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Anita Hofschneider

US House Bill Would Restore Medicaid For COFA Citizens Cory Lum/Civil Beat

US House Bill Would Restore Medicaid For COFA Citizens

Tens of thousands of legal migrants were cut off from Medicaid eligibility in 1996.

Pacific Islanders Go To Extremes To Retrieve Key Immigration Records Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pacific Islanders Go To Extremes To Retrieve Key Immigration Records

Some travel to the Mexican border to replace documents that are essential to accessing jobs, housing and even driver’s licenses.

Report: Battling Discrimination Against Micronesians Requires Policy Changes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Battling Discrimination Against Micronesians Requires Policy Changes

The Hawaii Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission says these migrants should receive access to Medicaid and other benefits they are now denied.

DHHL Seeks To Improve Communication With Native Hawaiians Awaiting Homes Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

DHHL Seeks To Improve Communication With Native Hawaiians Awaiting Homes

The agency relies on a database system built in the 1980s to track applicants, and has struggled with outdated technology and limited staffing.

How This ‘Unsung Hero’ Fights For Hawaii’s Immigrants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How This ‘Unsung Hero’ Fights For Hawaii’s Immigrants

Amy Agbayani, an immigrant from the Philippines, is well-known among political leaders and the Filipino community as a fierce advocate for improved access to higher education.

Federated States Of Micronesia Alleges Trafficking In Iowa

Federated States Of Micronesia Alleges Trafficking In Iowa

The FSM wants the U.S. Department of State to investigate labor conditions at a pork processing facility.

Ige OKs Rentals, Multi-Family Units On DHHL Land Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Ige OKs Rentals, Multi-Family Units On DHHL Land

The governor says the rules will help ease Hawaii’s affordable housing crisis.

Undocumented Hawaii Residents Can Get Help At This Free Legal Clinic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Undocumented Hawaii Residents Can Get Help At This Free Legal Clinic

Honolulu’s immigration court doesn’t have any designated nonprofits that provide free legal services to unauthorized immigrants.

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Has Spent $39K To Support Activists On Mauna Kea ronitphoto

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Has Spent $39K To Support Activists On Mauna Kea

The state Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed the information on OHA’s support for demonstrators against the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Hawaii Gears Up To Make Sure All Residents Are Counted In 2020 Census Getty Images/iStockphoto

Hawaii Gears Up To Make Sure All Residents Are Counted In 2020 Census

The census will determine revenues for many programs, including those that serve Native Hawaiians.

High Costs Make Hawaii’s Poverty Rate Higher Than U.S. Average Cory Lum/Civil Beat

High Costs Make Hawaii’s Poverty Rate Higher Than U.S. Average

New census data shows that the poverty rate is down from last year but that Hawaii residents still struggle with the high costs of housing and other necessities.

Hawaii, Guam To Lose Millions In Military Funding For Trump’s Border Wall Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii, Guam To Lose Millions In Military Funding For Trump’s Border Wall

The casualties include stronger security at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base and a new machine gun range on Guam.