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.

Measure Criminalizing ‘Coercive Control’ Faces Opposition From Law Enforcement Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Measure Criminalizing ‘Coercive Control’ Faces Opposition From Law Enforcement

Gov. David Ige has until July 6 to veto the bill, sign it or allow it to become law without his signature.

State Inspections Show History Of Neglect At Elderly Care Facility Facing Shutdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Inspections Show History Of Neglect At Elderly Care Facility Facing Shutdown

Dignity Senior Living at Oceanside Hawaii appealed the order to close by Friday as residents scramble to find new housing.

This Bill Aims To Prevent A Wave Of Evictions But Critics Say It Falls Short Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

This Bill Aims To Prevent A Wave Of Evictions But Critics Say It Falls Short

The state eviction moratorium is currently expected to expire June 8 but could be extended through the summer.

Hawaii Reports First Child Death From COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reports First Child Death From COVID-19

The child was with a family visiting from out of state, health officials said.

Some Pacific Islanders Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Can’t Get Federal Aid For Burials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Pacific Islanders Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Can’t Get Federal Aid For Burials

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono said she is working to extend the help to citizens of nations in compacts with the U.S., some of whom face crippling costs for burials.

Widow of Lindani Myeni Sues Honolulu Police For Wrongful Death Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Widow of Lindani Myeni Sues Honolulu Police For Wrongful Death

UPDATED: Lawyers for Lindsay Myeni said there’s no evidence he had committed a burglary.

Hawaii Health Department Orders Hauula Assisted Living Facility To Close Dignity Senior Living at Oceanside Hawaii

Hawaii Health Department Orders Hauula Assisted Living Facility To Close

The state long-term care ombudsman says it will be difficult — and even harmful to their health — for residents to relocate.

Legislative Negotiators Agree To End Payday Loans In Hawaii By 2022 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislative Negotiators Agree To End Payday Loans In Hawaii By 2022

The bill would replace the high-interest loans with installment loans that have lower fees.

Police Killing Of Micronesian Teen In Hawaii Prompts Grief And Questions Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Police Killing Of Micronesian Teen In Hawaii Prompts Grief And Questions

Nearly two weeks after the shooting, Honolulu police still haven’t explained why the teenager was shot or released officers’ body camera footage.