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Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering the Pacific for Civil Beat. She previously covered city and state politics, land, social issues and the pandemic. 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.

Why Americans In Some US Territories Can’t Get Disability Benefits Courtesy: David Diamadi

Why Americans In Some US Territories Can’t Get Disability Benefits

Residents of Guam and American Samoa won’t be eligible for Social Security Insurance payments unless Congress chooses to act.

Pacific Migrants Will Soon Find It Easier To Access Key Documents Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Pacific Migrants Will Soon Find It Easier To Access Key Documents

The difficulty in replacing U.S. entry receipts known as I-94 cards has made it tough for many migrants to get housing and jobs.

Lawsuit Leads To Critical Habitats For Endangered Species In The Pacific Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Lawsuit Leads To Critical Habitats For Endangered Species In The Pacific

The Pacific sheath-tailed bat and the Guam tree snail are among the species that will benefit from the settlement.

New Covid Variant Detected In Hawaii But No New Restrictions Planned Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

New Covid Variant Detected In Hawaii But No New Restrictions Planned

Case counts have been rising in recent weeks, but hospitalization rates for Covid are still low.

Nations Promise Billions For Sustainable Oceans At Palau Conference Jesse Alpert/U.S. State Department/2022

Nations Promise Billions For Sustainable Oceans At Palau Conference

The conference highlighted the particular climate change challenges faced by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific.

Climate Change Looms Large In US Treaty Talks In The Pacific

Climate Change Looms Large In US Treaty Talks In The Pacific

The U.S. recently appointed a new presidential special envoy to lead the negotiations with three Pacific nations.

Military Won’t Proceed With Marianas Bombing Range But The New Plan Is Unclear Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Military Won’t Proceed With Marianas Bombing Range But The New Plan Is Unclear

No timeline was given for a revised environmental analysis that would lay out the specifics of the new training plan.

Northern Mariana Islands Says US Military Agreed To Scale Back Training Dan Lin/Civil Beat

Northern Mariana Islands Says US Military Agreed To Scale Back Training

The governor of the U.S. territory said the Pentagon has agreed to remove plans for a heavy artillery range on Tinian.

Biden Wants To Spend $892 Million To Protect Guam From China’s Missiles Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Biden Wants To Spend $892 Million To Protect Guam From China’s Missiles

The expansion of missile defense on Guam is part of several military projects planned or in progress for the Marianas archipelago.