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Japan’s Plan To Discharge Nuclear Waste Into The Pacific Worries Island Nations Courtesy: Susanna Loof/IAEA/2015

Japan’s Plan To Discharge Nuclear Waste Into The Pacific Worries Island Nations

The effects and memory of U.S. nuclear testing endures in the Pacific. "It is a level up from urgent for us,” one Pacific leader says.  
Micronesian President Discusses Military Issues During Hawaii Visit Courtesy: U.S. INDOPACOM/2021

Micronesian President Discusses Military Issues During Hawaii Visit

The trip to Oahu came as the U.S. seeks to solidify relations with Pacific Island nations amid tensions with China.
Case, Kahele Urge Biden To Appoint Envoy To Micronesia Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat/2015

Case, Kahele Urge Biden To Appoint Envoy To Micronesia

The Hawaii representatives say it's necessary in order to renew the Compacts of Free Association.
How Hawaii Schools Are Weaving Connections With Pacific Islander Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Hawaii Schools Are Weaving Connections With Pacific Islander Students

A new arts pilot program at two Honolulu-area middle schools demonstrates how cultural programming can foster better ties.
Some Pacific Islanders Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Can’t Get Federal Aid For Burials Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Some Pacific Islanders Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Can’t Get Federal Aid For Burials

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono said she is working to extend the help to citizens of nations in compacts with the U.S., some of whom face crippling costs for burials.
Schatz Pushes Emphasis On Pacific For US-China Strategy U.S. Navy, Keith DeVinney

Schatz Pushes Emphasis On Pacific For US-China Strategy

Hawaii's congressional delegation has long pushed for a greater focus on the strategic importance of Pacific Island nations.
Police Killing Of Micronesian Teen In Hawaii Prompts Grief And Questions Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat/2021

Police Killing Of Micronesian Teen In Hawaii Prompts Grief And Questions

Nearly two weeks after the shooting, Honolulu police still haven't explained why the teenager was shot or released officers' body camera footage.
Young Marshallese Advocate For Nuclear Justice National Nuclear Commission

Young Marshallese Advocate For Nuclear Justice

Besides trying to right past wrongs, these young people are using the legacy of nuclear testing to embrace their culture and educate others.
Lee Cataluna: An Unusual Protest, An Ongoing Battle Courtesy: VFP Golden Rule

Lee Cataluna: An Unusual Protest, An Ongoing Battle

Anti-nuclear protesters carrying on a legacy of activism join with Pacific Islanders who carry a legacy of loss.
Micronesians Wait Their Turn As Other Pacific Islanders Head Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

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.