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Anita Hofschneider

Missile Scare Motivates Activists Who Fear Military’s Presence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Missile Scare Motivates Activists Who Fear Military’s Presence

The false alarm occurred four days before the 125th anniversary of the Hawaiian Kingdom's overthrow.
Nearly Half Of Hawaii Residents Struggle To Make Ends Meet Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nearly Half Of Hawaii Residents Struggle To Make Ends Meet

Finding affordable housing and a job that pays enough on the same island is tough, according to a new report.
How Mismanagement Cost Honolulu Nearly $5 Million In Federal Aid Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

How Mismanagement Cost Honolulu Nearly $5 Million In Federal Aid

The unspent money was intended to help ease the city's critical problems with homelessness and affordable housing.
How Will Hawaii Fare Under Federal Tax Changes? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Will Hawaii Fare Under Federal Tax Changes?

Limits on deductions for mortgage interest and state and local tax payments could offset the benefits of temporary tax cuts for island residents.

Feds: Many Public Housing Units For The Disabled Aren’t Really Accessible Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds: Many Public Housing Units For The Disabled Aren’t Really Accessible

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority is appealing the preliminary findings of a federal investigation.

HPD Won’t Force Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns Right Away Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

HPD Won’t Force Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns Right Away

But the department will continue to deny new gun permits to medical cannabis patients.

Honolulu Police Tell Medical Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Tell Medical Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns

Some say the department’s policy of sending letters to patients is an escalation of efforts to deny gun permits.

Craigslist: Where Desperate Hawaii Renters Plead For Help Getty Images/iStockphoto

Craigslist: Where Desperate Hawaii Renters Plead For Help

Online postings show the dire straits would-be renters face in one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets.

Paying The Rent Just Keeps Getting Tougher In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Paying The Rent Just Keeps Getting Tougher In Honolulu

Nearly 60 percent of Honolulu renters spend at least 30 percent of their incomes on housing, a study shows.

Land Board: Alexander & Baldwin Can Keep Diverting Maui Water Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Land Board: Alexander & Baldwin Can Keep Diverting Maui Water

Opponents say water drawn from streams by the Hawaii land company harm the environment.

Is Ala Moana The New Kakaako? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Ala Moana The New Kakaako?

A lot of new developments are planned for the neighborhood, making some residents worry about whether they’ll be priced out.