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Anita Hofschneider

Hawaii Ranks Near Bottom for Doing Business — But Does It Matter?

Hawaii Ranks Near Bottom for Doing Business — But Does It Matter?

The Aloha State was rated the second-to-worst state for business in the nation, but some say it's all relative.
Cayetano: 2 in 100 Will Ride Rail, Half Will Be Bus Riders PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Cayetano: 2 in 100 Will Ride Rail, Half Will Be Bus Riders

Honolulu mayoral candidate says rail won't solve traffic congestion problem.
What Does ‘Expunged’ Mean in Hawaii?

What Does ‘Expunged’ Mean in Hawaii?

UPDATED Most people understand expunged to mean erased. But that's not the case in Hawaii.
Hanabusa Raises — and Spends — More Than Djou Flickr: seanmcmenemy

Hanabusa Raises — and Spends — More Than Djou

Frontrunners for Hawaii congressional race both have about $500K in cash on hand.
Hawaii Lawmakers Told to Fill in the Pukas Civil Beat file photo

Hawaii Lawmakers Told to Fill in the Pukas

Ethics Commission tells legislators to complete their financial disclosures.
Cayetano: You Can’t Build Home Additions in Pearl City

Cayetano: You Can’t Build Home Additions in Pearl City

Former governor says that a five-year moratorium prevents development in the Pearl City area.
Carlisle: Cannabis Clubs Being ‘Abandoned Wholesale’

Carlisle: Cannabis Clubs Being ‘Abandoned Wholesale’

Honolulu mayor opposes introduction of medical marijuana dispensaries.
Who is the Wealthiest Hawaii Lawmaker?

Who is the Wealthiest Hawaii Lawmaker?

UPDATED Two lawmakers would appear to be the state's wealthiest. But are they really?
One Year Later, Hawaii Lawmakers Still Not Reporting Stock Ownership

One Year Later, Hawaii Lawmakers Still Not Reporting Stock Ownership

Lawmakers' financial disclosures are short on details.