Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering social issues for Civil Beat. She writes about the challenges facing recent immigrant communities and Native Hawaiians.  She also covers Hawaii’s #MeToo movement, the cost of living and public housing. She previously covered city and state politics, the environment, land use and housing.

Her work has won multiple national, regional and local awards, including the APME Sally Jacobsen Award for International Perspective for her reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church on Guam.

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

December 2019

Wednesday, December 11

US Ramps Up Attention On Micronesia To Curb China’s Expanding Influence

Monday, December 9

New Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Report Flags $7.8M In Questionable Spending

Hawaii Lt Gov Says Samoa Medical Mission Won’t Be The Last

Friday, December 6

‘One Giant Pediatric Measles Ward’: A Samoan Hospital Is Overwhelmed

Thursday, December 5

Hawaii Team Aids A Mass Vaccination Effort In Measles-Ravaged Samoa

Tuesday, December 3

Hawaii Sends A Medical Mission To Help Samoa Measles Crisis

Oahu Hospital Struggles In The Wake Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

November 2019

Wednesday, November 20

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants Vote To Strike

Tuesday, November 12

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

Monday, November 4

Why Some Native Hawaiians End Up Selling Coveted Homesteads

October 2019

Thursday, October 31

Fifteen Unaccompanied Migrant Children Came To Hawaii In The Past Year

Thursday, October 24

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

Tuesday, October 22

Pacific Islanders Go To Extremes To Retrieve Key Immigration Records

Tuesday, October 15

Report: Battling Discrimination Against Micronesians Requires Policy Changes

Thursday, October 10

DHHL Seeks To Improve Communication With Native Hawaiians Awaiting Homes

Monday, October 7

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

September 2019

Friday, September 27

Undocumented Hawaii Residents Can Get Help At This Free Legal Clinic

Thursday, September 26

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Has Spent $39K To Support Activists On Mauna Kea

Thursday, September 12

Hawaii Gears Up To Make Sure All Residents Are Counted In 2020 Census

Wednesday, September 11

High Costs Make Hawaii’s Poverty Rate Higher Than U.S. Average

Wednesday, September 4

Hawaii, Guam To Lose Millions In Military Funding For Trump’s Border Wall

Tuesday, September 3

Trump Administration Backs Off From Restricting Driver’s Licenses For Micronesians

August 2019

Friday, August 30

Mauna Kea Is The Latest In Long History Of Native Hawaiian Protests

Wednesday, August 7

The US Military Wants To Coordinate Health Care Solutions In Pacific Islands

Friday, August 2

Fact-Checking Environmental Concerns About The Thirty Meter Telescope

July 2019

Tuesday, July 30

Ige Calls Off Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation

Mauna Kea Protests Leave Observatory Workers Trapped In The Middle

Wednesday, July 24

Big Island Mayor Thinks He Can Find A Way Through The Divisions On Mauna Kea

Dozens Of Astronomy Projects Are On Hold At Empty Observatories

Tuesday, July 23

Ige Asks Hawaii County Mayor To Take Over TMT Talks

Friday, July 19

Mauna Kea Tour Companies Are Out Of Luck For Now

Wednesday, July 17

Another ‘Truce’ After A Day Of Arrests On Mauna Kea

Tuesday, July 16

All Observatory Staffers Evacuated As TMT Protest Continues

Monday, July 15

Late Standoff Shows How Tenuous A 1st-Day ‘Truce’ Was On Mauna Kea

No Arrests And No Construction Convoy After A Day Of Protests

Sunday, July 14

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea

Wednesday, July 10

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week

Tuesday, July 9

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents File New Lawsuit To Stop Project

Critics Fear Citizenship Question Could Skew Hawaii Census

Tuesday, July 2

Critics Fear Trump’s Plan To Redefine Poverty Could Mean Bad News For Hawaii

June 2019

Friday, June 28

Will This Year’s Confrontation At Mauna Kea Become Hawaii’s Standing Rock?

