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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 four mayors have transportation initiatives on the brain in 2020, their latest requests to state lawmakers show.
As Hawaii’s statewide homelessness numbers start to dip, a former federal official tells lawmakers to keep doing what they’re doing.
The problem is concentrated on Oahu where the unsheltered population has been growing for a decade.
Low pay, insufficient training and high turnover contribute to a permitting department that can’t keep up, the auditor found.
The Board of Water Supply failed to notify state health officials about a sediment discharge for 15 days, according to the state health department.
The Ethics Commission is considering a zero-tolerance policy on “tokens of aloha.”
The city agency charged with regulating Oahu’s liquor industry is struggling to fill positions. It’s been a problem for at least 15 years.