Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering social issues for Civil Beat. She previously covered city and state politics, the environment, land use and housing. Her work has won multiple national, regional and local awards.
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.
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Nonprofits are pivoting to help residents in a community facing the worst outbreak of COVID-19 of any zip code in the state, along with high rates of unemployment.
City officials say they are trying to get testing sites up and running quickly, and plan to keep improving outreach efforts.
Women are filing for unemployment and losing their businesses at higher rates than men.
Filipinos in Hawaii have the next-highest death rate, composing 24% of deaths but only 16% of the population.
The Department of Health wants to respond to coronavirus patients who need support within hours, not days.
A new article published by the East-West Center outlines how the state can effectively stem the rapidly growing coronavirus cases in the Pacific Islander community.
Other states like Oregon have done more to include Pacific Islander community leaders in the pandemic emergency response and provide them with resources.
Pacific Islanders — not including Native Hawaiians — make up 30% of Hawaii’s coronavirus cases but only 4% of the population.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs incumbents are seeing strong challenges in some seats.