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Women Were Already Struggling At Work. The Pandemic Is Making It Worse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Women Were Already Struggling At Work. The Pandemic Is Making It Worse

Women are filing for unemployment and losing their businesses at higher rates than men.

Pacific Islanders Have The Highest COVID-19 Death Rate In Hawaii Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Pacific Islanders Have The Highest COVID-19 Death Rate In Hawaii

Filipinos in Hawaii have the next-highest death rate, composing 24% of deaths but only 16% of the population.

How Hawaii Is Trying To Help COVID-19 Patients Stuck At Home Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Is Trying To Help COVID-19 Patients Stuck At Home

The Department of Health wants to respond to coronavirus patients who need support within hours, not days.

Researchers: State Must Support Pacific Islanders In The Pandemic City & County of Honolulu

Researchers: State Must Support Pacific Islanders In The Pandemic

A new article published by the East-West Center outlines how the state can effectively stem the rapidly growing coronavirus cases in the Pacific Islander community.

Health Officials Knew COVID-19 Would Hit Pacific Islanders Hard. The State Still Fell Short Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Health Officials Knew COVID-19 Would Hit Pacific Islanders Hard. The State Still Fell Short

Other states like Oregon have done more to include Pacific Islander community leaders in the pandemic emergency response and provide them with resources.

Community Leaders: State Is Failing Pacific Islanders In The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Community Leaders: State Is Failing Pacific Islanders In The Pandemic

Pacific Islanders — not including Native Hawaiians — make up 30% of Hawaii’s coronavirus cases but only 4% of the population.

OHA: Alapa Leads Machado Forcing A November Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA: Alapa Leads Machado Forcing A November Runoff

Office of Hawaiian Affairs incumbents are seeing strong challenges in some seats.

Hawaii’s Eviction Moratorium Isn’t Saving These Tenants

Hawaii’s Eviction Moratorium Isn’t Saving These Tenants

Nonprofits say they are being overwhelmed with calls from desperate renters and worry about a public housing rule that mandates social distancing, with the threat of eviction.
Hawaii Wanted To Save Insurance Money. People Died Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Wanted To Save Insurance Money. People Died

A new study shows the impacts of a 2015 decision to cut health insurance for some of the state’s poorest and sickest residents.