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Anita Hofschneider

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. She welcomes all news tips, feedback and insight into Hawaii issues.

No New Housing For Hawaiians Despite Millions In The Bank Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No New Housing For Hawaiians Despite Millions In The Bank

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands comes under fire for not providing any new housing units last fiscal year.

Lawmaker: Housing Bill Strikes A Blow For The Middle Class Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmaker: Housing Bill Strikes A Blow For The Middle Class

Rep. Beth Fukumoto says the Legislature needs to act on housing issues to help low- and middle-income buyers.

Will Hawaii Restrict Pesticides, Require More Disclosure From Big Ag? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Hawaii Restrict Pesticides, Require More Disclosure From Big Ag?

After a federal court shot down the efforts of individual counties, advocates of more regulation have only the Legislature to turn to.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment ‘Disheartening’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment ‘Disheartening’

The U.S. Supreme Court Justice, in Honolulu for a UH law school program, spoke to high school students Saturday.

Community Groups Urge Caldwell To Reconsider Housing Appointment Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Community Groups Urge Caldwell To Reconsider Housing Appointment

The Caldwell administration defended the appointment of Marc Alexander, who settled a sexual abuse case last year brought by a minor.

Bill Would Set Up Rent Control Pilot Project In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Bill Would Set Up Rent Control Pilot Project In Hawaii

Despite rising rents, Hawaii has no mechanism to limit rent increases to prevent homelessness and overcrowding.

Bill Would Force The Navy To Upgrade Red Hill Fuel Tanks Sooner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Would Force The Navy To Upgrade Red Hill Fuel Tanks Sooner

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply says the current plan for modernizing the tanks poses too high a risk to Oahu’s drinking water.

Caldwell Appoints Marc Alexander To Lead Honolulu Housing Office Courtesy of the City & County of Honolulu

Caldwell Appoints Marc Alexander To Lead Honolulu Housing Office

The former vicar general for the Catholic Church left his last government job after revelations of an affair with a parishioner.

Should Hawaii Spend $2 Billion To Build Homes Residents Can Afford? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Spend $2 Billion To Build Homes Residents Can Afford?

Hawaii Sen. Will Espero says the time is right for the state to float general obligation bonds to address the housing shortage.

Supreme Court Considers A Third Trial For Christopher Deedy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Considers A Third Trial For Christopher Deedy

Two juries have failed to convict the federal agent from the mainland, who had been in Waikiki only a few hours when he fatally shot a local man.

House Lawmakers Debate Bills To Make It Easier To Evict People Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Lawmakers Debate Bills To Make It Easier To Evict People

Housing Committee Chairman Tom Brower says he hasn’t decided about measures to amend the landlord-tenant code.

Pot Decriminalization Has A Shot This Session, But Ige Wants To Wait PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Pot Decriminalization Has A Shot This Session, But Ige Wants To Wait

The governor wants to see how medical marijuana dispensaries work out first, but some legislators and advocates don’t see the connection.