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Anita Hofschneider

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 ahofschneider@civilbeat.org.

Where Hawaii Renters Spend Half Their Incomes On Housing Carlie Procell/Civil Beat

Where Hawaii Renters Spend Half Their Incomes On Housing

In the state as a whole, people at many income levels who rent — not just low-income residents — face a shortage of rental housing.

Waters Defeats Ozawa In Honolulu City Council Rematch Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waters Defeats Ozawa In Honolulu City Council Rematch

After being outpolled by Trevor Ozawa by margins of 22 and 41 votes in prior contests, Tommy Waters won by 1,004 in the special election.

Hawaii Loses Leading Civil Rights Advocate Joakim ‘Jojo’ Peter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Loses Leading Civil Rights Advocate Joakim ‘Jojo’ Peter

The native of Chuuk, Micronesia fought for social justice for Pacific Islanders in Hawaii and beyond.

OHA Presses For A Bigger Share Of Money From Hawaii’s Trust Lands Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Presses For A Bigger Share Of Money From Hawaii’s Trust Lands

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hasn’t received an increase in revenues from the ceded trust lands in more than a decade.

Over 30,000 Have Voted In Special Election For City Council Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Over 30,000 Have Voted In Special Election For City Council

The long campaign for the right to represent East Honolulu finally ends Saturday for Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters.

Survey: 1 in 4 Micronesians Say They Face Prejudice At Work Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Survey: 1 in 4 Micronesians Say They Face Prejudice At Work

A new survey finds some Micronesians report missing out on promotions or being denied jobs due to their ethnicity.

Waters Leads Ozawa In Money Raised And Spent In City Council Race Courtesy of the candidates

Waters Leads Ozawa In Money Raised And Spent In City Council Race

UPDATED: The service workers union AiKea Unite Here raised $170,000 in three months to support Waters.

VIDEO: Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

VIDEO: Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets

Here’s what they have to say about social media comments hating on their community.

Micronesians In Hawaii Still Struggle To Get Health Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Micronesians In Hawaii Still Struggle To Get Health Care

Low-income patients are afraid of going to the doctor and being saddled with co-payments. Unlike U.S. citizens or many green card holders, they aren’t eligible for Medicaid.

Panel Narrowly Recommends Keeping William Aila In Hawaiian Home Lands Post Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Panel Narrowly Recommends Keeping William Aila In Hawaiian Home Lands Post

If he wins approval in the full Senate, he’ll likely serve as interim director of the agency under fire for its long wait list for homes.

Zero-Interest Loans Help Hawaii Residents Afford Big Down Payments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Zero-Interest Loans Help Hawaii Residents Afford Big Down Payments

Saving for a down payment can be tough in Honolulu, where the median home value was $790,000 last year.

Bill Could Make It Easier To Pursue Sexual Harassment Claims In Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Could Make It Easier To Pursue Sexual Harassment Claims In Court

The bill aims to end secret, mandatory arbitration proceedings for claims brought by employees against their employers.