Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Why Hasn’t Hawaii Gov Filled Development Agency Seats?

Why Hasn’t Hawaii Gov Filled Development Agency Seats?

Critics suggest he is dragging his feet to keep a tighter grip on the agency that greenlights key development projects.
For Sale: Waikiki’s Royal Hawaiian Center

For Sale: Waikiki’s Royal Hawaiian Center

Kamehameha Schools puts the iconic shopping center on the market.
FOCUS: Meet Alberta Pukahi, the Campus Security Captain

FOCUS: Meet Alberta Pukahi, the Campus Security Captain

When Pukahi first joined University of Hawaii campus security in 1987, she was one of only two women on the force.
FOCUS: Meet Vladmir Berzansky, The Man Without a Home Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

FOCUS: Meet Vladmir Berzansky, The Man Without a Home

From sleeping at bus stops to finding shelter in Kakaako, Berzansky may have a permanent home on the horizon.
What Hawaii’s Low Unemployment Rate Doesn’t Say

What Hawaii’s Low Unemployment Rate Doesn’t Say

Multiple job holders, part-time workers struggle to keep afloat given the state's high cost of living.
Hawaii Lawmakers Report Receiving Twice as Much in Gifts as Last Year

Hawaii Lawmakers Report Receiving Twice as Much in Gifts as Last Year

But are there more gifts or just more detailed reporting?
FOCUS: Meet Jenn Labencki, The Navy Wife

FOCUS: Meet Jenn Labencki, The Navy Wife

Long stretches at sea with little contact make it tough for families back home in Hawaii.
Gov: Hawaii Has Among the Lowest Unemployment

Gov: Hawaii Has Among the Lowest Unemployment

Gov. Neil Abercrombie said that the Aloha State's economy is doing well compared to other states.

AARP: Hawaii’s Kupuna Could Lose $480 Million in Budget Deal

Study estimates 26,000 of Hawaii's elderly might be cut from Medicare.
State Ethics Commission Resolves the Case of the Missing DVDs

State Ethics Commission Resolves the Case of the Missing DVDs

A California film company was fined $8,500 for giving thousands of dollars in in DVDs to Hawaii lawmakers.
Hawaii County: Kenoi Narrowly Beats Kim In Mayor’s Race

Hawaii County: Kenoi Narrowly Beats Kim In Mayor’s Race

Incumbent Hawaii County mayor slips past challenger; statewide ballot measures draw attention.
FOCUS: Meet Innocenta Sound, The Community Navigator

FOCUS: Meet Innocenta Sound, The Community Navigator

Micronesian woman helps other immigrants navigate the road to success in U.S.