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Hawaii Loses Leading Civil Rights Advocate Joakim ‘Jojo’ Peter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Loses Leading Civil Rights Advocate Joakim ‘Jojo’ Peter

The native of Chuuk, Micronesia fought for social justice for Pacific Islanders in Hawaii and beyond.
Survey: 1 in 4 Micronesians Say They Face Prejudice At Work Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Survey: 1 in 4 Micronesians Say They Face Prejudice At Work

A new survey finds some Micronesians report missing out on promotions or being denied jobs due to their ethnicity.
VIDEO: Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

VIDEO: Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets

Here's what they have to say about social media comments hating on their community.
Micronesians In Hawaii Still Struggle To Get Health Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Micronesians In Hawaii Still Struggle To Get Health Care

Low-income patients are afraid of going to the doctor and being saddled with co-payments. Unlike U.S. citizens or many green card holders, they aren't eligible for Medicaid.
What Life Is Like For Five Families Two Months After The Worst Storm Of 2018 Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

What Life Is Like For Five Families Two Months After The Worst Storm Of 2018

Thousands of people in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are still waiting to rebuild their homes after Super Typhoon Yutu.
‘From Something To Nothing’: Life In Saipan After Super Typhoon Yutu

‘From Something To Nothing’: Life In Saipan After Super Typhoon Yutu

Thousands are still homeless and some have left the Northern Mariana Islands after the most powerful storm of 2018 devastated the U.S. commonwealth.
Court Cases Open Window Into Marshallese Adoptions April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Court Cases Open Window Into Marshallese Adoptions

A lawsuit by a Kentucky couple alleges that an Arkansas attorney offered to fly a Marshallese birth mother to the U.S. despite a treaty that bars such travel
Lawsuit Filed By Injured Chinese Workers Against Saipan Casino Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Filed By Injured Chinese Workers Against Saipan Casino

The casino previously received a hefty OSHA fine for hazardous workplace conditions and was cited for paying workers less than the minimum wage.
Why A Crackdown On This Growing Adoption Pipeline Just Hasn’t Worked Sarah Holm/Civil Beat

Why A Crackdown On This Growing Adoption Pipeline Just Hasn’t Worked

Adoption advocates, hospital workers, even judges are at a loss when it comes to stopping illegal adoptions that are delivering babies from the Marshall Islands to U.S. families.
Federal Report: No Evidence That Agent Orange Was Used On Guam Courtesy of Brian Moyer

Federal Report: No Evidence That Agent Orange Was Used On Guam

A group of veterans have been fighting to get health benefits for illnesses they say are associated with exposure to the dangerous herbicide.