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Anita Hofschneider

United Airlines Food Service Workers Vote To Unionize Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

United Airlines Food Service Workers Vote To Unionize

Many of the workers in Honolulu are Pacific Islanders who rely on flight benefits to avoid paying for expensive trips back home to Micronesia.

Who’s Who On The Ballot For The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Who’s Who On The Ballot For The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs

Up for grabs are three OHA at-large seats, as well as seats representing Maui and Oahu.

How OHA Trustees Spent Their Allowances Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How OHA Trustees Spent Their Allowances

Thousands of dollars went to support athletic competitions, charitable galas and beauty pageants.

Should Public Have More Input On Legislature’s Sexual Harassment Policies? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Should Public Have More Input On Legislature’s Sexual Harassment Policies?

Critics say more people should get to weigh in on developing the new recommendations and the process should be more transparent.

Two Insurers Offer Basic Dental Care For Poor Adults PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Two Insurers Offer Basic Dental Care For Poor Adults

Hawaii stopped paying for non-emergency dental care for low-income adults back in 2009.

Many Chuukese Immigrants Fear Losing Their Legal Status In The US Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Many Chuukese Immigrants Fear Losing Their Legal Status In The US

In a Pacific version of “Brexit,” residents of Chuuk plan to vote in March on seceding from the Federated States of Micronesia.

Why Talking About Anti-Micronesian Hate Is Important Caesar Hadley via The Fourth Branch Micronesia

Why Talking About Anti-Micronesian Hate Is Important

Shining a light on racial prejudice makes us all think more carefully about what we say — and can’t help but make our community stronger.

#BeingMicronesian in Hawaii Means Lots Of Online Hate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

#BeingMicronesian in Hawaii Means Lots Of Online Hate

This Palauan woman is fed up with racism against her community on social media.

Poverty Persists Among Hawaiians Despite Low Unemployment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Poverty Persists Among Hawaiians Despite Low Unemployment

The jobless rate for Native Hawaiians was only 4 percent in 2017 but they continue to have higher-than-average poverty rates.

What New Census Data Says — And Doesn’t Say — About Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What New Census Data Says — And Doesn’t Say — About Hawaii

Incomes are slightly higher but housing costs are still among the worst in the nation.

‘Fragile Aloha’: Why Hawaii’s Last Constitutional Convention Was Important University of Hawaii

‘Fragile Aloha’: Why Hawaii’s Last Constitutional Convention Was Important

Delegates quickly broke into factions in 1978, but they ultimately made breakthroughs on Native Hawaiian issues.

United Airlines Catering Employees Will Vote On Unionizing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

United Airlines Catering Employees Will Vote On Unionizing

Workers in Honolulu are among those taking part in the election after the National Mediation Board rejected the airline’s opposition.