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Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering social issues for Civil Beat. She writes about economic and racial inequality, including the high cost of housing and challenges facing recent immigrants and Native Hawaiians. Thanks to a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, she recently flew to Guam to report on more than 100 sex abuse cases filed against the Catholic Church. Her work has earned Best Online News Reporting awards from the Hawaii Society of Professional Journalists three years in a row. She also garnered national recognition from the Society of Environmental Journalists for her series on military training plans in the Mariana Islands. Prior to starting at Civil Beat, Anita covered the 2013 Hawaii legislative session for the Associated Press and interned at the Wall Street Journal in New York. She graduated from Harvard with honors in 2012. You can follow Anita on Twitter @ahofschneider, on Instagram @anitahofschneider or email her at anita@civilbeat.org.
United Airlines Resists Honolulu Workers’ Effort To Unionize Cory Lum/Civil Beat

United Airlines Resists Honolulu Workers’ Effort To Unionize

Most employees in the Honolulu catering department are from islands in Micronesia and rely on flight benefits to go home.

Lawsuit: Managers Took Bribes At Low-Income Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Managers Took Bribes At Low-Income Rentals

Executives at a Hawaii property management company say the allegations are false and upsetting.

For Tourists Only: This Hawaii Wedding Venue Won’t Host Locals Ewen Roberts/Flickr

For Tourists Only: This Hawaii Wedding Venue Won’t Host Locals

Some wedding venues only accept destination weddings to limit the number of guests and the effect on neighbors.

Why No One Wants To Blow The Whistle On Sexual Misconduct Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why No One Wants To Blow The Whistle On Sexual Misconduct

People who experience sexual harassment at the Hawaii State Capitol fear the consequences if they complain.

Hawaii Inequality Study Overlooked Thousands of Micronesians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Inequality Study Overlooked Thousands of Micronesians

Service providers say more data is needed to help Hawaii’s most recent immigrants.

OHA Trustee Under Investigation For Accepting $72,000 From Heiress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Trustee Under Investigation For Accepting $72,000 From Heiress

Rowena Akana says charges against her by the state ethics commission are inaccurate and politically motivated.

Lawmakers Offer Hawaii Developers Big Tax Break To Build Apartments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Offer Hawaii Developers Big Tax Break To Build Apartments

But critics question a proposal that would subsidize rents as high as $3,000 for a one-bedroom unit.

$93K Is Now Considered Low-Income For Honolulu Family Of 4 Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

$93K Is Now Considered Low-Income For Honolulu Family Of 4

Oahu’s median income jumped nearly 11 percent in a year, according to new federal housing guidelines.

Hawaii Lawmakers Say They Want Better Sexual Harassment Rules — Just Not Yet Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Say They Want Better Sexual Harassment Rules — Just Not Yet

Legislative leaders say they need to study the issue and consult experts before making any changes.

Judge: Hawaii Failed To Ensure Cleanup On Military Training Range Wikimedia Commons/Lance Cpl. Aaron Patterson

Judge: Hawaii Failed To Ensure Cleanup On Military Training Range

The military has a long-term lease to conduct live-fire exercises on nearly 23,000 acres of Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii Island.

#MeToo: One Woman’s Story Of Sexual Harassment By Hawaii Sen. Dan Inouye Nick Grube/Civil Beat

#MeToo: One Woman’s Story Of Sexual Harassment By Hawaii Sen. Dan Inouye

Megan Bailiff says her treatment by the late U.S. senator — and the staffers who protected him — changed her life.

Why We Published New Sexual Harassment Claims About Dan Inouye

Why We Published New Sexual Harassment Claims About Dan Inouye

Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in professional settings, enabled by a culture of silence in which colleagues look the other way.