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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.
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No one was arrested Monday as hundreds of people protested construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
UPDATED: Some Native Hawaiians think construction of a new telescope will desecrate a sacred site that already holds 13 other telescopes.
Officials are committed to escorting construction vehicles for the Thirty Meter Telescope up the mountain Monday.
Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope are expected to confront construction crews next week.
UPDATED: Opponents are still trying to stop the observatory from being built on Mauna Kea and the state is bracing for protests.
This is the latest complaint against the planned observatory, which is on the cusp of breaking ground atop Mauna Kea.
Hawaii has a higher percentage of foreign-born residents than other states but a lower than average census participation rate.
The federal poverty line already doesn’t take into account the state’s high cost of living.
Protestors say they’ll remain nonviolent, but fear the state and county’s response to their planned activism.
That’s according to a new study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
In 2018 there were more Pacific Islanders, including Native Hawaiians, living in Los Angeles County than Maui and Kauai counties combined.