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Anita Hofschneider

Honolulu High-Rise: 36 Stories And No Affordable Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu High-Rise: 36 Stories And No Affordable Housing

A proposed luxury condo and hotel development is encountering last-minute resistance from advocates for affordable housing who are upset the development won't provide any.
Mayor Won’t Sign Uber Bill Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Mayor Won’t Sign Uber Bill

A measure to regulate ride-hailing companies goes into law without Mayor Kirk Caldwell's signature.
Pine’s Big Lead Means No Runoff Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Pine’s Big Lead Means No Runoff

Here are the results for all County Council primary races across the islands.
Caldwell, Djou Headed For Runoff In Honolulu Mayor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell, Djou Headed For Runoff In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

The mayor barely outpolled his primary challenger, but neither candidate garnered a majority of the vote, so they both advance.
Hawaii Will Open Section 8 Waitlist

Hawaii Will Open Section 8 Waitlist

UPDATED: It's the first time in a decade that the state Public Housing Authority will add people to the waitlist for rental housing vouchers.
When Not Speaking Fluent English Can Get You Evicted Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

When Not Speaking Fluent English Can Get You Evicted

After a family was almost kicked out, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority agrees to adopt new translation and interpreter procedures.
Hawaii Seed Crops Worth $151M Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Seed Crops Worth $151M

It's the first time that the industry's value has grown since 2011-2012.
Should Hawaii Lose Its Pesticide Enforcement Power? Zeynel Cebeci/Wikimedia Commons

Should Hawaii Lose Its Pesticide Enforcement Power?

UPDATED: Earthjustice claims the Department of Agriculture isn't doing enough to protect the public from misuse of pesticides.
How Mayoral Candidates Would Tackle Housing And Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Mayoral Candidates Would Tackle Housing And Homelessness

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to continue existing programs. His top opponents have other ideas, but no details to go with them.