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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.
You can follow Anita on Twitter @ahofschneider, on Instagram @anitahofschneider or email her at email@example.com.
People who grew up in Hawaii were much less likely to report any sexual harassment they experienced.
So far this year, 16 residential homesteads have been sold on Oahu — allowing buyers to shortcut DHHL’s long waiting list.
The children often crossed the U.S.-Mexico border after traveling from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
But the percentage of non-white faculty is increasing, going from 44% in 2013 to about 50% in 2018
Tens of thousands of legal migrants were cut off from Medicaid eligibility in 1996.
Some travel to the Mexican border to replace documents that are essential to accessing jobs, housing and even driver’s licenses.
The Hawaii Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission says these migrants should receive access to Medicaid and other benefits they are now denied.
The agency relies on a database system built in the 1980s to track applicants, and has struggled with outdated technology and limited staffing.
Amy Agbayani, an immigrant from the Philippines, is well-known among political leaders and the Filipino community as a fierce advocate for improved access to higher education.
The FSM wants the U.S. Department of State to investigate labor conditions at a pork processing facility.
Honolulu’s immigration court doesn’t have any designated nonprofits that provide free legal services to unauthorized immigrants.