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Anita Hofschneider

Watch Wednesday’s Federal GMO Hearings Live On Civil Beat Civil Beat

Watch Wednesday’s Federal GMO Hearings Live On Civil Beat

Visiting 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges will hear oral arguments in three GMO-related lawsuits, as well as two other cases.
Supreme Court Ruling May Increase Transparency In Police Misconduct Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Ruling May Increase Transparency In Police Misconduct

UPDATED: Civil Beat has spent three years seeking disciplinary records of a dozen bad cops who were suspended for serious misconduct.
HART: Honolulu Rail Faces $1.14 Billion Shortfall, May Cost $8 Billion Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART: Honolulu Rail Faces $1.14 Billion Shortfall, May Cost $8 Billion

UPDATED: Feds say local officials must do a better job containing costs, and want a project "Recovery Plan" by August.
Carlisle To Run For Honolulu Mayor; Martin Opts Out Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Carlisle To Run For Honolulu Mayor; Martin Opts Out

UPDATED: While a former mayor is ready to challenge the current one, the City Council chair decides not to. The deadline to file is Tuesday.
Honolulu Charter Commission Sees ‘Urgent’ Need For Rail Changes Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Honolulu Charter Commission Sees ‘Urgent’ Need For Rail Changes

Ballot measures sought to strengthen HART board's oversight ability and to consolidate city's transportation operations.
Council Pounds Out Budgets That Cap Rail Funds, Help Nonprofits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Pounds Out Budgets That Cap Rail Funds, Help Nonprofits

Councilman Elefante needles Chairman Martin over a lack of transparency in how some legislative money is being spent.
What Would Honolulu Save By Pulling The Plug On Rail? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Would Honolulu Save By Pulling The Plug On Rail?

We might spend about $1.74 billion less in local funds by dismantling the project instead of completing it. But that could prove costly in other ways.
Medical Marijuana Scores Released Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Medical Marijuana Scores Released

The agency has no plans to share how each judge graded each application, and still hasn't released the scores for unsuccessful applicants.

Future of Honolulu Rail Uncertain After Feds Say It Might Cost $8.1B

City officials were unable to get specific Monday about why local and federal estimates differ by up to $1.2 billion.