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Natanya Friedheim

Baby Death Lawsuit Cites A Hospital Language Barrier Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Baby Death Lawsuit Cites A Hospital Language Barrier

A Chuukese couple’s child died after a series of visits to the emergency room at Kapiolani Medical Center, their lawyer says.

Services For The Needy Generate Hope, Complaints In Chinatown Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Services For The Needy Generate Hope, Complaints In Chinatown

Can the area pull off the balancing act of helping the homeless while still allowing businesses to thrive?

This Kalihi Bike Shop Is Helping Kids Learn Life Lessons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Kalihi Bike Shop Is Helping Kids Learn Life Lessons

A small shop provides a sanctuary for the community’s youths, including residents of nearby public housing projects.

Hawaii’s General Election Turnout Dipped To 58.3 Percent This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s General Election Turnout Dipped To 58.3 Percent This Year

The last presidential election in 2012 attracted a 61.9 percent turnout, but that ballot included Hawaii-born Barack Obama.

Hawaii’s Voter Registration Is Way Up — Does It Matter? Natanya Friedheim/ Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Voter Registration Is Way Up — Does It Matter?

The advent of online registration is given a lot of credit. But that may not reverse the trend of low voter turnouts.

Measure Asks: Are All Those Boards and Commissions Needed? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Measure Asks: Are All Those Boards and Commissions Needed?

Charter Amendment 12 calls for a system to periodically review many of Honolulu’s boards and commissions.

Mayor Wright Reconstruction Will Displace 1,500 Anxious Tenants Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat

Mayor Wright Reconstruction Will Displace 1,500 Anxious Tenants

Plans call for the public housing project to be rebuilt. Current residents have been promised interim housing and a chance to return.

Do Officials Really Want To Know What Kalihi Residents Think? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Do Officials Really Want To Know What Kalihi Residents Think?

Big projects are on the horizon, but some people feel that community-input meetings are designed to manipulate the message.

Kalihi: ‘The Last Working Class Neighborhood In Central Honolulu’ Natanya Friedheim/Civil Beat

Kalihi: ‘The Last Working Class Neighborhood In Central Honolulu’

Kalihi offers close proximity to downtown and Waikiki jobs, and many of its residents hold down more than one.