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Anita Hofschneider

Hanabusa Takes Over As Chairwoman Of Honolulu Rail Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Takes Over As Chairwoman Of Honolulu Rail Board

The future of HART executive director Dan Grabauskas is up in the air as the board decides to take an extra two months to evaluate his performance.
Messy Draft Budget: Once Again, City Council, Mayor Don’t See Eye To Eye Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Messy Draft Budget: Once Again, City Council, Mayor Don’t See Eye To Eye

Housing, homelessness and sewer repair proposals were cut Wednesday, but council members say their spending plan is far from set.
Another Bill Would Regulate Uber Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Another Bill Would Regulate Uber

The multi-billion dollar ride-hailing company says the new proposal would force Uber out of the market on Oahu.
City Denies Grant To Program Helping Mentally Ill Homeless People PF Bentley/Civil Beat

City Denies Grant To Program Helping Mentally Ill Homeless People

UPDATED: The nonprofit organization argues that it's eligible for the $180,000 federal grant, and may close if it doesn't receive the money.
Consultants Defend Kauai Pesticide Report Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Consultants Defend Kauai Pesticide Report

A draft report issued in March on the environmental and health impacts of genetically modified farming has been under fire from the seed industry.
Ozawa Proposes Shopping Cart Controls Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ozawa Proposes Shopping Cart Controls

Honolulu City Councilman Trevor Ozawa sponsored a bill that would require all retail and wholesale businesses to implement shopping cart containment systems.
Grant To Help Court Address Backlog

Grant To Help Court Address Backlog

The Honolulu Prosecutor's Office will use the federal grant to establish a community court to deal with over 11,000 low-level, non-violent cases that mostly involve park rule violations.
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Announcement Delayed Until April 29 Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Announcement Delayed Until April 29

Hawaii law requires the Department of Health to name its licensees on April 15, but the agency said it won't meet that deadline.
Seed Industry Reps Quit Kauai Pesticide Fact-Finding Group Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Seed Industry Reps Quit Kauai Pesticide Fact-Finding Group

The final report was supposed to be published Friday, but will likely be delayed after the group received about 200 comments on its draft version.