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Anita Hofschneider

U.S. Navy Has 20 Years to Fix Leak-Prone Red Hill Fuel Tanks PF Bentley/Civil Beat

U.S. Navy Has 20 Years to Fix Leak-Prone Red Hill Fuel Tanks

Hawaii Gov. David Ige and the EPA praise a new agreement to fix the underground storage tanks, but critics say it's not enough.
Governor’s Office Goes Paperless Courtesy of the Office of the Governor

Governor’s Office Goes Paperless

The Hawaii governor has signed about 1,180 departmental documents since taking office last December.
Why Can’t the State Make Developers Keep Their Promises? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Can’t the State Make Developers Keep Their Promises?

The state Land Use Commission often lacks the power to enforce the conditions that developers agree to.
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.