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Anita Hofschneider

Micronesians In Hawaii Still Struggle To Get Health Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Micronesians In Hawaii Still Struggle To Get Health Care

Low-income patients are afraid of going to the doctor and being saddled with co-payments. Unlike U.S. citizens or many green card holders, they aren’t eligible for Medicaid.

Panel Narrowly Recommends Keeping William Aila In Hawaiian Home Lands Post Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Panel Narrowly Recommends Keeping William Aila In Hawaiian Home Lands Post

If he wins approval in the full Senate, he’ll likely serve as interim director of the agency under fire for its long wait list for homes.

Zero-Interest Loans Help Hawaii Residents Afford Big Down Payments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Zero-Interest Loans Help Hawaii Residents Afford Big Down Payments

Saving for a down payment can be tough in Honolulu, where the median home value was $790,000 last year.

Bill Could Make It Easier To Pursue Sexual Harassment Claims In Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Could Make It Easier To Pursue Sexual Harassment Claims In Court

The bill aims to end secret, mandatory arbitration proceedings for claims brought by employees against their employers.

Outdated Technology Hampers Investigations Into Hawaii Professionals Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Outdated Technology Hampers Investigations Into Hawaii Professionals

The state agency charged with overseeing thousands of licensees is finally switching to an updated complaints management system.

Navy Wants To Continue Bombing This Tiny Island In The Pacific Courtesy of NOAA

Navy Wants To Continue Bombing This Tiny Island In The Pacific

A plan to expand military training in the Marianas, which also includes more sonar and underwater explosive training, has drawn concerns from environmentalists.

Gov. Ige’s Re-Appointment Of Public Safety Director Is Meeting Resistance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige’s Re-Appointment Of Public Safety Director Is Meeting Resistance

A key senator says it’s still “an open question” whether the nomination of DPS director Nolan Espinda will clear the full Senate.

Legislature Considers Sex Abuse Investigation Of Catholic Church Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature Considers Sex Abuse Investigation Of Catholic Church

The Hawaii House and Senate are also voting on separate proposals to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex abuse claims.

Bills To Help Sexual Misconduct Victims Speak Out Also Could Keep Them Silent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bills To Help Sexual Misconduct Victims Speak Out Also Could Keep Them Silent

Lawmakers are considering measures to block non-disclosure agreements related to sexual misconduct. But nothing prohibits secret settlements.

Special Council Election Requires Hundreds Of New Campaign Finance Reports Courtesy of the candidates

Special Council Election Requires Hundreds Of New Campaign Finance Reports

In the revote for the East Honolulu City Council seat, Trevor Ozawa had a financial advantage over Tommy Waters in the latest reports.

Family Is The Safety Net For Many Young Adults On Pricey Oahu Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Family Is The Safety Net For Many Young Adults On Pricey Oahu

Kristina Ballina wants to move out of her parents’ Honolulu home but at age 28, she doesn’t think she can afford to.

10 Charts That Show The Struggle Of Being A Millennial In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

10 Charts That Show The Struggle Of Being A Millennial In Hawaii

Adults aged 25 to 34 are facing higher college tuition, higher rents and bigger housing prices than previous generations.