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Anita Hofschneider

Biotech Trade Group Brings Muscle to Hawaii County GMO Fight Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Biotech Trade Group Brings Muscle to Hawaii County GMO Fight

The national nonprofit is backing Big Island farmers in a lawsuit against Bill 113, which bans most genetically modified crops.
Report: Kakaako Condo Prices Soar 59 Percent Over 2013

Report: Kakaako Condo Prices Soar 59 Percent Over 2013

A new report by Prudential Locations found that one in four homes on Oahu sold above asking price so far this year
Hawaii Seed Industry Group Revamps Leadership Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hawaii Seed Industry Group Revamps Leadership

The trade group's new president Kirby Kester says the biotechnology industry is "under seige"
Kauai Bill Would Remove Tax Benefits for Crop Research

Kauai Bill Would Remove Tax Benefits for Crop Research

State officials, landowners and seed industry representatives criticize the proposal.
KAHEA to Host Celebration of World Ocean’s Day

KAHEA to Host Celebration of World Ocean’s Day

The free event by the Hawaiian environmental group will include music, spoken word and a showing of "Hawaiian: The Eddie Aikau Story"
Hawaii Development Agency Expands Homeless Services in Kakaako Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Development Agency Expands Homeless Services in Kakaako

Board member questions whether the decision diverges from the agency's mission of revitalizing Kakaako
HCDA Defers Decision on Kewalo Harbor Lease Flickr

HCDA Defers Decision on Kewalo Harbor Lease

Residents, business operators push for more transparency. "It's people's livelihood on the line," says one merchant.
Hawaii Development Agency OKs Two New Kakaako Midrises PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Development Agency OKs Two New Kakaako Midrises

The projects include a 65-foot parking structure that has upset some residents at One Waterfront Towers.
Hawaii Farmers, Biotech Industry Challenge Big Island’s GMO Ban Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Hawaii Farmers, Biotech Industry Challenge Big Island’s GMO Ban

The lawsuit comes after Maui County residents collected enough signatures for an initiative that would impose a temporary moratorium on genetically engineered agriculture.
Honolulu Home Sales Up Nearly 15% in May, Median Price Reaches $682,000

Honolulu Home Sales Up Nearly 15% in May, Median Price Reaches $682,000

The median home price in Honolulu jumped by 8.3 percent in May 2014 compared with May 2013
Maui Initiative to Ban GMO Crops Gets Enough Signatures for Ballot

Maui Initiative to Ban GMO Crops Gets Enough Signatures for Ballot

More than 20 percent of residents who voted in the last election support putting a temporary moratorium on genetically modified farming on the ballot this year.
Victor Geminiani Takes on One Social Cause After Another PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Victor Geminiani Takes on One Social Cause After Another

Two decades ago, a career that started with the civil rights movement led him to Oahu, where he directs the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice.