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Anita Hofschneider

Report Finds 48% of Hawaii Homes Purchased With Cash in First Quarter

A new study on home sales in Hawaii found that nearly half of all homes sold in the first…
Hawaii Dept of Health Study Finds Low Levels of Pesticides in Streams Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Hawaii Dept of Health Study Finds Low Levels of Pesticides in Streams

The report found the highest number of pesticides in streams in urban Oahu.
Hawaii Officials Applaud Selection of Hawaii for 2016 World Conservation Congress PF Bentley

Hawaii Officials Applaud Selection of Hawaii for 2016 World Conservation Congress

  The International Union for Conservation of Nature has chosen Hawaii as the location for the 2016 World Conservation Congress,…
What’s the Future of Kakaako? ThinkTech Hawaii Hosts Forum Downtown Today ©PF Bentley

What’s the Future of Kakaako? ThinkTech Hawaii Hosts Forum Downtown Today

ThinkTech Hawaii is hosting a forum on Kakaako development today from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the downtown YWCA. The…
How Much Responsibility Should Hawaii Have for Accidents on Public Trails? Flickr: Maria Ly

How Much Responsibility Should Hawaii Have for Accidents on Public Trails?

Hawaii law leaves the state more vulnerable to lawsuits than California or Colorado for recreational accidents.

More Proof that Honolulu Is A Really Expensive Place to Buy a Home

Two recent studies of homeownership in the U.S. have bad news for anyone who wants to live in Honolulu…
Maui Anti-GMO Group Is Paying Petition Signature Gatherers $5 Per Name File Photo

Maui Anti-GMO Group Is Paying Petition Signature Gatherers $5 Per Name

Paying for signatures is legal, but the group ran afoul of the law when it posted voters' addresses online.
Maui County Settles Case Against MAUIWatch Creator for $25,000

Maui County Settles Case Against MAUIWatch Creator for $25,000

The founder of the popular Facebook news site said the county was infringing on his free speech rights.

OHA Trustees Rescind Letter Questioning Hawaii’s Legal Status

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees rescinded a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sent earlier this week asking for…
Hawaii Grassroots Groups Grab Attention of State Ethics Commission

Hawaii Grassroots Groups Grab Attention of State Ethics Commission

UPDATED Several groups still haven't submitted required reports on their donors and expenses.

National Park Service: Honouliuli Internment Camp Is Nationally Significant Site

In a report released Thursday, the National Park Service found that the former Honouliuli Internment Camp in Waipahu…

Hawaii Tourism Director Advocates for Funding, Policy Changes Before U.S. Congress

Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO Mike McCartney urged U.S.