Thursday, June 20

Where Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islander Communities Are Growing

‘Simply Madness’: City Owes $100K For Missing Deadlines In Disputes

May 2019

Friday, May 24

Trump’s Latest Immigration Proposals Could Affect Many In Hawaii

Tuesday, May 21

Some Hawaii Public Housing Tenants Could Be Evicted Under Trump Proposal

Friday, May 10

Confusion Reigns As Some Pacific Islanders Are Denied Licenses And IDs

Rod Becker Will Stay At State Budget Agency — But Not In The Top Job

Wednesday, May 8

Former Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands Is Back At Agency In A New Job

Monday, May 6

New Federal Rules Block Driver’s Licenses For Micronesians In Hawaii

Thursday, May 2

This Native Hawaiian Taro Farmer Has Been Fighting A&B For Decades

April 2019

Thursday, April 25

State To Housing Applicants: Sign Up Online Or Lose Your Spot On Wait List

Wednesday, April 24

What’s The Holdup On A Bill That Targets Child Sex Abusers?

Monday, April 15

Where Hawaii Renters Spend Half Their Incomes On Housing

Saturday, April 13

Waters Defeats Ozawa In Honolulu City Council Rematch

Friday, April 12

Hawaii Loses Leading Civil Rights Advocate Joakim ‘Jojo’ Peter

Thursday, April 11

OHA Presses For A Bigger Share Of Money From Hawaii’s Trust Lands

Wednesday, April 10

Over 30,000 Have Voted In Special Election For City Council

Friday, April 5

Survey: 1 in 4 Micronesians Say They Face Prejudice At Work

Thursday, April 4

Waters Leads Ozawa In Money Raised And Spent In City Council Race

VIDEO: Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets

Wednesday, April 3

Micronesians In Hawaii Still Struggle To Get Health Care

Tuesday, April 2

Panel Narrowly Recommends Keeping William Aila In Hawaiian Home Lands Post

March 2019

Thursday, March 28

Zero-Interest Loans Help Hawaii Residents Afford Big Down Payments

Wednesday, March 27

Bill Could Make It Easier To Pursue Sexual Harassment Claims In Court

Wednesday, March 20

Outdated Technology Hampers Investigations Into Hawaii Professionals

Friday, March 15

Navy Wants To Continue Bombing This Tiny Island In The Pacific

Tuesday, March 12

Gov. Ige’s Re-Appointment Of Public Safety Director Is Meeting Resistance

Tuesday, March 5

Legislature Considers Sex Abuse Investigation Of Catholic Church

February 2019

Tuesday, February 26

Bills To Help Sexual Misconduct Victims Speak Out Also Could Keep Them Silent

Thursday, February 21

Special Council Election Requires Hundreds Of New Campaign Finance Reports

Wednesday, February 20

Family Is The Safety Net For Many Young Adults On Pricey Oahu

10 Charts That Show The Struggle Of Being A Millennial In Hawaii

Wednesday, February 6

Former OHA Trustee Rowena Akana Hit With $23K Ethics Fine

Monday, February 4

City Council Likely To Appoint Mike Formby As Interim Member

January 2019

Thursday, January 31

Some Question Calls For Tougher Penalties On OHA Takeover Group

Tuesday, January 29

Ozawa-Waters Rematch Coming Up April 13 In City Council District 4

Friday, January 25

Despite Shutdown, Hawaii Housing Programs Are OK — For Now

Friday, January 18

OHA’s Own Audit Is Being Blocked — By People At OHA

Tuesday, January 15

Senators: Some Cabinet Nominees Won’t Make It

Thursday, January 10

What Life Is Like For Five Families Two Months After The Worst Storm Of 2018

Homelessness Coordinator Touts Progress As Lawmakers Criticize Pace Of Work

‘From Something To Nothing’: Life In Saipan After Super Typhoon Yutu

Tuesday, January 8

Why Critics Say New House Sexual Harassment Policy Doesn’t Go Far Enough