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Anita Hofschneider

Will Ige Get Serious About Repairing Hawaii’s Public Housing? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Ige Get Serious About Repairing Hawaii’s Public Housing?

His Department of Budget and Finance is recommending a budget request of about $31 million — six times what the governor sought last year, but far less than the total cost of fixing the state's aging public housing stock.
Apply To Work At The Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Apply To Work At The Hawaii Legislature

The House and Senate are accepting applications for numerous jobs during the 2016 legislative session.
Hawaii Supreme Court Invalidates Thirty Meter Telescope Permit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Invalidates Thirty Meter Telescope Permit

UPDATED: In order to proceed, project officials must return to the state Board of Land and Natural Resources to seek re-approval.
EPA Penalizes Aloha Petroleum Screenshot of Aloha Petroleum Website

EPA Penalizes Aloha Petroleum

The company must make $3.25 million in improvements to five facilities to protect against oil spills.
Who’s Buying Hawaii Homes? On Maui, It’s Mostly Out-Of-Staters DBEDT

Who’s Buying Hawaii Homes? On Maui, It’s Mostly Out-Of-Staters

Foreign investors were responsible for just 4 percent of home sales statewide since 2008.
Are Honolulu Planning Officials Too Cozy With This Developer? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Are Honolulu Planning Officials Too Cozy With This Developer?

Emails show city officials held private meetings with Haseko Development to strategize a controversial zone change and even helped prepare testimony to the Planning Commission.
How Crappy Sewers Make It Hard To Build Housing In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Crappy Sewers Make It Hard To Build Housing In Honolulu

But there's hope around planned rail stations where the city administration wants to concentrate growth.
New Laws Encourage Solar Panels, Allow Waikiki Rezoning Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Laws Encourage Solar Panels, Allow Waikiki Rezoning

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed five bills into law Monday on issues from property taxes to discrimination against women.