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Anita Hofschneider

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.
Honolulu Plan Promises to Improve Quality of Life in Ala Moana PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Plan Promises to Improve Quality of Life in Ala Moana

But some residents fear new rail-driven development could make the neighborhood into "another Kakaako."
Hawaii Land Use Commission Regains Quorum After Abercrombie Appoints Three Members Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Hawaii Land Use Commission Regains Quorum After Abercrombie Appoints Three Members

The statewide zoning board has been unable to conduct official business since several members quit in July.
The Most Popular Job in Hawaii Pays $10.92 Per Hour Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

The Most Popular Job in Hawaii Pays $10.92 Per Hour

New data on Hawaii's workforce finds that doctors earn the most, but the largest occupation is retail salesperson.
A&B Kakaako Condo Sells Out Quickly

A&B Kakaako Condo Sells Out Quickly

Some homeowners waited in line as early as 1:30 a.m. for sales to open at 9 a.m.
Federal Judge Invalidates Kauai’s Anti-GMO Law PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Federal Judge Invalidates Kauai’s Anti-GMO Law

UPDATE: Officials on the Big Island and in Maui County are analyzing the implications of Monday's court decision striking down Kauai's regulations on GMO farming and pesticides.
More Than $2.2B Spent on Hawaii Commercial Real Estate So Far This Year

More Than $2.2B Spent on Hawaii Commercial Real Estate So Far This Year

Offshore investors account for vast majority of money spent on retail properties like $697 million Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
Veterans Group to Host First VA Housing Summit in Hawaii Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Michael Holzworth, U.S. Army

Veterans Group to Host First VA Housing Summit in Hawaii

Not enough Hawaii service members know about government funding for housing programs, the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals says.
Big Ideas, Plenty of Uncertainty at Hawaii Environmental Council PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Big Ideas, Plenty of Uncertainty at Hawaii Environmental Council

Annual strategic planning meeting focuses on invasive species, climate change and the struggle to combat them.