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Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering politics and land for Civil Beat. She writes about housing, homelessness, development, agriculture and the environment. Her work has won numerous local and regional awards.

Prior to starting at Civil Beat, Anita worked at the Associated Press covering the 2013 Hawaii legislative session. As the AP’s sole reporter assigned to the statehouse, she tracked hundreds of bills and reported on dozens of issues ranging from lobbying disclosures to celebrity privacy.

Anita also interned at the Wall Street Journal in New York where she wrote about millennials who don’t like talking on the phone and bring their parents to job interviews. She graduated from Harvard College with honors in 2012.

Thanks to her work at the WSJ, she thought twice before inviting her parents to her Civil Beat job interview.

You can follow Anita on Twitter @ahofschneider or email her at anita@civilbeat.org.

Ige Plans To Veto Bill To End Aquarium Fishing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Plans To Veto Bill To End Aquarium Fishing

The Hawaii governor plans to veto 15 bills, including legislation that would have given public worker unions more power.

Honolulu Is Paying Back $1.45 Million In Federal Housing Funds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Is Paying Back $1.45 Million In Federal Housing Funds

The city approved a contract to rehabilitate Kahuku Elderly housing complex despite the appearance of a conflict of interest, a federal audit found.

What Honolulu Lobbyists Don’t Tell You Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Honolulu Lobbyists Don’t Tell You

The Ethics Commission chief says the city should “completely overhaul” how it tracks the spending of money to influence leaders.

Ige Says His Low-Key Approach Is Producing Good Results For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Says His Low-Key Approach Is Producing Good Results For Hawaii

In the face of low poll numbers, the governor cites his accomplishments and talks about the legal challenges to Trump’s immigration ban.

Kauai Groups Sue State, Syngenta To Stop GMO Farming On Public Land Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Kauai Groups Sue State, Syngenta To Stop GMO Farming On Public Land

Local organizations contend the state was wrong to give the seed company a permit to grow genetically modified crops on public land.

State Board Delays Decision On Kakaako Housing Rules Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Board Delays Decision On Kakaako Housing Rules

The Hawaii Community Development Authority board is revising a proposal to preserve for-sale units for middle-income people.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open Without Any Marijuana Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open Without Any Marijuana

Licensed companies are still waiting for the Department of Health to certify labs to test the products before they can start selling

Is It Fair To Profit From Reselling Affordable Housing? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is It Fair To Profit From Reselling Affordable Housing?

The state considers new rules that would give it some of the equity when workforce units are resold. Opponents say that’ll do more harm than good.

Kauai Councilman Fails To Disclose His Medical Marijuana Venture Flickr.com: Sharon Har

Kauai Councilman Fails To Disclose His Medical Marijuana Venture

In county documents, former legislator Derek Kawakami didn’t mention his involvement in a company challenging the dispensary license awards.

Former DuPont Worker Claims Retaliation For Pesticide Complaints Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former DuPont Worker Claims Retaliation For Pesticide Complaints

A woman files suit saying she lost her job after repeatedly reporting misuse of pesticides on the company’s North Shore farm.

Why It’s Taking So Long To Open Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why It’s Taking So Long To Open Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The state legalized the use of cannabis as medicine 17 years ago, but patients still have no place to legally buy it.

Honolulu Won’t Authorize Use Of Property Taxes For Rail — Yet Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Won’t Authorize Use Of Property Taxes For Rail — Yet

The Legislature adjourned last week without coming to a decision about how to fund the nearly $10 billion project.