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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The agency relies on a database system built in the 1980s to track applicants, and has struggled with outdated technology and limited staffing.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.
The state Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed the information on OHA’s support for demonstrators against the Thirty Meter Telescope.
The census will determine revenues for many programs, including those that serve Native Hawaiians.
New census data shows that the poverty rate is down from last year but that Hawaii residents still struggle with the high costs of housing and other necessities.
The casualties include stronger security at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base and a new machine gun range on Guam.
Update: The Consul General of the Federated States of Micronesia in Honolulu said that policy had created “tremendous hardship” for Pacific Islanders in Hawaii.
Civil disobedience and arrests have been a key part of Native Hawaiian activism since the 1970s.