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.

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

Man’s Death In Honolulu Police Custody Caused By Drugs, Shackles And A Struggle Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Man’s Death In Honolulu Police Custody Caused By Drugs, Shackles And A Struggle

A medical examiner’s report shows the 28-year-old Kaneohe man died in June from a combination of drug and alcohol use and a physical struggle with police.

Hawaii Pacific Islanders Are Twice As Likely To Be Hospitalized For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Pacific Islanders Are Twice As Likely To Be Hospitalized For COVID-19

Chuukese, Marshallese and Samoan residents have been getting the deadly virus at the highest rates.

Pacific Islanders Can’t Return Home During COVID-19 — Even To Bury Their Loved Ones Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pacific Islanders Can’t Return Home During COVID-19 — Even To Bury Their Loved Ones

Indigenous burial traditions were already threatened by economic pressures and changing cultures. Then the pandemic struck.

Over Half Of Hawaii’s Workers’ Comp COVID-19 Claims Are Initially Denied Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Over Half Of Hawaii’s Workers’ Comp COVID-19 Claims Are Initially Denied

Coronavirus-related claims are being denied at higher rates than other claims because it’s hard to prove whether an employee caught the virus at work.

Report: Honolulu Police Use Of Force Increased Last Year

Report: Honolulu Police Use Of Force Increased Last Year

A new report shows racial disparities persisted in 2019 in the Honolulu Police Department’s use of force.

Ethics Complaint Filed After Honolulu Lobbyist Fails (Again) To Register Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ethics Complaint Filed After Honolulu Lobbyist Fails (Again) To Register

The Sierra Club’s complaint against the advocate for developers comes as the City Council takes up a controversial parking bill.

OHA: Alapa Unseats Longtime Incumbent Machado In Race For Molokai Seat

OHA: Alapa Unseats Longtime Incumbent Machado In Race For Molokai Seat

Keli’i Akina was in a tight race to keep his at-large seat, and Keola Lindsey led the race for the Hawaii island seat.

Hawaii Opens Section 8 Waitlist For Oahu Renters Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Opens Section 8 Waitlist For Oahu Renters

Current Oahu renters can sign up online between Thursday and Monday to try to get on the waitlist.