Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Interest-Free Loans for Homebuyers

Interest-Free Loans for Homebuyers

The city urges families to apply for up to $40,000 loans to cover the down payment on a home.
Agreement Reached for Senior Housing Courtesy of the City & County of Honolulu

Agreement Reached for Senior Housing

Michaels Development Company plans to build two mid-rise towers and a street-level community center.
In A Survey Of Police Sex Misconduct, Hawaii’s Nowhere To Be Found Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In A Survey Of Police Sex Misconduct, Hawaii’s Nowhere To Be Found

An investigation exposed police sex misconduct in dozens of states, but similar conduct by Hawaii officers remains hidden from the public's view.
U.S. Territories Criticize United Airlines Chad Blair/Civil Beat

U.S. Territories Criticize United Airlines

The attorneys general from Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands say the airlines’ service “has declined beyond what we ever could have imagined.”

Two Telescope Protestors Convicted Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two Telescope Protestors Convicted

Ronald Fujiyoshi was sentenced to five days in jail and Linda Leilani Lindsey-Kaapuni must perform 100 hours of community service.
Hawaii Sen. Brickwood Galuteria Still Not Off The Hook On Residency Question Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Sen. Brickwood Galuteria Still Not Off The Hook On Residency Question

The Board of Registration will hold more hearings before deciding if the senator is a properly registered voter of the district he represents.
Hawaii Road Fatalities In One Map

Hawaii Road Fatalities In One Map

On the south shore of Oahu, distracted driving was responsible for many pedestrian deaths.
Council OKs Up To $220K For Legal Fees

Council OKs Up To $220K For Legal Fees

The City and County of Honolulu is paying hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal battles regarding the rail project, homelessness and police misconduct.
Should People Evicted From Hawaii Public Housing Get A Second Chance? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should People Evicted From Hawaii Public Housing Get A Second Chance?

Currently an eviction results in a lifetime ban, but the state Housing Authority is considering changing its rules for those who fell behind on rent.