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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.

Late Standoff Shows How Tenuous A 1st-Day ‘Truce’ Was On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Late Standoff Shows How Tenuous A 1st-Day ‘Truce’ Was On Mauna Kea

No one was arrested Monday as hundreds of people protested construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

No Arrests And No Construction Convoy After A Day Of Protests Cory Lum/civil Beat

No Arrests And No Construction Convoy After A Day Of Protests

UPDATED: Some Native Hawaiians think construction of a new telescope will desecrate a sacred site that already holds 13 other telescopes.

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea

Officials are committed to escorting construction vehicles for the Thirty Meter Telescope up the mountain Monday.

ACLU Urges Law Enforcement To Respect The Rights Of TMT Protesters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Urges Law Enforcement To Respect The Rights Of TMT Protesters

Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope are expected to confront construction crews next week.

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week

UPDATED: Opponents are still trying to stop the observatory from being built on Mauna Kea and the state is bracing for protests.

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents File New Lawsuit To Stop Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents File New Lawsuit To Stop Project

This is the latest complaint against the planned observatory, which is on the cusp of breaking ground atop Mauna Kea.

Critics Fear Citizenship Question Could Skew Hawaii Census Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Critics Fear Citizenship Question Could Skew Hawaii Census

Hawaii has a higher percentage of foreign-born residents than other states but a lower than average census participation rate.

Critics Fear Trump’s Plan To Redefine Poverty Could Mean Bad News For Hawaii Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Critics Fear Trump’s Plan To Redefine Poverty Could Mean Bad News For Hawaii

The federal poverty line already doesn’t take into account the state’s high cost of living.

70 Sex Abuse Cases Settled On Guam Cory Lum/Civil Beat

70 Sex Abuse Cases Settled On Guam

They’re only a fraction of the more than 220 sex abuse cases filed on Guam since 2016.

Will This Year’s Confrontation At Mauna Kea Become Hawaii’s Standing Rock? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will This Year’s Confrontation At Mauna Kea Become Hawaii’s Standing Rock?

Protestors say they’ll remain nonviolent, but fear the state and county’s response to their planned activism.

Honolulu Workers Need $39.75 Per Hour To Rent A 2-BR PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Workers Need $39.75 Per Hour To Rent A 2-BR

That’s according to a new study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Where Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islander Communities Are Growing Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Where Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islander Communities Are Growing

In 2018 there were more Pacific Islanders, including Native Hawaiians, living in Los Angeles County than Maui and Kauai counties combined.