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Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering social issues for Civil Beat. She writes about the high cost of housing and challenges facing recent immigrants and Native Hawaiians. She previously covered city and state politics.

Her work has won multiple national, regional and local awards. The Associated Press Media Editors and Asian American Journalists Association recently honored her reporting on sexual abuse in Guam’s Catholic church.

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 ahofschneider@civilbeat.org.

Hawaii Gears Up To Make Sure All Residents Are Counted In 2020 Census Getty Images/iStockphoto

Hawaii Gears Up To Make Sure All Residents Are Counted In 2020 Census

The census will determine revenues for many programs, including those that serve Native Hawaiians.

High Costs Make Hawaii’s Poverty Rate Higher Than U.S. Average Cory Lum/Civil Beat

High Costs Make Hawaii’s Poverty Rate Higher Than U.S. Average

New census data shows that the poverty rate is down from last year but that Hawaii residents still struggle with the high costs of housing and other necessities.

Hawaii, Guam To Lose Millions In Military Funding For Trump’s Border Wall Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii, Guam To Lose Millions In Military Funding For Trump’s Border Wall

The casualties include stronger security at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base and a new machine gun range on Guam.

Trump Administration Backs Off From Restricting Driver’s Licenses For Micronesians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trump Administration Backs Off From Restricting Driver’s Licenses For Micronesians

Update: The Consul General of the Federated States of Micronesia in Honolulu said that policy had created “tremendous hardship” for Pacific Islanders in Hawaii.

Mauna Kea Is The Latest In Long History Of Native Hawaiian Protests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Is The Latest In Long History Of Native Hawaiian Protests

Civil disobedience and arrests have been a key part of Native Hawaiian activism since the 1970s.

US Interior Secretary Attends Pacific Islands Forum In Tuvalu Courtesy of the Department of the Interior

US Interior Secretary Attends Pacific Islands Forum In Tuvalu

It’s the latest example of how President Donald Trump’s administration has sought to strengthen ties with Pacific island nations.

The US Military Wants To Coordinate Health Care Solutions In Pacific Islands Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

The US Military Wants To Coordinate Health Care Solutions In Pacific Islands

The Indo-Pacific Command is partnering with the University of Hawaii to improve health care outcomes in the Pacific islands.

Fact-Checking Environmental Concerns About The Thirty Meter Telescope Courtesy of the Thirty Meter Telescope

Fact-Checking Environmental Concerns About The Thirty Meter Telescope

TMT officials say the world’s largest telescope will be a zero-waste facility, while the state has determined  it doesn’t pose a risk to the Big Island’s water supply.

Ige Calls Off Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls Off Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation

UPDATED: The governor says a permit extension means construction does not have to begin until 2021.

Mauna Kea Protests Leave Observatory Workers Trapped In The Middle Courtesy of Michael Aina

Mauna Kea Protests Leave Observatory Workers Trapped In The Middle

Many telescope staffers are frustrated by not being able to work, but they understand where the protesters are coming from.

Big Island Mayor Thinks He Can Find A Way Through The Divisions On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Mayor Thinks He Can Find A Way Through The Divisions On Mauna Kea

Hawaii’s governor put Mayor Harry Kim in charge of negotiating with activists blocking construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

Dozens Of Astronomy Projects Are On Hold At Empty Observatories AP

Dozens Of Astronomy Projects Are On Hold At Empty Observatories

Authorities and opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope can’t agree on who should be allowed up the Mauna Kea Access Road.