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Anita Hofschneider

Case Against Rail Contractor Dismissed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Case Against Rail Contractor Dismissed

A former employee argued Ansaldo Honolulu JV made working conditions unsafe for employees.
‘Devastating’ Federal Cuts Hit Hawaii’s Homeless Shelters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Devastating’ Federal Cuts Hit Hawaii’s Homeless Shelters

Hawaii receives a disproportionately small share of HUD’s Continuum of Care funds to help the homeless.
Hawaii Bill May Prevent Fatal Overdoses Courtesy of Pennsylvania Governor Governor Wolf

Hawaii Bill May Prevent Fatal Overdoses

The Hawaii Legislature passed a measure granting immunity to people who administer medicines like naloxone to combat opioid overdoses.
DuPont’s Demand For Medical Waiver Clouds Kauai Pesticide Suit Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

DuPont’s Demand For Medical Waiver Clouds Kauai Pesticide Suit

Some Kauai residents suing DuPont are refusing settlements that require a promise not to sue over medical issues.
Hawaii Nurses May Soon Be Able To Certify Medical Marijuana Patients Courtesy of Brett Levin via Flickr

Hawaii Nurses May Soon Be Able To Certify Medical Marijuana Patients

The Hawaii Legislature updated its medical cannabis law, but advocates say there's more work to be done.
Honolulu May Pay $1M For Child’s Fall Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu May Pay $1M For Child’s Fall

A child suffered serious injuries during a city-sponsored Easter Egg hunt at Kaimuki Community Park.
Kauai Medical Marijuana Licensee Accused of Stealing $375K Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kauai Medical Marijuana Licensee Accused of Stealing $375K

Justin Britt, the sole dispensary licensee on Kauai, said in a filing that the suit by his business partner is baseless.
Hawaii Selects Eight Companies To Grow And Sell Medical Marijuana Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Selects Eight Companies To Grow And Sell Medical Marijuana

UPDATED: Many high-profile applicants including Woody Harrelson and Tetris-designer Henk Rogers didn't make the cut.
Last-Minute Challenge Fails To Delay Medical Marijuana Licenses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Last-Minute Challenge Fails To Delay Medical Marijuana Licenses

Hawaii's Department of Health plans Friday morning to announce the licensees to grow and sell medical cannabis.