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Anita Hofschneider

Some Question Calls For Tougher Penalties On OHA Takeover Group Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Question Calls For Tougher Penalties On OHA Takeover Group

Native Hawaiian activists sharply criticized their actions, but not everyone agrees on how best to respond to members of the obscure “Polynesian Kingdom of Atooi.”

Ozawa-Waters Rematch Coming Up April 13 In City Council District 4 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ozawa-Waters Rematch Coming Up April 13 In City Council District 4

Gov. David Ige and election officials announce plans for the special election after the November results were invalidated by the Supreme Court.

Despite Shutdown, Hawaii Housing Programs Are OK — For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Despite Shutdown, Hawaii Housing Programs Are OK — For Now

Officials worry that if the shutdown drags on too long, landlords will be reluctant to accept Section 8 housing vouchers in the future.

OHA’s Own Audit Is Being Blocked — By People At OHA Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA’s Own Audit Is Being Blocked — By People At OHA

The internal audit is supposed to identify areas where the Office of Hawaiian Affairs might be vulnerable to fraud and waste.

Senators: Some Cabinet Nominees Won’t Make It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators: Some Cabinet Nominees Won’t Make It

Some Hawaii senators say they aren’t inclined to confirm the governor’s choices for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Department of Budget and Finance and the Department of Public Safety.

What Life Is Like For Five Families Two Months After The Worst Storm Of 2018 Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

What Life Is Like For Five Families Two Months After The Worst Storm Of 2018

Thousands of people in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are still waiting to rebuild their homes after Super Typhoon Yutu.

Homelessness Coordinator Touts Progress As Lawmakers Criticize Pace Of Work Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Homelessness Coordinator Touts Progress As Lawmakers Criticize Pace Of Work

Hawaii homelessness has decreased two years in a row, said Scott Morishige, but legislators contend the administration isn’t spending money fast enough.

‘From Something To Nothing’: Life In Saipan After Super Typhoon Yutu

‘From Something To Nothing’: Life In Saipan After Super Typhoon Yutu

Thousands are still homeless and some have left the Northern Mariana Islands after the most powerful storm of 2018 devastated the U.S. commonwealth.

Why Critics Say New House Sexual Harassment Policy Doesn’t Go Far Enough Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Critics Say New House Sexual Harassment Policy Doesn’t Go Far Enough

They say the policy is a “good first step” that meets many national best practices, but it lacks an appeals process and requires secrecy even after cases are resolved.

Lawsuit Filed By Injured Chinese Workers Against Saipan Casino Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Filed By Injured Chinese Workers Against Saipan Casino

The casino previously received a hefty OSHA fine for hazardous workplace conditions and was cited for paying workers less than the minimum wage.

Study: Chuukese Patients In Hawaii Often Face Discrimination Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: Chuukese Patients In Hawaii Often Face Discrimination

Micronesians face language and cultural barriers when seeking medical care, and are far less likely to have insurance coverage.

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.