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Anita Hofschneider

Is Hawaii Really Doing So Well? Fact-Checking the Governor’s Speech

Is Hawaii Really Doing So Well? Fact-Checking the Governor’s Speech

Gov. Neil Abercrombie painted the state in a rosy light during the State of the State, boosting his re-election campaign.
Hawaii House Speaker: It’s High Time We Allow Marijuana Dispensaries

Hawaii House Speaker: It’s High Time We Allow Marijuana Dispensaries

Rep. Joe Souki surprises some by stressing marijuana distribution in his opening speech.
Urban Color Scheme: Why Is Honolulu So Beige?

Urban Color Scheme: Why Is Honolulu So Beige?

We may be the Rainbow State but our urban landscape is anything but colorful.
Kamehameha Highway Chaos: State’s Parking Barriers May Bring Lawsuit

Kamehameha Highway Chaos: State’s Parking Barriers May Bring Lawsuit

The state is finally taking action to address North Shore traffic jams but critics say the plan is misguided.
Reforming the Juvenile Justice System Could Save Hawaii Millions

Reforming the Juvenile Justice System Could Save Hawaii Millions

New report suggests changes that could cut detainees by 60 percent and save the state $11 million in five years.
What’s Next for the Hawaii Health Connector? Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

What’s Next for the Hawaii Health Connector?

Lawmakers grill health officials on problems that remain with new state health insurance program.
Debate Rises Over Development Plan for Kailua Marsh

Debate Rises Over Development Plan for Kailua Marsh

Is Hawaii muddying the waters with its plan for the Kawainui wetlands?
Hawaii Development Agency Approves Kakaako Tower Over Protests

Hawaii Development Agency Approves Kakaako Tower Over Protests

Residents' complaints didn't keep agency from giving permission for another high rise in Honolulu.
Kakaako Rising: Is This Community Development?

Kakaako Rising: Is This Community Development?

UPDATED Residents' concerns about new building proposals have lawmakers questioning whether HCDA should exist.
Lawmakers Scrutinize Office of Hawaiian Affairs Over Land Deals

Lawmakers Scrutinize Office of Hawaiian Affairs Over Land Deals

Questionable real estate dealings and slow progress toward goals raise doubts about the agency's management.
Honolulu City Council Approves Koa Ridge Development

Honolulu City Council Approves Koa Ridge Development

But critics say the project is a step backward when it comes to managing development on Oahu.