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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.

OHA Says Better Data Is Needed To Tackle Problems Facing Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

OHA Says Better Data Is Needed To Tackle Problems Facing Native Hawaiians

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs also wants several agencies, including county police departments, to release the data they maintain about Native Hawaiians.

Hawaii Residents From COFA Nations Can Now Apply For Medicaid Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Hawaii Residents From COFA Nations Can Now Apply For Medicaid

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.

Stranded American Samoans Are Finally Going Home After A Hawaii Quarantine Courtesy of Olafou Laulani

Stranded American Samoans Are Finally Going Home After A Hawaii Quarantine

Hawaii is helping to coordinate with a testing and quarantine center in Waikiki to facilitate the first repatriation effort since the pandemic began.

Hawaii Judiciary Launches Virtual Series On Racial Inequity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Judiciary Launches Virtual Series On Racial Inequity

The series will feature sessions on data and criminal justice, implicit bias training and webinars related to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Malakas Na Tinatamaan Ng Pandemya Ang Komunidad Ng Mga Pilipino Sa Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Malakas Na Tinatamaan Ng Pandemya Ang Komunidad Ng Mga Pilipino Sa Hawaii

Disproporsyonado na nagkakasakit ang mga Pilipino dulot ng bayrus at humantong ito sa malawakang pagkawala ng hanapbuhay.

How Single Mothers In Hawaii Are Weathering The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Single Mothers In Hawaii Are Weathering The Pandemic

Single mothers in Hawaii are coping with virtual learning coupled with expensive child care and a lack of remote jobs.

Gaps In Hawaii Eviction Moratorium Leave Some Renters Scrambling For Housing Getty Images/iStockphoto

Gaps In Hawaii Eviction Moratorium Leave Some Renters Scrambling For Housing

The state eviction moratorium doesn’t protect every renter. And being kicked out when you’re unemployed makes finding housing much harder.