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Anita Hofschneider

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 ahofschneider@civilbeat.org.

Nearly Half Of Hawaii Workers Say They’ve Been Sexually Harassed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nearly Half Of Hawaii Workers Say They’ve Been Sexually Harassed

People who grew up in Hawaii were much less likely to report any sexual harassment they experienced.

Why Some Native Hawaiians End Up Selling Coveted Homesteads Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Why Some Native Hawaiians End Up Selling Coveted Homesteads

So far this year, 16 residential homesteads have been sold on Oahu — allowing buyers to shortcut DHHL’s long waiting list.

Fifteen Unaccompanied Migrant Children Came To Hawaii In The Past Year Donna Burton/U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Fifteen Unaccompanied Migrant Children Came To Hawaii In The Past Year

The children often crossed the U.S.-Mexico border after traveling from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Most UH Students Are People Of Color But Their Teachers Are Mainly White Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Most UH Students Are People Of Color But Their Teachers Are Mainly White

But the percentage of non-white faculty is increasing, going from 44% in 2013 to about 50% in 2018

US House Bill Would Restore Medicaid For COFA Citizens Cory Lum/Civil Beat

US House Bill Would Restore Medicaid For COFA Citizens

Tens of thousands of legal migrants were cut off from Medicaid eligibility in 1996.

Pacific Islanders Go To Extremes To Retrieve Key Immigration Records Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pacific Islanders Go To Extremes To Retrieve Key Immigration Records

Some travel to the Mexican border to replace documents that are essential to accessing jobs, housing and even driver’s licenses.

Report: Battling Discrimination Against Micronesians Requires Policy Changes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Battling Discrimination Against Micronesians Requires Policy Changes

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.

DHHL Seeks To Improve Communication With Native Hawaiians Awaiting Homes Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

DHHL Seeks To Improve Communication With Native Hawaiians Awaiting Homes

The agency relies on a database system built in the 1980s to track applicants, and has struggled with outdated technology and limited staffing.

How This ‘Unsung Hero’ Fights For Hawaii’s Immigrants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How This ‘Unsung Hero’ Fights For Hawaii’s Immigrants

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.

Federated States Of Micronesia Alleges Trafficking In Iowa

Federated States Of Micronesia Alleges Trafficking In Iowa

The FSM wants the U.S. Department of State to investigate labor conditions at a pork processing facility.

Ige OKs Rentals, Multi-Family Units On DHHL Land Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Ige OKs Rentals, Multi-Family Units On DHHL Land

The governor says the rules will help ease Hawaii’s affordable housing crisis.

Undocumented Hawaii Residents Can Get Help At This Free Legal Clinic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Undocumented Hawaii Residents Can Get Help At This Free Legal Clinic

Honolulu’s immigration court doesn’t have any designated nonprofits that provide free legal services to unauthorized immigrants.