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Anita Hofschneider

Bills May Bolster Land Use Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bills May Bolster Land Use Commission

But both could die if Rep. Karl Rhoads doesn't hold a hearing for them this week.
Caldwell Sets State Of City Address Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Sets State Of City Address

He plans to talk about rail, road repaving, homelessness and affordable housing.
Hawaii Cuts Wait Time For Medical Marijuana Cards Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Cuts Wait Time For Medical Marijuana Cards

But will the state Health Department be able to keep up with the expected increase in applications once dispensaries open?
State To Release Names of Panelists Awarding Medical Marijuana Licenses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State To Release Names of Panelists Awarding Medical Marijuana Licenses

The Department of Health initially refused to identify who will serve on the selection committee. It issued additional policy details Friday.
State Defends Secrecy Regarding Who Awards Medical Marijuana Licenses Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

State Defends Secrecy Regarding Who Awards Medical Marijuana Licenses

The Health Department not only won't say who's on the high-stakes selection committee, it won't say who chose those members.
Kahoolawe Reserve Commission Scrabbles For Funding PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Kahoolawe Reserve Commission Scrabbles For Funding

The state body that manages the former bombing range has nearly exhausted its federal funds.
House Chairman Blocks Speaker’s Lease Conversion Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Chairman Blocks Speaker’s Lease Conversion Bills

The proposals sought to help lessees but could hurt large landowners such as the Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate.
Appeals Court To Hear Maui GMO Case Courtesy of Ryan Burden

Appeals Court To Hear Maui GMO Case

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Monsanto's motion to dismiss an appeal by the SHAKA Movement.
Woody Harrelson Wants To Grow Weed In Hawaii Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Woody Harrelson Wants To Grow Weed In Hawaii

Fifty-nine companies applied for eight licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana in Hawaii.