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Anita Hofschneider

Four Hawaii Farms to Pay $2.4M to Thai Laborers in Settlement Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Four Hawaii Farms to Pay $2.4M to Thai Laborers in Settlement

The EEOC says farm workers had inadequate food and water and lived in terrible conditions.
Uncertain Future for Kakaako Tower After Court Ruling

Uncertain Future for Kakaako Tower After Court Ruling

Construction on the tower is moving ahead while the attorney general's office mulls options
OHA Grapples With Future of Hawaiian Nation-Building Effort PF Bentley/Civil Beat

OHA Grapples With Future of Hawaiian Nation-Building Effort

CEO recommends extending process and creating a separate roll for those Native Hawaiians who disagree with the current process.
Two Visions of Laie: Plans for North Shore Growth Debated Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Two Visions of Laie: Plans for North Shore Growth Debated

Supporters say expansion plans serve local residents by making housing more affordable; opponents see the area's rural character at risk.
801 South St. Tower B Sold Out to Hawaii Residents

801 South St. Tower B Sold Out to Hawaii Residents

Some Kakaako residents protested the project last year, concerned about its affordability and impact on infrastructure
Hawaii Gov Releases $46M for Hospitals, Prisons, New Nanakuli Library PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gov Releases $46M for Hospitals, Prisons, New Nanakuli Library

Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released $46 million for capital improvement projects ranging from repairing the roof of the State Capitol…
Two Oregon Counties Vote to Ban GMO Crops

Two Oregon Counties Vote to Ban GMO Crops

Residents of two Oregon counties have passed voter initiatives banning the growing of genetically engineered crops. Reuters reported Wednesday…
More of Hawaii’s Veterans Are Homeless Compared With Nearly Every Other State

More of Hawaii’s Veterans Are Homeless Compared With Nearly Every Other State

It’s no surprise that Hawaii is home to many military retirees. But…
Hawaii Has $52M in Unspent Funds for Drinking Water Projects

Hawaii Has $52M in Unspent Funds for Drinking Water Projects

EPA conducts management study to figure out why money is languishing despite $1 billion need.
Abercrombie Signs Bill to Protect 665 Acres at Turtle Bay Resort Courtesy of Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Abercrombie Signs Bill to Protect 665 Acres at Turtle Bay Resort

Hawaii Sens. David Ige and Clayton Hee seize the opportunity to tout their records as they campaign for higher office.