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70 Sex Abuse Cases Settled On Guam Cory Lum/Civil Beat

70 Sex Abuse Cases Settled On Guam

They’re only a fraction of the more than 220 sex abuse cases filed on Guam since 2016.

Will This Year’s Confrontation At Mauna Kea Become Hawaii’s Standing Rock? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will This Year’s Confrontation At Mauna Kea Become Hawaii’s Standing Rock?

Protestors say they’ll remain nonviolent, but fear the state and county’s response to their planned activism.

Honolulu Workers Need $39.75 Per Hour To Rent A 2-BR PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Workers Need $39.75 Per Hour To Rent A 2-BR

That’s according to a new study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Where Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islander Communities Are Growing Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Where Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islander Communities Are Growing

In 2018 there were more Pacific Islanders, including Native Hawaiians, living in Los Angeles County than Maui and Kauai counties combined.

‘Simply Madness’: City Owes $100K For Missing Deadlines In Disputes

‘Simply Madness’: City Owes $100K For Missing Deadlines In Disputes

Honolulu officials have ignored daily fines, deadlines and subpoenas in grievance cases with United Public Workers.

Gabbard Seeks Report On Pacific Nuclear Waste Dome Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Gabbard Seeks Report On Pacific Nuclear Waste Dome

Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is reportedly leaking nuclear waste.

Hirono Wants To Change How The Military Prosecutes Sexual Assault Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Wants To Change How The Military Prosecutes Sexual Assault

Military sexual assaults are up from 14,900 estimated instances in 2016 to 20,500, according to data released in 2019.

Gabbard, Case Urge DHS To Help Pacific Islanders Get IDs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard, Case Urge DHS To Help Pacific Islanders Get IDs

New federal guidance requires citizens of Palau, the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia to present visas or employment documents to obtain federally approved IDs.

Trump’s Latest Immigration Proposals Could Affect Many In Hawaii C-SPAN

Trump’s Latest Immigration Proposals Could Affect Many In Hawaii

Limiting family-based immigration would have a major impact on local Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Honolulu’s Population Fell In 2018

Honolulu’s Population Fell In 2018

Oahu is getting less crowded while more people are living on the neighbor islands according to 2018 census data.

Hirono Co-Sponsors Bill To Help Adoptees Get Citizenship Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Co-Sponsors Bill To Help Adoptees Get Citizenship

Thousands were left out of a bill in 2000 that extended U.S. citizenship to children adopted internationally by American parents.

A Dome Holding Nuclear Waste Is Leaking In The Pacific Tamara Greenstone Alefaio

A Dome Holding Nuclear Waste Is Leaking In The Pacific

Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands contains radioactive material leftover from U.S. nuclear testing in Micronesia.