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Anita Hofschneider

In Car-Free Paris, Lessons for Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In Car-Free Paris, Lessons for Honolulu

The Guardian reports on what happened when Parisians walked, biked or relied on public transit for a day.
Kauai Homeless Encampment to Be Cleared Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Kauai Homeless Encampment to Be Cleared

Property owners are planning to clear land in Lihue that's been home to a group of homeless people for at least several months.
Hawaii Supreme Court Seeks Input on Whether to Change Medi-Pot Rules Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Seeks Input on Whether to Change Medi-Pot Rules

The justices consider a change after nearly two dozen attorneys requested the ability to help clients who want to establish dispensaries.
Carlisle, Louie Join Call for Court to Allow Attorneys to Serve Medi-Pot Firms Michael Levine/Civil Beat

Carlisle, Louie Join Call for Court to Allow Attorneys to Serve Medi-Pot Firms

A former Honolulu mayor and a former state attorney general ask the Hawaii Supreme Court to permit lawyers to serve medical marijuana dispensary applicants.
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Against Waikiki Hotel’s Shoreline Exemption Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Against Waikiki Hotel’s Shoreline Exemption

Honolulu officials shouldn't have exempted Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts from a coastal height setback requirement, justices decide.
A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars

An amendment to make the city denser and more walkable around planned rail stations might also increase the number of sidewalk cafes.
Hawaii Lawyers Warned Not to Help Medical Marijuana Businesses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawyers Warned Not to Help Medical Marijuana Businesses

Pointing to federal law, the state Supreme Court Disciplinary Board says attorneys can't help clients establish or operate medical cannabis companies.
SCOTUS May Hear Affordable Housing Case PF Bentley/Civil Beat

SCOTUS May Hear Affordable Housing Case

The lawsuit challenging "inclusionary zoning" could have implications for Honolulu's efforts to build more low-income housing.
City Pays $3.6M to Settle Canal Pipe Suits Nick Grube/Civil Beat

City Pays $3.6M to Settle Canal Pipe Suits

The Honolulu City Council approved a $3.6 million settlement for two lawsuits brought by construction companies that installed a sewer line under the Ala Wai Canal.