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Anita Hofschneider

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Business Expo Scheduled for July 17 Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Business Expo Scheduled for July 17

A bill to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries is awaiting Gov. David Ige's signature.
Hawaii Supreme Court Weighs Preserving Hoopili Farmland Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Weighs Preserving Hoopili Farmland

Justices hear oral arguments on a challenge to plans for a massive housing development that would displace prime agricultural land in southwest Oahu.
Hawaii Is Feeling the Seed Industry’s Downturn Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is Feeling the Seed Industry’s Downturn

As companies like DuPoint Pioneer and Syngenta contract, some jobs are lost and land used for GMO production becomes available for other types of farming.
Hawaii Gov to Speak on Renewable Energy at D.C. Forum Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gov to Speak on Renewable Energy at D.C. Forum

Hawaii is the first state in the nation to set a 100 percent renewable energy goal.
Hawaii First in Nation to Raise Smoking Age to 21 Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii First in Nation to Raise Smoking Age to 21

UPDATE: Gov. David Ige signs a bill banning anyone under 21 from consuming tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. It takes effect next January.
The Average Honolulu Worker Needs 12.8 Years of Wages to Buy a House

The Average Honolulu Worker Needs 12.8 Years of Wages to Buy a House

The problem is worse for service workers like the retail and hospitality employees who support Hawaii's tourism economy.
Hawaii Kai Abuzz Over Possible New Restrictions on  Maunalua Bay Richard Wiens/Civil Beat

Hawaii Kai Abuzz Over Possible New Restrictions on Maunalua Bay

There's one day left to weigh in on proposed marine sanctuary expansions, including more regulations for the coastal stretch east of Diamond Head, west of Koko Head.
Federal Grants to Preserve Internment Sites Win Praise from Hawaii Congressional Delegation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Grants to Preserve Internment Sites Win Praise from Hawaii Congressional Delegation

The Department of Interior has awarded nearly $3 million in grants to organizations including the Japanese Cultural Center.
The New Yorker: Hokulea Crew Paddles Canoes on the Hudson River Sam Kapoi/Oiwi TV

The New Yorker: Hokulea Crew Paddles Canoes on the Hudson River

The magazine has a short piece on Nainoa Thompson and others' recent visit to Manhattan.