreement boosts workers’ pay by $1.50 per hour and ends the longest Hawaii hotel strike since 1970, according to Unite Here Local 5.

Federal Report: No Evidence That Agent Orange Was Used On Guam Courtesy of Brian Moyer

Federal Report: No Evidence That Agent Orange Was Used On Guam

A group of veterans have been fighting to get health benefits for illnesses they say are associated with exposure to the dangerous herbicide.

Looking To Singapore For Answers To Honolulu’s Housing Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Looking To Singapore For Answers To Honolulu’s Housing Crisis

A state senator, inspired by the island nation’s program, wants to build massive amounts of public housing that residents could purchase.

10 Family Members, 4 Bedrooms And ‘A Dream To Have Your Own Place’ Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

10 Family Members, 4 Bedrooms And ‘A Dream To Have Your Own Place’

Living with multiple generations is a way of life in Hawaii that Jowenna Ellazar embraces. But like many others, she has few options in a city where the median home price hovers around $800,000.

Longtime OHA Trustee Akana Loses Re-Election Bid Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Longtime OHA Trustee Akana Loses Re-Election Bid

Rowena Akana has served on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees for more than two decades but recently came under fire for alleged misspending.

After Super Typhoon Yutu, Many Left Without Federal Disaster Aid Courtesy of Leni Leon

After Super Typhoon Yutu, Many Left Without Federal Disaster Aid

Non-citizens without green cards — including citizens of Micronesian nations and temporary workers — are excluded from federal disaster cash assistance.

What A New Hawaii ConCon Might Look Like Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What A New Hawaii ConCon Might Look Like

The Hawaiian renaissance ensured the 1978 constitutional convention would enshrine indigenous rights. A lot has changed since then.

Before And After Super Typhoon Yutu In Satellite Photos DigitalGlobe

Before And After Super Typhoon Yutu In Satellite Photos

More than a thousand residents of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas are homeless in the wake of the historic storm.

Here’s What It Looks Like After Islands Get Hit By A Super Typhoon Courtesy of Leni Leon

Here’s What It Looks Like After Islands Get Hit By A Super Typhoon

An exploding hotel lobby. Flying roofs and fields of debris. Coconuts as a necessity in the absence of running water.