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Cassie Ordonio is a reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat. She joined the news organization as an intern in 2021, having previously interned at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser for a year, covering the Legislature, social issues, education and more.
She also reported for San Francisco-based newspapers El Tecolote, 48 Hills, Ingleside Light and Castro Courier.
Cassie, of Filipino and Chamorro descent, was born and raised in California. She recently graduated from the University of Hawaii Manoa with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Pacific Islands studies.
Along with working for Civil Beat, she is also one of 22 fellows for AAJA Voices, a mentorship program that aims to increase diversity in journalism while providing mentors from the Los Angeles Times and ESPN to train them.
When she’s not working, she’s on a desperate search for some good horchata or simply trying to keep her house plants alive.
Civil rights advocates say the storage warehouse is too hard to reach and homeless people should be allowed to keep possessions needed to survive.
The $4.6 million project took two years to complete because of Covid-19 delays. The first residents are due to move in next month.
Ohana Zones funding has helped transition 1,100 homeless people into permanent housing.
The city is easing Covid-19 restrictions by lifting some limits on crowd sizes, but it’s maintaining mask and vaccine requirements.
After heavy testimony from the community and sparring between commissioners, the final map was chosen to match the population change.
Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s office and the City Council are still hammering out details about how to spend $386 million in ARPA funds.
Researchers have found the viruses are the primary cause of the decline in flower production, and some are choosing to no longer grow them.
The co-founder of Hui Ku Maoli Ola is scanning through online markets to make sure his plants are not a part of the commercial trade.
The public will have two days to testify on how they want their City Council district lines to look.