Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

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 and is originally from the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

You can follow Anita on Twitter @ahofschneider, on Instagram @anitahofschneider or email her at ahofschneider@civilbeat.org.

Study: Wealthy Out-Of-State Renters Are Driving The Market In Honolulu Getty Images/iStockphoto

Study: Wealthy Out-Of-State Renters Are Driving The Market In Honolulu

Short-term leases also are much more popular among people looking for rentals in Honolulu, a study shows.

Why Are More People Than Ever Receiving Food Stamps In Hawaii? Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

Why Are More People Than Ever Receiving Food Stamps In Hawaii?

A historically high enrollment in the food stamp program is part of a broader increase in the need for public services during the pandemic.

Report Finds That Most Hospitals Aren’t Complying With Price Transparency Rules Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Report Finds That Most Hospitals Aren’t Complying With Price Transparency Rules

The findings come as President Joe Biden has proposed fining noncompliant hospitals up to $2 million annually.

Hawaii Unemployment Office Plans To Open September 7 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Unemployment Office Plans To Open September 7

People will be able to make appointments for in-person visits three weeks ahead of Sept. 7.

After COFA Talks Stalled Under Trump, A 2023 Deadline Looms For Biden Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

After COFA Talks Stalled Under Trump, A 2023 Deadline Looms For Biden

The compacts with western Pacific nations take on new importance as China seeks to extend its influence in the area.

Honolulu Would Join A National Trend With A Commission On Social Justice And Equity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Would Join A National Trend With A Commission On Social Justice And Equity

But details would have to be worked out, such as whether such a commission would have real power.

Ua Hala Loa Ke Kumu A Me Ka Mea Hoʻouluulu ʻO Haunani-Kay Trask University of Hawaii photo/Brett Uprichard

Ua Hala Loa Ke Kumu A Me Ka Mea Hoʻouluulu ʻO Haunani-Kay Trask

Ua hala ua kanaka nei he haku mele, he mea kākau, he mea noiʻi, a he kumu ma Honolulu i ka piha ʻana o ka makahiki he 71 iā ia.

Hawaii Consumers Can Now File Complaints Online Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Consumers Can Now File Complaints Online

The Regulated Industries Complaints Office has an updated system that finally allows Hawaii residents to submit electronic complaints.