Service providers fear Hawaii’s vaccination effort is failing to reach Pacific Islander communities that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus.
But the idea is controversial as many don’t think that establishing a nation within a nation is the best option.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs also wants several agencies, including county police departments, to release the data they maintain about Native Hawaiians.
The change is a result of a bill signed by former President Donald Trump restoring federal Medicaid funding for citizens of Compact of Free Association nations.
Hawaii is helping to coordinate with a testing and quarantine center in Waikiki to facilitate the first repatriation effort since the pandemic began.
The series will feature sessions on data and criminal justice, implicit bias training and webinars related to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Disproporsyonado na nagkakasakit ang mga Pilipino dulot ng bayrus at humantong ito sa malawakang pagkawala ng hanapbuhay.
Single mothers in Hawaii are coping with virtual learning coupled with expensive child care and a lack of remote jobs.
The state eviction moratorium doesn’t protect every renter. And being kicked out when you’re unemployed makes finding housing much harder.