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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.

Mauna Kea Provides ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Candidates To Run For OHA

Mauna Kea Provides ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Candidates To Run For OHA

Buoyed by the activism around TMT and a rare open seat, nearly a dozen people have entered the Hawaii island race to serve on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.

Here’s What You Should Know About The OHA Elections This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s What You Should Know About The OHA Elections This Year

A surge in Native Hawaiian activism has led to a packed field in the race for seats on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.

Advocates: Lack Of Interpreter Services At Unemployment Office Is Illegal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Advocates: Lack Of Interpreter Services At Unemployment Office Is Illegal

Immigrants and people who don’t speak English have had a hard time accessing unemployment benefits.

ACLU Presses HPD To Fix Racial Disparities In Policing Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

ACLU Presses HPD To Fix Racial Disparities In Policing

The police chief has repeatedly said the department doesn’t need broad-based reform.

Court: Hawaiians Deserve Compensation For State’s Poor Oversight Of Homelands Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Court: Hawaiians Deserve Compensation For State’s Poor Oversight Of Homelands

The state Supreme Court decision came more than two decades after the original suit was first filed. Nearly 400 original plaintiffs have died since then.