Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

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.
Ige To Talk Kakaako Development at Forum

Ige To Talk Kakaako Development at Forum

Hawaii candidates for governor and LG have been invited to discuss Honolulu's growing urban core
A High-Stakes Initiative Could Ban GMO Farming in Maui County PF Bentley/Civil Beat

A High-Stakes Initiative Could Ban GMO Farming in Maui County

A measure likely to make the November ballot would impose a moratorium on genetically engineered agriculture, affecting companies that employ many.
The Coming Debate on Federal Recognition for Native Hawaiians PF Bentley/Civil Beat

The Coming Debate on Federal Recognition for Native Hawaiians

The Department of Interior is embarking on a process that supporters say could eventually secure more land and resources for the native community.
Hawaii Governor Signs Bills to Combat Invasive Species, Require Hawaiian Expertise on Land Board

Hawaii Governor Signs Bills to Combat Invasive Species, Require Hawaiian Expertise on Land Board

One measures also boosts tax credits for property owners who designate their land as important agricultural land
Feds to Hold Public Meetings on the U.S.-Native Hawaiian Relationship PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Feds to Hold Public Meetings on the U.S.-Native Hawaiian Relationship

UPDATED: State's congressional delegation hails "historic opportunity" regarding Native Hawaiian self-determination.