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Anita Hofschneider

Hawaii Consumers Can Now File Complaints Online Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Consumers Can Now File Complaints Online

The Regulated Industries Complaints Office has an updated system that finally allows Hawaii residents to submit electronic complaints.

Should People Who Got COVID-19 Count Toward Herd Immunity? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Should People Who Got COVID-19 Count Toward Herd Immunity?

Hawaii is struggling to get to a 70% vaccination rate. Some think unvaccinated COVID-19 survivors should be factored in.

Hilo Renters Fear They’ll Be Among The First To Go When Eviction Moratorium Ends Tim Wright/Civil Beat/2021

Hilo Renters Fear They’ll Be Among The First To Go When Eviction Moratorium Ends

More money is coming in for federal rental subsidies, but service providers worry landlords like Waiakea Villas won’t accept it.

Hawaii Health Department Whistleblower Sues State After Getting Fired Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Health Department Whistleblower Sues State After Getting Fired

Jennifer Smith wants her job back and says she was denied due process.

Native Hawaiian Educator And Activist Haunani-Kay Trask Dies University of Hawaii photo/Brett Uprichard

Native Hawaiian Educator And Activist Haunani-Kay Trask Dies

The Indigenous poet, author, scholar and teacher died in Honolulu at age 71.

Native Hawaiian Educator And Activist Haunani-Kay Trask Dies University of Hawaii photo/Brett Uprichard

Native Hawaiian Educator And Activist Haunani-Kay Trask Dies

The Indigenous poet, author, scholar and teacher died in Honolulu at age 71.

Schatz: Congress Needs To Stop ‘Ignoring The Needs Of Native People’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Schatz: Congress Needs To Stop ‘Ignoring The Needs Of Native People’

The Hawaii senator says Democrats have a unique opportunity to address centuries of racism, in part through funneling more resources to Indigenous communities.

Nearly All Hawaii COVID Cases Are Among Unvaccinated People Eleni Avendaño/Civil Beat/2021

Nearly All Hawaii COVID Cases Are Among Unvaccinated People

No one who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 has died of the virus in Hawaii.

Hawaii Has Millions In Rental Assistance To Hand Out But Not Enough Takers Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat /2021

Hawaii Has Millions In Rental Assistance To Hand Out But Not Enough Takers

UPDATED: County officials are trying to get the word out that rent help is available and process applications as the end of the eviction moratorium looms.