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Anita Hofschneider

The Future Is Still Cloudy For Bills Affecting Kakaako Development PF Bentley/Civil Beat

The Future Is Still Cloudy For Bills Affecting Kakaako Development

A big question — and political fight — hangs over development in OHA's Kakaako Makai.
Senate Panel OKs Ag Board Nominee Over Opposition from Anti-GMO Activists

Senate Panel OKs Ag Board Nominee Over Opposition from Anti-GMO Activists

Sen. Russell Ruderman's email opposing Richard Ha's nomination backfired.
Global Horizons Liable For Mistreating Thai Farm Laborers in Hawaii

Global Horizons Liable For Mistreating Thai Farm Laborers in Hawaii

The California company likely will pay millions of dollars to more than 500 victims, some of them still in Hawaii.
Hawaii Legislature Mulls Solar Power and Child Care on Agricultural Land Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Mulls Solar Power and Child Care on Agricultural Land

Bills would allow more solar facilities, child care businesses and more on farmland.
Hawaii Senate to Decide on Aaron Mahi for the Land Use Commission

Hawaii Senate to Decide on Aaron Mahi for the Land Use Commission

The Native Hawaiian musician would bring a rich cultural perspective to the oft-criticized and powerful land board.
Is Updating Hawaii’s Outdated Farmland Ratings Worth the Cost?

Is Updating Hawaii’s Outdated Farmland Ratings Worth the Cost?

Policymakers are basing their decisions about agricultural land use on decades-old data.
Kamehameha Schools Talks Urban Growth and Kakaako at Civil Cafe

Kamehameha Schools Talks Urban Growth and Kakaako at Civil Cafe

Attendees challenge the trust to reconcile its big development plans with its mission to serve Native Hawaiians
Hawaii Lawmakers Juggle Multiple Tax Credit Proposals www.LendingMemo.com

Hawaii Lawmakers Juggle Multiple Tax Credit Proposals

The Legislature mulls tax breaks for many competing interest groups.
Anti-GMO Activists Fear Gov’s Nomination Weakens Their Cause PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Anti-GMO Activists Fear Gov’s Nomination Weakens Their Cause

Some see the governor's appointment of Jessica Wooley to an environmental post as a cynical political calculation.
Smooth Passage for Most Bills at Hawaii Legislature PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Smooth Passage for Most Bills at Hawaii Legislature

But Hanohano unsettles some House colleagues by speaking Hawaiian while Solomon gets miffed over Senate holdup of a floor amendment.
‘I Don’t Want to Translate’: Rep. Hanohano’s Use of Hawaiian Leads to Tension on House Floor

‘I Don’t Want to Translate’: Rep. Hanohano’s Use of Hawaiian Leads to Tension on House Floor

The Native Hawaiian representative has been under fire from critics who say she made racist remarks.
Native Hawaiian Lobbying Is Paying Dividends at Hawaii’s Legislature

Native Hawaiian Lobbying Is Paying Dividends at Hawaii’s Legislature

A flurry of bills move forward related to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaiian-language education and more.