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Christina Jedra reports on the City and County of Honolulu and other Oahu issues for Civil Beat.
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 city says the workers are temporary.
Amid mass Airbnb cancellations, one local bride said two of her bridesmaids can no longer attend her wedding.
The invoice represents only some of the city’s Kealoha-related legal costs.
Early indications suggest the legislation is working as intended to limit tourists in residential areas and make units available to residents.
The city received 390 calls from property owners who said they got warning letters but don’t operate an illegal rental.
More aggressive enforcement of laws against unpermitted short-term rentals begins Aug. 1, but some potential violators are hearing from the city now.
Council members want the city to seek more public input on a project that is deeply unpopular among many residents.
City Councilman Joey Manahan says the purpose of the legislation is to make sure that union labor is used on any public works project worth over $250,000.
Kymberly Pine criticizes Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s administration for what she considers a lack of action to decrease drownings.
He said he wants to know how the misdeeds detailed in a federal corruption case were allowed to go “unchecked.”
If the mayor signs the measure, the companies could rent 160 on- and off-street parking stalls owned by the city.