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Outgoing Mayor Caldwell Defends Millions Spent On Pandemic Policing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Outgoing Mayor Caldwell Defends Millions Spent On Pandemic Policing

In his last scheduled press conference before leaving office this week, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced a draft budget for his successor.

The Pandemic Is Hitting Hawaii’s Filipino Community Hard Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Pandemic Is Hitting Hawaii’s Filipino Community Hard

The virus has sickened Filipinos disproportionately and led to widespread job losses.

Hawaii To Get Millions To Help With Rent Relief, Vaccine Distribution And More Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii To Get Millions To Help With Rent Relief, Vaccine Distribution And More

The bill includes millions for unemployment assistance, child care, education and other programs.

Congress Poised To Restore Medicaid For Micronesians Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Congress Poised To Restore Medicaid For Micronesians

It’s been more than two decades since citizens of Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia were stripped of Medicaid access.

Report: Hula, Other Cultural Programs Can Improve Hawaiian Health Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Report: Hula, Other Cultural Programs Can Improve Hawaiian Health

One key takeaway from the report is that effective culturally based solutions exist to address health inequities.

UH Researchers: Hawaii Renters Will Need Help Throughout 2021 Getty Images/iStockphoto

UH Researchers: Hawaii Renters Will Need Help Throughout 2021

Researchers at the University of Hawaii estimate several thousand more renters will be paying over 30% of their income on rent next year.

Hawaii COVID-19 Hospitalizations Vary Widely By Race And Ethnicity City & County of Honolulu

Hawaii COVID-19 Hospitalizations Vary Widely By Race And Ethnicity

The state Department of Health posted COVID-19 hospitalization data by race on its website Monday for the first time since the pandemic began.

Why 1 In 6 Hawaii Residents Struggle To Read Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why 1 In 6 Hawaii Residents Struggle To Read

The state rolled out a new plan to address literacy in Hawaii schools and among Hawaii adults last month that’s full of broad recommendations.