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Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering social issues for Civil Beat. She writes about the challenges facing recent immigrant communities and Native Hawaiians.  She also covers Hawaii’s #MeToo movement, the cost of living and public housing. She previously covered city and state politics, the environment, land use and housing.

Her work has won multiple national, regional and local awards, including the Sally Jacobsen Award for International Perspective for her reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church on Guam.

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.

Hawaii Team Aids A Mass Vaccination Effort In Measles-Ravaged Samoa Kuʻu Kauanoe/ Civil Beat

Hawaii Team Aids A Mass Vaccination Effort In Measles-Ravaged Samoa

Volunteer doctors and nurses are helping deliver 50,000 vaccines in a country that has come to a standstill after more than 60 measles deaths.

Hawaii Sends A Medical Mission To Help Samoa Measles Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Sends A Medical Mission To Help Samoa Measles Crisis

A group of at least 65 health care professionals are flying to Samoa early Wednesday morning to administer vaccines.

Oahu Hospital Struggles In The Wake Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Hospital Struggles In The Wake Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Dr. Jason Chang, who was fired by the hospital, is still a practicing physician in Honolulu and his case is pending at the state agency that handles professional licensing.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants Vote To Strike Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants Vote To Strike

But Hawaiian Airlines’ chief operating officer says don’t expect the strike to happen anytime soon.

Nearly Half Of Hawaii Workers Say They’ve Been Sexually Harassed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nearly Half Of Hawaii Workers Say They’ve Been Sexually Harassed

People who grew up in Hawaii were much less likely to report any sexual harassment they experienced.

Why Some Native Hawaiians End Up Selling Coveted Homesteads Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Why Some Native Hawaiians End Up Selling Coveted Homesteads

So far this year, 16 residential homesteads have been sold on Oahu — allowing buyers to shortcut DHHL’s long waiting list.

Fifteen Unaccompanied Migrant Children Came To Hawaii In The Past Year Donna Burton/U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Fifteen Unaccompanied Migrant Children Came To Hawaii In The Past Year

The children often crossed the U.S.-Mexico border after traveling from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Most UH Students Are People Of Color But Their Teachers Are Mainly White Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Most UH Students Are People Of Color But Their Teachers Are Mainly White

But the percentage of non-white faculty is increasing, going from 44% in 2013 to about 50% in 2018

US House Bill Would Restore Medicaid For COFA Citizens Cory Lum/Civil Beat

US House Bill Would Restore Medicaid For COFA Citizens

Tens of thousands of legal migrants were cut off from Medicaid eligibility in 1996.

Pacific Islanders Go To Extremes To Retrieve Key Immigration Records Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pacific Islanders Go To Extremes To Retrieve Key Immigration Records

Some travel to the Mexican border to replace documents that are essential to accessing jobs, housing and even driver’s licenses.

Report: Battling Discrimination Against Micronesians Requires Policy Changes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Battling Discrimination Against Micronesians Requires Policy Changes

The Hawaii Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission says these migrants should receive access to Medicaid and other benefits they are now denied.

DHHL Seeks To Improve Communication With Native Hawaiians Awaiting Homes Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

DHHL Seeks To Improve Communication With Native Hawaiians Awaiting Homes

The agency relies on a database system built in the 1980s to track applicants, and has struggled with outdated technology and limited staffing.