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Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders Confront High Rates Of COVID-19 In Many States Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders Confront High Rates Of COVID-19 In Many States

In many Western states, as well as Arkansas which has a large Marshallese population, these communities have virus rates that far exceed their share of the population.

The Long Wait For Unemployment Checks Is Taking A Personal Toll Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Long Wait For Unemployment Checks Is Taking A Personal Toll

The state’s huge backlog of jobless claims has left many waiting weeks for benefits. For some, the loss of work has derailed dreams for starting over.

Hawaii Reports New Coronavirus-Related Death On Maui Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reports New Coronavirus-Related Death On Maui

UPDATED: The state’s coronavirus case count remains at 620, after the Department of Health removed two duplicate cases on Maui and in Honolulu.

Pacific Islanders In LA Have The Highest Death Rate For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pacific Islanders In LA Have The Highest Death Rate For COVID-19

The LAist reported Pacific Islanders’ coronavirus death rate is 12 times higher than the rate for white Los Angeles residents.

DOH Says Native Hawaiians Have A High COVID-19 Rate. But How High? Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

DOH Says Native Hawaiians Have A High COVID-19 Rate. But How High?

The state health director said Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders have the highest rate of COVID-19 in the state, but that’s not apparent from data posted on the state’s website.

Hawaii Nonprofits Want More Say In How State Spends Federal Virus Aid Ben Nishimoto/Civil Beat

Hawaii Nonprofits Want More Say In How State Spends Federal Virus Aid

More than 60 nonprofits want the state to expand its safety net to help immigrants and other marginalized groups.

Immigrants And Others Struggle Applying For Hawaii Jobless Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Immigrants And Others Struggle Applying For Hawaii Jobless Benefits

Those who don’t speak English, don’t have computers or lack bank accounts hit barriers using the swamped system.

Hawaii Reps Want Kaena Point To Be A National Heritage Area Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reps Want Kaena Point To Be A National Heritage Area

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Ed Case introduced a resolution to study the idea.

Hawaii Reports Just 2 New Coronavirus Cases Cory Lum/Honolulu Civil Beat

Hawaii Reports Just 2 New Coronavirus Cases

Oahu and the Big Island each reported one new confirmed case Sunday.