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 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

October 2021

Friday, October 22

Climate Change Threatens To Worsen Health Disparities In Hawaii

Thursday, October 21

Biden’s Spending Bill Could Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Housing in Hawaii

Friday, October 8

Honolulu Reopens Large Events To Vaccinated, Masked Attendees

September 2021

Monday, September 27

Congress Considers Extending Higher Medicaid Funding For Island Territories

Friday, September 24

Hawaii Rolls Out Covid-19 Booster Shots For Older Adults

Thursday, September 23

Here’s Why Hawaii Is A Model For Identifying Pandemic Racial Disparities

Friday, September 17

Workers In Hawaii Face New Job Losses — This Time Without A Safety Net

Thursday, September 16

Hawaii’s Pandemic Crisis Care Plan Raises Legal And Ethical Concerns

Hāpai ʻIa E Nā Alakaʻi Lāhui Hawaiʻi Ka Lāʻau Koʻokoʻo He Ala E ‘Maluhia Ai Kākou No Kēia Mua Aʻe’

Thursday, September 9

Hawaii Landlords Can Now Evict Their Tenants. But Not Many Cases Are Being Filed — Yet

Thursday, September 2

Crowded Prisons And Poorly Ventilated Restaurant Kitchens Fuel Hawaii’s Pandemic

Do Covid Survivors Need To Get Vaccinated? Experts Say Yes

August 2021

Monday, August 30

Lawsuit: United Airlines Mishandled Body Of Hawaii Resident

Friday, August 27

Disabled People With Covid-19 Face A Tangled Web Of Obstacles

Thursday, August 26

Native Hawaiian Leaders Tout Vaccinations As A Way To ‘Protect Our Future’

Tuesday, August 24

City Council Leaders Urge Honolulu’s Mayor To Find More Quarantine Rooms

Friday, August 20

Kaiser Resumes Paying All Covid Costs In Hawaii As Hospitalizations Rise

Thursday, August 19

Hawaii Covid Hospitalizations Climb As Delta Variant Rages

Most Hawaii Hospitals Delay Non-Emergency Procedures As Pandemic Worsens

Wednesday, August 18

Hawaii Greenlights Large Events Amid Surge In Covid Cases

Monday, August 16

Hawaii Tourists Arrested for Faking Vaccination Cards Fined $8,000

Covid-19 Treatment In Hawaii Is Getting More Expensive For Some Patients

Wednesday, August 11

Tech Problems Lead To Undercount In Hawaii COVID Cases

Hospitals Near A Breaking Point As Hawaii’s COVID Case Count Grows

Tuesday, August 10

Hawaii Doesn’t Have Enough Quarantine Rooms For COVID Patients

Friday, August 6

Hawaii Contact Tracers Work Overtime As COVID Cases Surge

Thursday, August 5

Hawaii Reports 655 Coronavirus Cases, A New Single-Day Record

Schatz: Pono E Hoʻōki Ka ʻAhaʻōlelo Lāhui I Ka ‘Hoʻokuli ʻAna I Nā Hemahema O Nā Poʻe ʻŌiwi’

July 2021

Monday, July 26

Study: Wealthy Out-Of-State Renters Are Driving The Market In Honolulu

Sunday, July 25

Why Are More People Than Ever Receiving Food Stamps In Hawaii?

Thursday, July 22

Hawaii’s Recent Spike In COVID-19 Cases Will Continue To Rise, Officials Say

Report Finds That Most Hospitals Aren’t Complying With Price Transparency Rules

Tuesday, July 20

After COFA Talks Stalled Under Trump, A 2023 Deadline Looms For Biden

Monday, July 19

Honolulu Would Join A National Trend With A Commission On Social Justice And Equity

Thursday, July 15

Ua Hala Loa Ke Kumu A Me Ka Mea Hoʻouluulu ʻO Haunani-Kay Trask

Wednesday, July 14

Should People Who Got COVID-19 Count Toward Herd Immunity?

Monday, July 12

Hilo Renters Fear They’ll Be Among The First To Go When Eviction Moratorium Ends

Wednesday, July 7

Hawaii Health Department Whistleblower Sues State After Getting Fired

Sunday, July 4

Native Hawaiian Educator And Activist Haunani-Kay Trask Dies

Friday, July 2

Schatz: Congress Needs To Stop ‘Ignoring The Needs Of Native People’

June 2021

Wednesday, June 30

Hawaii Has Millions In Rental Assistance To Hand Out But Not Enough Takers

Monday, June 28

Why Oahu Neighborhoods Have Such Sharp Differences In Vaccination Rates

Tuesday, June 22

Many UH Students Struggled With Hunger And Homelessness Last Year

Monday, June 21

Why Juneteenth Is A Complicated Holiday For Hawaii’s Black Community

Friday, June 18

Honolulu Is Revamping How It Prosecutes Domestic Violence Cases

Wednesday, June 16

Hawaii Becomes 49th State To Recognize Juneteenth

Hawaii Is Bringing Back Its Health Equity Office As Pandemic Highlights Disparities

Thursday, June 10

Hawaii’s Hot Housing Market Is Squeezing Out Renters

Thursday, June 3

Why Is It Still So Hard To Reach Hawaii’s Unemployment Office?

