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Why The Marshall Islands Can’t Save Itself From Climate Change Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat/2014

Why The Marshall Islands Can’t Save Itself From Climate Change

The republic's colonial history is limiting its ability to act in the face of rising seas. It has become dependent on foreign aid and other countries so far aren't willing to help.
Hawaii COVID-19 Hospitalizations Vary Widely By Race And Ethnicity City & County of Honolulu

Hawaii COVID-19 Hospitalizations Vary Widely By Race And Ethnicity

The state Department of Health posted COVID-19 hospitalization data by race on its website Monday for the first time since the pandemic began.
US Says COFA Talks Are On Track To Finish This Year US Embassy Kolonia/White House

US Says COFA Talks Are On Track To Finish This Year

Negotiators have yet to talk about nuclear waste in the Marshall Islands, and restoring Medicaid isn't part of the conversation.
Let’s Call COVID-19 A Syndemic

Let’s Call COVID-19 A Syndemic

How we diagnose it determines how we treat it.
Researchers: State Must Support Pacific Islanders In The Pandemic City & County of Honolulu

Researchers: State Must Support Pacific Islanders In The Pandemic

A new article published by the East-West Center outlines how the state can effectively stem the rapidly growing coronavirus cases in the Pacific Islander community.
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.
Report: Nuclear Waste Dome Not In Immediate Danger U.S. Department of Energy

Report: Nuclear Waste Dome Not In Immediate Danger

But Marshall Islands leaders still have doubts about the safety of the Runit Dome.
US Treaty Renegotiations With Pacific Nations Kick Off Virtually

US Treaty Renegotiations With Pacific Nations Kick Off Virtually

The economic aspects of the Compacts of Free Association are expiring and the U.S. wants to renegotiate the terms this year.
Guam Asks To Pause Migration From Pacific Nations During Virus Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Guam Asks To Pause Migration From Pacific Nations During Virus Crisis

The U.S. has also named negotiators for the treaties with three Pacific nations that officials say are critical to American national security interests.
Interior Official Pushing To Renew COFA Treaties This Year Despite Obstacles U.S. DOI/2019

Interior Official Pushing To Renew COFA Treaties This Year Despite Obstacles

Doug Domenech says the U.S. is “on the cusp” of extending agreements with three Micronesian nations.