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 ahofschneider@civilbeat.org.

Hawaii Wins More Than $1.5M In Mortgage Fraud Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Wins More Than $1.5M In Mortgage Fraud Case

A couple from Waianae will regain their house as well as $62,000.

Climate Change Threatens To Worsen Health Disparities In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Climate Change Threatens To Worsen Health Disparities In Hawaii

Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders already face disproportionately high rates of diseases like diabetes.

Biden’s Spending Bill Could Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Housing in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

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

Hawaii housing prices have shot up during the pandemic, with the median home price on Oahu exceeding $1 million.

Honolulu Reopens Large Events To Vaccinated, Masked Attendees Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Reopens Large Events To Vaccinated, Masked Attendees

Football game attendance will be capped at 1,000 people, and indoor weddings are still banned with outdoor weddings requiring masks.

Congress Considers Extending Higher Medicaid Funding For Island Territories Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Congress Considers Extending Higher Medicaid Funding For Island Territories

If the proposal fails, reimbursement rates for the public health insurance program would revert to previous lower levels and put health services for low-income patients at risk.

Hawaii Rolls Out Covid-19 Booster Shots For Older Adults Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Rolls Out Covid-19 Booster Shots For Older Adults

People aged 50 to 64 with underlying conditions will also have priority for a third shot. So far, boosters are only recommended for the Pfizer vaccine.

Here’s Why Hawaii Is A Model For Identifying Pandemic Racial Disparities Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

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

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are often lumped together, which makes it impossible to see how distinct communities are experiencing the pandemic.

Workers In Hawaii Face New Job Losses — This Time Without A Safety Net Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

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

Hawaii still lags behind other states in how quickly the state processes initial unemployment payments.

Hawaii’s Pandemic Crisis Care Plan Raises Legal And Ethical Concerns Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

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

National experts say that Hawaii could face federal scrutiny due to the wording of the plan.