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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 man who kicked off the beleaguered Honolulu rail project wants to lead it to the finish line.
One of Hawaii’s longest-serving lawmakers aims to fill a vacant council position.
The Army combat veteran is challenging former state Sen. Will Espero and comedian Augie T for the District 9 spot.
HGEA is backing a well-connected local businessman who has promised to increase trust and accountability in city government.
Candidates outlined their qualifications for succeeding Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
Small gatherings can resume soon as Mayor Kirk Caldwell called on businesses to protect their customers.
An expanded sit-lie ban won’t get more people into housing, law professors say, especially during the pandemic.
Adding items to meeting agendas after the deadline should be done “rarely, if ever,” the state said.
Accused workers are presumed innocent, but some question whether they should continue to be paid as months turn into years.
In California and Washington, the Navy said its World War II-era tanks should be retired. But in Hawaii, the Navy says its tanks from the same era are working great.