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.

Why The State Doesn’t Consistently Track Data On Native Hawaiians Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

Why The State Doesn’t Consistently Track Data On Native Hawaiians

Lack of data about how many Native Hawaiians have coronavirus is indicative of a broader problem, advocates say.

Survey Finds The Pandemic Is Hurting Native Hawaiian Businesses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Survey Finds The Pandemic Is Hurting Native Hawaiian Businesses

But Native Hawaiian-owned businesses are less dependent on tourism than non-Native Hawaiian owned businesses, the survey found.

US Treaty Renegotiations With Pacific Nations Kick Off Virtually

US Treaty Renegotiations With Pacific Nations Kick Off Virtually

The economic aspects of the Compacts of Free Association are expiring and the U.S. wants to renegotiate the terms this year.

Lawsuit: Oahu Hospital Allegedly Shielded 2 Sexual Harassers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Oahu Hospital Allegedly Shielded 2 Sexual Harassers

The lawsuit claims the hospital knew its chief medical officer and another staffer were requesting private physical therapy services from a female employee.

Hawaii Announces $11.9M For Child Care Providers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Announces $11.9M For Child Care Providers

The deadline to apply for the federal grant money is July 31.

59% Of Hawaii Households Lost Income Since March 13 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

59% Of Hawaii Households Lost Income Since March 13

Compared with other states, Hawaii had more households say they lost income and expect to lose more during the pandemic.

Hawaii Reopened Its Civil Rights Office. But Investigations Are Still Stalled Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reopened Its Civil Rights Office. But Investigations Are Still Stalled

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, the commission faced a growing backlog of cases.

Virtual Commencement Ceremony Will Honor Pacific Islander Students

Virtual Commencement Ceremony Will Honor Pacific Islander Students

The event is open to all graduating students from Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia and the deadline to register is Friday, May 22.

Hawaii Medicaid Applications Soar Amid Widespread Job Losses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Medicaid Applications Soar Amid Widespread Job Losses

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the fragility of Hawaii’s acclaimed health insurance system that relies on employer-sponsored plans.

First COVID-19 Cases Reported In Hawaii Public Housing

First COVID-19 Cases Reported In Hawaii Public Housing

Though DOH confirmed the first case “at least a couple of weeks ago,” the head of the Public Housing Authority said he was first informed Monday.

Yale Report Says Guam Vets Likely Exposed To Agent Orange Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Yale Report Says Guam Vets Likely Exposed To Agent Orange

The new report conflicts with a federal analysis that found no evidence of the toxin on the island.

Marshallese Community In Iowa Struggles With COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Marshallese Community In Iowa Struggles With COVID-19

One community leader told a local paper that three Marshallese people have died of the virus in Dubuque County.