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Christina Jedra reports on the City and County of Honolulu and public policy issues on Oahu including housing and homelessness.
Previously, she was an investigative reporter for the Delaware News Journal. Using public records and persistence, she uncovered stories including the city council’s misuse of taxpayer dollars, state-funded workplace fraud in a construction training program, deadly prison healthcare failures and more.
Her investigative stories sparked criminal investigations and penalties and prompted legislative and policy changes. She has been recognized several times by the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, which awarded her a first-place prize and a best of show award in investigative reporting in 2019.
Christina’s first full-time job in journalism was at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. She learned the ropes under the guidance of Rob Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, John McNamara and Gerald Fischman, editors who were killed in a June 28, 2018 shooting that also took the life of sales assistant Rebecca Smith.
A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Christina interned with The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, The New England Center for Investigative Reporting and USA Today. Christina was born and raised in New Jersey and has strong feelings about quality bagels and pizza.
The leading candidates took in a lot of money last year, but have essentially paused fundraising for the governor’s race, records show.
The mayor said Managing Director Roy Amemiya is needed now “more than ever.”
It’s not too late to vote.
Unlike other city officials under investigation by the feds, Amemiya will not be going on leave, city officials say.
After closing down two Chinatown bars for violations, the city is ordering the shutdown of all bars.
Everyone who works at the Hawaii Kai fire station has been ordered to quarantine for two weeks.
Keith Amemiya and Steve Alm have raised and spent the most overall but their challengers gained momentum in the month leading up to the primary.
As of 2019, Oahu needed over 22,000 new housing units by 2025, according to the state.