May 2021

Friday, May 28

Hirono Seeks To Restore Federal Benefits For Pacific Islanders From COFA Nations

Thursday, May 27

Hawaii State Hospital Unveils Gleaming New 144-Bed Facility With A Dark Legacy

Nui A Kapakahi Ka Nele O Nā Poʻe Pākīpika, Me Nā Hawaiʻi Hoʻi Kekahi, I Ka Loaʻa ʻOle O Ka Lāʻau Koʻokoʻo

Tuesday, May 25

Hawaii Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, Resumes Permits For Surf Competitions

How Biden And Hawaii Could Address COVID-19 Disparities Among Pacific Islanders

Thursday, May 20

Hawaii Reimposes Job Hunts As A Requirement For Unemployment Insurance

Hoʻoulu Manaʻolana ʻO Biden No Ka Hawaiʻi E ʻImi Ana I Aupuni Pekelala

This New Federal Program Is Expected To Help Hundreds Of Thousands Of Hawaii Kids

Wednesday, May 19

Honolulu Councilwoman Wants More Race Data Collected

Tuesday, May 18

Flying To Hawaii? Prepare For Long Lines At The Airport

Monday, May 3

Measure Criminalizing ‘Coercive Control’ Faces Opposition From Law Enforcement

April 2021

Thursday, April 29

State Inspections Show History Of Neglect At Elderly Care Facility Facing Shutdown

Wednesday, April 28

This Bill Aims To Prevent A Wave Of Evictions But Critics Say It Falls Short

Monday, April 26

Some Pacific Islanders Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Can’t Get Federal Aid For Burials

Thursday, April 22

Widow of Lindani Myeni Sues Honolulu Police For Wrongful Death

Hawaii Health Department Orders Hauula Assisted Living Facility To Close

Tuesday, April 20

Legislative Negotiators Agree To End Payday Loans In Hawaii By 2022

Sunday, April 18

Police Killing Of Micronesian Teen In Hawaii Prompts Grief And Questions

Thursday, April 8

Hawaii’s Transgender Community Pushes For Better Health Insurance Coverage

Monday, April 5

Lawmakers Consider Adding ‘Coercive Control’ In Domestic Violence Cases

March 2021

Wednesday, March 31

For Many Hawaii Companies, The Pandemic Has Changed Work Forever

Monday, March 22

Immigration Reform Efforts In Congress Offer Hope To Hawaii ‘Dreamers’

Tuesday, March 16

Pacific Islanders, Including Hawaiians, Disproportionately Missing Out On Vaccines

Sunday, March 14

To Get Leftover Vaccines In Hawaii, It Helps To Be Related To A Hospital Employee

Thursday, March 11

Critics Say More Data Needed To Avoid Racial Inequity in Hawaii’s Vaccine Rollout

Tuesday, March 9

LGBTQ Parents May Get Help When Having A Baby In Hawaii

Thursday, March 4

Hawaii Lawmakers Consider Requiring Gender Diversity On Corporate Boards

February 2021

Friday, February 26

Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Mediation To Prevent Mass Evictions After Moratorium Lifted

Thursday, February 18

Ngeni Chon Ekkewe Mwu COFA, Iei Auwa Tongeni Nounou Sefan Ewe Medicaid

Proposal To Protect Pacific Corals Exempts Military Training Areas

Monday, February 15

It’s No Surprise That CEOs Make More Than Other Employees. But How Much Is Too Much?

Monday, February 8

Micronesians Wait Their Turn As Other Pacific Islanders Head Home

Wednesday, February 3

‘Significant’ Disparity In Use Of Force Questioned By Honolulu Police Commission

Armej Ro Iumin COFA Ilo Hawaii In Rej Maron Kio Apply Nan Medicaid

Tuesday, February 2

Advocates Say Pacific Islanders Should Be On Hawaii’s Vaccination List. Here’s Why

January 2021

Tuesday, January 26

Biden Raises Hopes For Native Hawaiians Seeking Federal Recognition

Sunday, January 24

OHA Says Better Data Is Needed To Tackle Problems Facing Native Hawaiians

Thursday, January 21

Hawaii Residents From COFA Nations Can Now Apply For Medicaid

Stranded American Samoans Are Finally Going Home After A Hawaii Quarantine

Friday, January 15

Hawaii Judiciary Launches Virtual Series On Racial Inequity

Thursday, January 14

Malakas Na Tinatamaan Ng Pandemya Ang Komunidad Ng Mga Pilipino Sa Hawaii

Wednesday, January 13

How Single Mothers In Hawaii Are Weathering The Pandemic

Monday, January 11

Gaps In Hawaii Eviction Moratorium Leave Some Renters Scrambling For Housing