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Anita Hofschneider

City Pays $3.6M to Settle Canal Pipe Suits Nick Grube/Civil Beat

City Pays $3.6M to Settle Canal Pipe Suits

The Honolulu City Council approved a $3.6 million settlement for two lawsuits brought by construction companies that installed a sewer line under the Ala Wai Canal.
Disabled and Homeless: This Hawaii Woman Found She Had No Place To Go Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Disabled and Homeless: This Hawaii Woman Found She Had No Place To Go

Hawaii's largest emergency homeless shelter recently settled a civil rights complaint after it allegedly turned her away. Other disabled people experience similar discrimination when seeking housing.
Caldwell Signs Bill to Increase Rental Units Courtesy of Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Caldwell Signs Bill to Increase Rental Units

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has approved a measure that seeks to address the city's affordable housing shortage.
Hawaii AG Backs Vermont GMO Labeling Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG Backs Vermont GMO Labeling Law

Doug Chin signed an amicus brief, along with attorneys general from seven other states, contending Vermont's law is constitutional.
Honolulu’s Affordable Housing Rules Only Produced 33 Units in FY 2014

Honolulu’s Affordable Housing Rules Only Produced 33 Units in FY 2014

Mayor Kirk Caldwell is planning to release the final version of his housing strategy this month which would amend existing policies that one councilman called "inadequate."
Over a Dozen People Leave Kakaako Homeless Encampment for Shelter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Over a Dozen People Leave Kakaako Homeless Encampment for Shelter

The state helped two families, one couple and four single adults leave their tents for temporary shelter in Waipahu.
City Council Loosens Ohana Unit Rules to Boost Rental Housing Stock Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Loosens Ohana Unit Rules to Boost Rental Housing Stock

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is expected to unveil his final housing strategy this month after a year of analysis.
Schatz: Housing First Is Solution to Hawaii’s Homelessness Problem Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Housing First Is Solution to Hawaii’s Homelessness Problem

The senator says federal, state and county governments should focus on putting homeless people into housing rather than servicing them in the streets.
Ala Wai Canal Flood Control: The High Cost of Protecting Waikiki Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Ala Wai Canal Flood Control: The High Cost of Protecting Waikiki

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting comments until Oct. 7 on a $173 million plan for construction of concrete canal walls, pump stations and floodwater repositories along streams in Manoa, Palolo and Makiki.