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Anita Hofschneider

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.
What The Federal GMO Food Labeling Law Means For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What The Federal GMO Food Labeling Law Means For Hawaii

National requirements take effect effect in two years, but local GMO labeling advocates don't think they go far enough.
City To Pay $80K In Couple’s Arrest Civil Beat

City To Pay $80K In Couple’s Arrest

The City Council votes next week on an $80,000 settlement after two women were arrested by an officer who allegedly berated them for kissing in public.
Candidates Embrace Punitive Approach To Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Candidates Embrace Punitive Approach To Homelessness

If people living on Honolulu streets vote, they might take a pass on the mayor's race, where top candidates are all talking tough.