Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

FOCUS: New Multimedia Series Spotlights the People of Hawaii

FOCUS: New Multimedia Series Spotlights the People of Hawaii

Meet Nobie, a paddler inspired by his Hawaiian roots.
Cash Infusion Energizes Hawaii Electric-Car Charging Company Volta Industries

Cash Infusion Energizes Hawaii Electric-Car Charging Company

Volta Industries received a $200,000 investment from Hawaii Angels to expand locally and nationally.
African-American Groups in Hawaii Angered by Latest Birther Request

African-American Groups in Hawaii Angered by Latest Birther Request

Local publisher shows the debate isn't dead — at least not on Molokai.
Pacific Islands Lose an Advocate in Akaka

Pacific Islands Lose an Advocate in Akaka

Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands look to Hawaii U.S. Senate hopeful Hirono to carry the torch.
Education Advocates: Poll Shows Support for State-Funded Preschool

Education Advocates: Poll Shows Support for State-Funded Preschool

Lawmakers hope to secure funding for a new pre-kindergarten program in the next legislative session.
Almost No Debt for Dems, But GOP Still Owes $66K DonkeyHotey/Flickr

Almost No Debt for Dems, But GOP Still Owes $66K

Hawaii’s Democratic and Republican parties are in much better fiscal shape compared to last year.
Big Brother in the Passenger Seat?

Big Brother in the Passenger Seat?

Hawaii insurance office says press release it sent about product wasn't an endorsement.
Hawaii Ranks Near Bottom for Doing Business — But Does It Matter?

Hawaii Ranks Near Bottom for Doing Business — But Does It Matter?

The Aloha State was rated the second-to-worst state for business in the nation, but some say it's all relative.
Cayetano: 2 in 100 Will Ride Rail, Half Will Be Bus Riders PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Cayetano: 2 in 100 Will Ride Rail, Half Will Be Bus Riders

Honolulu mayoral candidate says rail won't solve traffic congestion problem.
What Does ‘Expunged’ Mean in Hawaii?

What Does ‘Expunged’ Mean in Hawaii?

UPDATED Most people understand expunged to mean erased. But that's not the case in Hawaii.
Hanabusa Raises — and Spends — More Than Djou Flickr: seanmcmenemy

Hanabusa Raises — and Spends — More Than Djou

Frontrunners for Hawaii congressional race both have about $500K in cash on hand.
Hawaii Lawmakers Told to Fill in the Pukas Civil Beat file photo

Hawaii Lawmakers Told to Fill in the Pukas

Ethics Commission tells legislators to complete their financial disclosures.