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.

Ige’s Eviction Moratorium Doesn’t Do What He Says It Does Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s Eviction Moratorium Doesn’t Do What He Says It Does

Hawaii renters and landlords alike are frustrated by the governor’s confusing rule.

Kalihi Has The Worst COVID-19 Outbreak In Hawaii. Here’s How The Community Is Responding Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Kalihi Has The Worst COVID-19 Outbreak In Hawaii. Here’s How The Community Is Responding

Nonprofits are pivoting to help residents in a community facing the worst outbreak of COVID-19 of any zip code in the state, along with high rates of unemployment.

Here’s What Honolulu Is Doing To Test Hard-Hit Communities For COVID-19 Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Here’s What Honolulu Is Doing To Test Hard-Hit Communities For COVID-19

City officials say they are trying to get testing sites up and running quickly, and plan to keep improving outreach efforts.

Women Were Already Struggling At Work. The Pandemic Is Making It Worse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Women Were Already Struggling At Work. The Pandemic Is Making It Worse

Women are filing for unemployment and losing their businesses at higher rates than men.

Pacific Islanders Have The Highest COVID-19 Death Rate In Hawaii Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Pacific Islanders Have The Highest COVID-19 Death Rate In Hawaii

Filipinos in Hawaii have the next-highest death rate, composing 24% of deaths but only 16% of the population.

How Hawaii Is Trying To Help COVID-19 Patients Stuck At Home Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Is Trying To Help COVID-19 Patients Stuck At Home

The Department of Health wants to respond to coronavirus patients who need support within hours, not days.

Researchers: State Must Support Pacific Islanders In The Pandemic City & County of Honolulu

Researchers: State Must Support Pacific Islanders In The Pandemic

A new article published by the East-West Center outlines how the state can effectively stem the rapidly growing coronavirus cases in the Pacific Islander community.

Health Officials Knew COVID-19 Would Hit Pacific Islanders Hard. The State Still Fell Short Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Health Officials Knew COVID-19 Would Hit Pacific Islanders Hard. The State Still Fell Short

Other states like Oregon have done more to include Pacific Islander community leaders in the pandemic emergency response and provide them with resources.

Community Leaders: State Is Failing Pacific Islanders In The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Community Leaders: State Is Failing Pacific Islanders In The Pandemic

Pacific Islanders — not including Native Hawaiians — make up 30% of Hawaii’s coronavirus cases but only 4% of the population.