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Anita Hofschneider

Whose Kakaako? Construction Boom Leaves Behind Residents With Greatest Housing Need PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Whose Kakaako? Construction Boom Leaves Behind Residents With Greatest Housing Need

Just 5 percent of about 4,500 new housing units in Kakaako are affordable for low-income people, according to a state agency. One 204-unit building is the exception.
Cost Rises for Kauai Lawsuit Defending Disclosure Law on GMOs, Pesticides Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Cost Rises for Kauai Lawsuit Defending Disclosure Law on GMOs, Pesticides

The county has requested an additional $50,000, bringing total cost of case against biotechnology companies to $125,000
Visitors to Hawaii’s National Parks Spent $312 Million in 2013 Courtesy: The Good Reverend Flash via Flickr

Visitors to Hawaii’s National Parks Spent $312 Million in 2013

Nearly 5 million people visited the state's seven national parks last year, according to a study by the National Park Service.
Kakaako Condo Prices Jumped 75 Percent Since Last Year, Report Finds Prudential Locations

Kakaako Condo Prices Jumped 75 Percent Since Last Year, Report Finds

The median price of a condo in the Ala Moana-Kakaako neighborhood leapt from $335,000 to $585,500, according to real estate firm Prudential Locations.
Hawaii  June Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 4.4 Percent

Hawaii June Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 4.4 Percent

Molokai's unemployment rate shot up from 8.6 percent in May to 13.8 percent in June.
Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie Releases $1 Million to Revitalize Kakaako Pumping Station

Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie Releases $1 Million to Revitalize Kakaako Pumping Station

The historic structure will be refurbished into a community resource center to serve the growing urban neighborhood
Kauai Developer Sues to Block New Dairy Backed by eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar Screenshot of Ulupono Initiative website

Kauai Developer Sues to Block New Dairy Backed by eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar

The owner of Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa and the Poipu Bay Golf Course wants the planned dairy to be declared a nuisance.
Molokai Has the Most to Lose, But Least Say in GMO Debate PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Molokai Has the Most to Lose, But Least Say in GMO Debate

A November ballot initiative could shut down its biggest employers, but the island's population is dwarfed by voters elsewhere in Maui County.
Court Ruling: Big Island GMO Papaya Growers Must Register, But Names Aren’t Public Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Court Ruling: Big Island GMO Papaya Growers Must Register, But Names Aren’t Public

A Hawaii County judge found that the identities and locations of the farmers who grow genetically engineered crops are not public information.
UH Researchers Debut New Tool to Predict Seawater Flooding Courtesy of LuxTonnerre via Flickr

UH Researchers Debut New Tool to Predict Seawater Flooding

The analyses include six-day forecasts for Apra Harbor in Guam and Malakal in Palau
Report: Kakaako Construction Projects Worth $2 Billion

Report: Kakaako Construction Projects Worth $2 Billion

A state report finds the projects could generate $4.1 billion in sales and create or support 18,000 jobs in Hawaii while construction is ongoing
Honolulu Median Home Price Reaches a Record $700,000

Honolulu Median Home Price Reaches a Record $700,000

The median price of a condo also rose to an unprecedented $360,000, an increase of 9.1 percent from June 2013.