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Anita Hofschneider

Hawaii Unemployment Website Glitches As Applications Surge

Hawaii Unemployment Website Glitches As Applications Surge

Hospitality workers and service-industry workers are losing their jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens.

Hawaii’s Biggest Industry Is Reeling As The Coronavirus Spreads Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Biggest Industry Is Reeling As The Coronavirus Spreads

Hawaii’s hotel and service industry workers are losing their jobs as COVID-19 pummels the state’s tourist industry.

Mauna Kea Ignited A New Wave Of Hawaiian Pride. Where Does It Go From Here? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Ignited A New Wave Of Hawaiian Pride. Where Does It Go From Here?

The protests are seen as part of a long push toward more self-determination for Native Hawaiians, but there is little consensus on how best to achieve that.

Judge Rules American Samoans Are US Citizens Screenshot from Google Maps

Judge Rules American Samoans Are US Citizens

A federal judge in Utah ruled denying birthright citizenship to people born in American Samoa is unconstitutional.

US Ramps Up Attention On Micronesia To Curb China’s Expanding Influence

US Ramps Up Attention On Micronesia To Curb China’s Expanding Influence

Some want the Trump administration to act with more urgency in renegotiating existing treaties, which provide critical support to the tiny island nations.

New Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Report Flags $7.8M In Questionable Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Report Flags $7.8M In Questionable Spending

Some OHA trustees contend the agency has made significant strides toward cleaning up its oversight since the 2012-2016 time period covered by the report.

Hawaii Lt Gov Says Samoa Medical Mission Won’t Be The Last Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lt Gov Says Samoa Medical Mission Won’t Be The Last

Lt. Gov. Josh Green wants to create a new Hawaii Health Corps to respond to health crises throughout the Pacific. The measles outbreak has spread to American Samoa.

‘One Giant Pediatric Measles Ward’: A Samoan Hospital Is Overwhelmed Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

‘One Giant Pediatric Measles Ward’: A Samoan Hospital Is Overwhelmed

Some of Hawaii’s medical team in Samoa are providing care at the hospital, which is strapped for equipment, space and manpower.

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.