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Critics Say More Data Needed To Avoid Racial Inequity in Hawaii’s Vaccine Rollout Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Critics Say More Data Needed To Avoid Racial Inequity in Hawaii’s Vaccine Rollout

One Honolulu city councilwoman has been asking for more than a month to obtain the data, which is available in 41 other states.

LGBTQ Parents May Get Help When Having A Baby In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

LGBTQ Parents May Get Help When Having A Baby In Hawaii

The House passed a bill Tuesday to establish a task force to try to make it easier for queer parents to establish parentage at birth.

Hawaii Lawmakers Consider Requiring Gender Diversity On Corporate Boards Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Consider Requiring Gender Diversity On Corporate Boards

The Senate bill cites several studies that say gender diversity on boards is correlated with higher or equal profits compared with all-male boards.

Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Mediation To Prevent Mass Evictions After Moratorium Lifted Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Mediation To Prevent Mass Evictions After Moratorium Lifted

A bill would require landlords to enter mediation upon a tenant’s request, but some advocates say the measure doesn’t do enough to protect renters at risk of eviction.

Ngeni Chon Ekkewe Mwu COFA, Iei Auwa Tongeni Nounou Sefan Ewe Medicaid Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Ngeni Chon Ekkewe Mwu COFA, Iei Auwa Tongeni Nounou Sefan Ewe Medicaid

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Proposal To Protect Pacific Corals Exempts Military Training Areas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposal To Protect Pacific Corals Exempts Military Training Areas

For the first time, the federal government is proposing critical habitat protections for coral species in the Pacific.

It’s No Surprise That CEOs Make More Than Other Employees. But How Much Is Too Much? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s No Surprise That CEOs Make More Than Other Employees. But How Much Is Too Much?

New legislation would make Hawaii the first state to tax executive pay gaps, but the proposal may be dead on arrival.

Micronesians Wait Their Turn As Other Pacific Islanders Head Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Micronesians Wait Their Turn As Other Pacific Islanders Head Home

Hundreds of people from Pacific islands and territories have been stranded abroad for months after their homelands closed borders early in the pandemic.

‘Significant’ Disparity In Use Of Force Questioned By Honolulu Police Commission Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

‘Significant’ Disparity In Use Of Force Questioned By Honolulu Police Commission

HPD officials say Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have higher arrest rates and the use of force is not out of line.