Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

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.
Report Details Disgraced Interior Official’s Misuse of Federal Funds Wikimedia Commons

Report Details Disgraced Interior Official’s Misuse of Federal Funds

An investigation found Tony Babauta from Guam misdirected federal funds and was accused by employees of sexual harrassment.
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.