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 Lawmakers Mull Mediation To Prevent Mass Evictions After Moratorium Lifted Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Mediation To Prevent Mass Evictions After Moratorium Lifted

A bill would require landlords to enter mediation upon a tenant’s request, but some advocates say the measure doesn’t do enough to protect renters at risk of eviction.

Ngeni Chon Ekkewe Mwu COFA, Iei Auwa Tongeni Nounou Sefan Ewe Medicaid Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

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Proposal To Protect Pacific Corals Exempts Military Training Areas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposal To Protect Pacific Corals Exempts Military Training Areas

For the first time, the federal government is proposing critical habitat protections for coral species in the Pacific.

It’s No Surprise That CEOs Make More Than Other Employees. But How Much Is Too Much? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

New legislation would make Hawaii the first state to tax executive pay gaps, but the proposal may be dead on arrival.

Micronesians Wait Their Turn As Other Pacific Islanders Head Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Micronesians Wait Their Turn As Other Pacific Islanders Head Home

Hundreds of people from Pacific islands and territories have been stranded abroad for months after their homelands closed borders early in the pandemic.

‘Significant’ Disparity In Use Of Force Questioned By Honolulu Police Commission Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

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

HPD officials say Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have higher arrest rates and the use of force is not out of line.

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

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Advocates Say Pacific Islanders Should Be On Hawaii’s Vaccination List. Here’s Why Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Service providers fear Hawaii’s vaccination effort is failing to reach Pacific Islander communities that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus.

Biden Raises Hopes For Native Hawaiians Seeking Federal Recognition Bryan Berkowitz/Civil Beat

Biden Raises Hopes For Native Hawaiians Seeking Federal Recognition

But the idea is controversial as many don’t think that establishing a nation within a nation is the best option.