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Anita Hofschneider

Maunawili: The Richest Town in Hawaii

Maunawili: The Richest Town in Hawaii

Business Insider reveals the communities with the highest median incomes in each state.
State Gives $5M to Maui Sports Complex That Neighbors Want to Stop Courtesy of the Office of the Lt. Governor

State Gives $5M to Maui Sports Complex That Neighbors Want to Stop

Central Maui homeowners are suing the state and county to halt construction, citing violations of county zoning laws.
HCDA To Consider Director’s Salary Increase in Closed Meeting PF Bentley/Civil Beat

HCDA To Consider Director’s Salary Increase in Closed Meeting

UPDATED: Some Kakaako residents oppose the secrecy and proposed raise.
Honolulu Councilman Advocates Ohana Units as Affordable Housing Solution

Honolulu Councilman Advocates Ohana Units as Affordable Housing Solution

Honolulu Councilman Ron Menor introduced a resolution to allow homeowners to rent accessory dwelling units to non-family members.
Ad Watch: Pro-GMO Group Calls Maui County Measure a ‘Farming Ban’

Ad Watch: Pro-GMO Group Calls Maui County Measure a ‘Farming Ban’

Citizens Against the Maui County Farming Ban spent more than $80,000 in the past week on TV ads against the initiative to ban genetically modified crops.
Honolulu Home Price Dips Slightly Compared With August Last Year

Honolulu Home Price Dips Slightly Compared With August Last Year

The median price of a condo remained steady, according to new data from the Honolulu Board of Realtors.
Hoopili Decisions Loom: ‘Prime Farmland’ May Give Way in West Oahu PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hoopili Decisions Loom: ‘Prime Farmland’ May Give Way in West Oahu

While tractors roll along in the shadows of rail pillars, a huge housing development awaits Supreme Court and City Council action.
Food Industry Leverages Hawaii Court Ruling in Vermont GMO Labeling Fight Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Food Industry Leverages Hawaii Court Ruling in Vermont GMO Labeling Fight

The Grocery Manufacturers Association cited an Aug. 22 decision by Judge Kurren blocking the Center for Food Safety from defending Hawaii County's GMO farming ban.
State to Survey Residents About Hawaii’s Cost of Living Flickr: AMagill

State to Survey Residents About Hawaii’s Cost of Living

Data on consumer spending patterns hasn't been collected since 2005.
Howard Hughes Withdraws Petition to Provide Fewer Affordable Units in Kakaako PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Howard Hughes Withdraws Petition to Provide Fewer Affordable Units in Kakaako

The developer asked HCDA to clarify whether it would be OK to provide rentals that remain inexpensive for a longer period of time in lieu of for-sale units.
Pro-GMO Hawaii Farm Group Aims to Spend $400,000 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Pro-GMO Hawaii Farm Group Aims to Spend $400,000

The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation is launching a comprehensive public relations campaign complete with TV, radio, print and Internet ads to counteract Hawaii's anti-GMO movement.