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Anita Hofschneider

Navy’s Insistence on Red Hill Fuel Tank Secrecy Raises Alarms PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Navy’s Insistence on Red Hill Fuel Tank Secrecy Raises Alarms

State and city agencies push back against a military effort to require non-disclosure agreements in work to prevent more fuel leaks that could threaten Oahu's water.
Hawaii Senator Wins Residency Appeal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senator Wins Residency Appeal

UPDATED: Sen. Brickwood Galuteria convinced the Oahu Board of Registration that he spends 60 percent of his nights on a pull-out bed in a one-bedroom Kakaako apartment he shares with his wife and his mother.
Syngenta Workers Seek Medical Aid After Pesticide Use on Kauai Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Syngenta Workers Seek Medical Aid After Pesticide Use on Kauai

The 10 farm workers walked onto a field where the pesticide chlorpyrifos had been applied only 20 hours previously.
Say Goodbye To Hawaii’s Last Sugar Plantation Courtesy of Alexander & Baldwin

Say Goodbye To Hawaii’s Last Sugar Plantation

Alexander & Baldwin's decision means the end of an era for the Aloha State, and the loss of 675 jobs on Maui. It will also soon halt the controversial practice of sugar cane burning.
Dueling Lawsuits: Did Nai Aupuni Allow Too Few Voters? Too Many? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Dueling Lawsuits: Did Nai Aupuni Allow Too Few Voters? Too Many?

The election has been canceled, leaving in limbo the lawsuits claiming it should have been more inclusive or less inclusive.
Hawaii Medical Marijuana Growers Could Save Millions By Using Greenhouses iStock.com

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Growers Could Save Millions By Using Greenhouses

If upcoming rules preclude greenhouses, entrepreneurs would be forced to use vast amounts of electricity.
Meet The New Head of Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Meet The New Head of Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program

Margaret "Peggy" Leong, an attorney and former parish administrator, is leading the state's new medical cannabis dispensary program.
It’s Your Money: How A Pothole May Cost The City $1.2M Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Your Money: How A Pothole May Cost The City $1.2M

A 2008 motorcycle crash on Kaluanui Road left a man paralyzed, and some say the city still hasn't done enough to make the road safe.
$50K Sought For Defense In Police Case Submitted

$50K Sought For Defense In Police Case

The City Council may hire outside counsel to defend Corporation Counsel Donna Leong from a lawsuit brought by the family of Sheldon Haleck, who died in police custody in March.