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Anita Hofschneider

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.
Hawaii Land Use Commission Puts Off Voting on Turtle Bay Land

Hawaii Land Use Commission Puts Off Voting on Turtle Bay Land

The developer and community groups will wait at least another six months for a decision.
Would Gay Marriage Bring the ‘Homosexual Lifestyle’ to Hawaii Students? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Would Gay Marriage Bring the ‘Homosexual Lifestyle’ to Hawaii Students?

State officials dismiss fears that legalizing same-sex marriage will affect school curriculum.
The Big Stink in Kakaako Won’t Go Away Soon HCDA

The Big Stink in Kakaako Won’t Go Away Soon

City officials say they are working on it, but suggest the odor will endure for months — or longer.
Caldwell: Kakaako Has More Infrastructure Than Other Areas of Honolulu

Caldwell: Kakaako Has More Infrastructure Than Other Areas of Honolulu

Mayor Kirk Caldwell says Kakaako has more sewer, water and street capacity than McCully-Moiliili.
Governor’s Nominee to Board of Land and Natural Resources Draws Criticism

Governor’s Nominee to Board of Land and Natural Resources Draws Criticism

Critics say choosing the manager of a company with a contested development project would send wrong message.
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.