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Honolulu Reopens Large Events To Vaccinated, Masked Attendees Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Reopens Large Events To Vaccinated, Masked Attendees

Football game attendance will be capped at 1,000 people, and indoor weddings are still banned with outdoor weddings requiring masks.

Congress Considers Extending Higher Medicaid Funding For Island Territories Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Congress Considers Extending Higher Medicaid Funding For Island Territories

If the proposal fails, reimbursement rates for the public health insurance program would revert to previous lower levels and put health services for low-income patients at risk.

Hawaii Rolls Out Covid-19 Booster Shots For Older Adults Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Rolls Out Covid-19 Booster Shots For Older Adults

People aged 50 to 64 with underlying conditions will also have priority for a third shot. So far, boosters are only recommended for the Pfizer vaccine.

Here’s Why Hawaii Is A Model For Identifying Pandemic Racial Disparities Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Here’s Why Hawaii Is A Model For Identifying Pandemic Racial Disparities

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are often lumped together, which makes it impossible to see how distinct communities are experiencing the pandemic.

Workers In Hawaii Face New Job Losses — This Time Without A Safety Net Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Workers In Hawaii Face New Job Losses — This Time Without A Safety Net

Hawaii still lags behind other states in how quickly the state processes initial unemployment payments.

Hawaii’s Pandemic Crisis Care Plan Raises Legal And Ethical Concerns Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii’s Pandemic Crisis Care Plan Raises Legal And Ethical Concerns

National experts say that Hawaii could face federal scrutiny due to the wording of the plan.

Hāpai ʻIa E Nā Alakaʻi Lāhui Hawaiʻi Ka Lāʻau Koʻokoʻo He Ala E ‘Maluhia Ai Kākou No Kēia Mua Aʻe’ Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Hāpai ʻIa E Nā Alakaʻi Lāhui Hawaiʻi Ka Lāʻau Koʻokoʻo He Ala E ‘Maluhia Ai Kākou No Kēia Mua Aʻe’

He emi aʻe ka poʻe kānaka Hawaiʻi ponoʻī i loaʻa i ka maʻi COVID-19 i nā manawa mua o ka maʻi ahulau, ʻo ka ʻike ʻia nō naʻe ia o ka piʻi ʻana o nā kānaka maʻi i Iulai nei ʻoiai ka mana Delta e hōlapu aʻe ana.

Hawaii Landlords Can Now Evict Their Tenants. But Not Many Cases Are Being Filed — Yet Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Landlords Can Now Evict Their Tenants. But Not Many Cases Are Being Filed — Yet

The Biden administration has called on states to enact eviction moratoriums, but Gov. David Ige doesn’t plan to revive Hawaii’s.

Covid-19 Cases Surge On Guam  Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Covid-19 Cases Surge On Guam 

NPR reported that Guam is now among the top five highest-risk places in the U.S., along with Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky and Mississippi.