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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.
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The state Supreme Court decision came more than two decades after the original suit was first filed. Nearly 400 original plaintiffs have died since then.
The virus has been particularly devastating for Marshallese residents in Arkansas.
An analysis by Hawaii Public Radio shows Micronesian, Samoan and Black communities are disproportionately affected by arrests.
HPD data says Black, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities experience force at the hands of police at higher rates than white and Asian communities.
State health officials say Pacific Islanders are likely more at risk for the disease because they have high poverty rates and often live in overcrowded conditions.
Paul Petersen faces more than a decade in Arizona state prison and still faces charges in Utah and Arkansas.
Isaiah Pama’s wife, Noelle, says she doesn’t want her husband’s death to be used in the Black Lives Matter movement.
Chief Susan Ballard also told the Honolulu Police Commission that while more bias training would be helpful, Honolulu officers have a “lot less” implicit bias than on the mainland.
A police spokeswoman said the man, who was combative and punching, became unresponsive while being restrained with handcuffs and shackles.