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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.

Meggai na Pasienten Taotao Pasifiku Debidi U Ma Muebi Siha Pot Para u Fanmanrisibi i Nana’lå’la’ na Daialasis Carlo Domingo/Civil Beat/2022

Meggai na Pasienten Taotao Pasifiku Debidi U Ma Muebi Siha Pot Para u Fanmanrisibi i Nana’lå’la’ na Daialasis

Unu gi halom singko na natibon Chamorro gi Notte Marianas gai daiabetes, ya i diniseha para daialasis sigi ha’ kahulo’. Låo i sentron daialasis manggaige solamente gi islan kapitåt Saipan.

Hawaii Island Is Getting New Federal Funds To Tackle Health Care Shortages. Is It Enough? Hawaii Island Community Health

Hawaii Island Is Getting New Federal Funds To Tackle Health Care Shortages. Is It Enough?

Gov.-elect Josh Green also has pledged to address problems with accessing care, especially in rural areas.

Waikiki Health Employees Fired After Protesting Bathroom Limits Get Back Wages Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Waikiki Health Employees Fired After Protesting Bathroom Limits Get Back Wages

The community health center offered jobs back to three employees who were fired a week after complaining about losing access to a unisex bathroom.

Pacific Islands Need More Climate Change Funding. They Also Need Help Spending It Faster Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Pacific Islands Need More Climate Change Funding. They Also Need Help Spending It Faster

Once the pledges are made, accessing money from the global funds to help communities cope with sea level rise and other climate impacts is a challenge.

US Territory Reps Hope Congress Will Remedy Longstanding Data Gaps Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2019

US Territory Reps Hope Congress Will Remedy Longstanding Data Gaps

The federal government invests far less in funding data collection for communities in U.S. territories than residents of U.S. states.

US Supreme Court’s Decision Not To Hear American Samoa Citizenship Case Gets Mixed Reaction Getty Images/iStockphoto

US Supreme Court’s Decision Not To Hear American Samoa Citizenship Case Gets Mixed Reaction

Advocates had hoped the case would be a chance for the court to overturn racist case law that affects residents of all U.S. territories.

Why Hawaii’s Language Access Office Is Having Trouble ‘Fulfilling Its Mission’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Why Hawaii’s Language Access Office Is Having Trouble ‘Fulfilling Its Mission’

The state auditor says OLA “remains a partially formed organization” some 16 years after its establishment. Advocates say that’s keeping non-English speakers from getting much-needed services.

Hawaii’s East-West Center ‘Is Undergoing A Renaissance’ With More Eyes On Pacific Affairs East-West Center/2022

Hawaii’s East-West Center ‘Is Undergoing A Renaissance’ With More Eyes On Pacific Affairs

The growing threats from climate change and geopolitical tensions with China are underscoring EWC’s role in strengthening U.S.-Pacific relationships.

Pacific Leaders Hope Washington Embraces Their Priorities At First-Ever DC Summit Courtesy: East-West Center/2022

Pacific Leaders Hope Washington Embraces Their Priorities At First-Ever DC Summit

The island nations are seeking help with climate change and other woes that are threatening their very existence.