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Anita Hofschneider

Hashtag Heard ‘Round the World: Social Media Fuels TMT Protests Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hashtag Heard ‘Round the World: Social Media Fuels TMT Protests

Supporters of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island were caught unaware by a frenzy of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts.
Senators Grill Water Board Nominee, Delay Decision Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators Grill Water Board Nominee, Delay Decision

The Water and Land Committee decides to postpone a vote on controversial nominee William Balfour until Friday.
Land Use Commission Nominees Clear Senate Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Land Use Commission Nominees Clear Senate Committee

All three must be confirmed by the full Hawaii Senate this month in order to serve on the commission.
As Mauna Kea Protests Grow, Some Hawaii Island Residents Worry About Jobs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

As Mauna Kea Protests Grow, Some Hawaii Island Residents Worry About Jobs

Activists are calling for the removal of 13 observatories that support a $90 million industry on the Big Island that would grow appreciably with the Thirty Meter Telescope.
House Passes Payday Lending Bill Minus Cap on Interest Rates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Passes Payday Lending Bill Minus Cap on Interest Rates

Limit on how much payday lenders can charge consumers disappears despite Rep. Sylvia Luke's assurances.
TMT Launches Online Campaign in Support of Mauna Kea Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT Launches Online Campaign in Support of Mauna Kea Telescope

Social media has helped fuel opposition to the observatory; now proponents are hoping to turn the tide around.
Telescope Protesters Prepare for Another Police Showdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Telescope Protesters Prepare for Another Police Showdown

UPDATED: Native Hawaiian activists continue to camp out on Mauna Kea, on the watch for construction crews coming to build the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Legislature May Do Little to Address Hawaii’s Housing Shortage Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature May Do Little to Address Hawaii’s Housing Shortage

Gov. Ige's proposal to fund more rentals has been cut in half, and a lack of funding is jeopardizing the redevelopment of Mayor Wright public housing.
Dr. Irwin Schatz, Father of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, Passes Away

Dr. Irwin Schatz, Father of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, Passes Away

He was the only doctor to formally complain about the ethics of the Tuskegee Study when it was originally released.