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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.
Hawaii’s leaders are offering developers a chance to skip a major vetting procedure, which could undermine efforts to protect public lands.
Advocates voiced forceful opposition to a so-called affordable housing bill they say is far from affordable. A committee of lawmakers took their side.
Hawaii’s business elites are lining up behind one of their own, giving him an edge on Councilwoman Pine and former Congresswoman Hanabusa.
The political newcomer brought in more money than a well-known former judge.
The Honolulu prosecutor currently has no term limit.
Housing advocates want to open up the state’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit program to anyone – not just big banks.
Hawaii’s census response rate is among the lowest in the nation.
Hawaii’s four mayors have transportation initiatives on the brain in 2020, their latest requests to state lawmakers show.