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After-School Programs Have More Funding But Staffing And Enrollment Remain Challenges Viola Gaskell/Civil Beat/2022

After-School Programs Have More Funding But Staffing And Enrollment Remain Challenges

Beneficial after-school programs received millions in pandemic-relief funding, but more than 1,000 Oahu families are still waitlisted because of staffing shortages. 

New Mauna Loa Eruption Reopens A Costly Old Issue: Why Is Building Allowed In Risky Lava Zones? Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today via AP/2022

New Mauna Loa Eruption Reopens A Costly Old Issue: Why Is Building Allowed In Risky Lava Zones?

Hawaii County hasn’t finished buying out property owners after the 2018 lava flow that devastated Leilani and Kapoho, and here comes another potential disaster.

Handi-Van Users Are Stuck On Hold Due To Lack Of Staff David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Handi-Van Users Are Stuck On Hold Due To Lack Of Staff

City leaders say they’re working to fix the latest, “unacceptable” call wait times. But the fix could take a while.

Homeward Bound: Hawaii Program Flies Homeless People To The Mainland David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Homeward Bound: Hawaii Program Flies Homeless People To The Mainland

The Institute for Human Services’ relocation program has served nearly 600 people experiencing homelessness on Oahu since 2015.

Hawaii Sent At Least 10 Foster Children To An Abusive Home At The Center Of A Drug Ring Hawaii News Now

Hawaii Sent At Least 10 Foster Children To An Abusive Home At The Center Of A Drug Ring

Hawaii Child Welfare Services may have had no reason not to approve Yvonne and Paul Caitano as foster parents. But when did it find out that things had gone wrong?

Hawaii Island Is Getting New Federal Funds To Tackle Health Care Shortages. Is It Enough? Hawaii Island Community Health

Hawaii Island Is Getting New Federal Funds To Tackle Health Care Shortages. Is It Enough?

Gov.-elect Josh Green also has pledged to address problems with accessing care, especially in rural areas.

Struggles Of Micronesian Students Point To ‘Significant Issues’ In Hawaii School System Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Struggles Of Micronesian Students Point To ‘Significant Issues’ In Hawaii School System

Creating stronger connections on campus is key to addressing longstanding disparities in educational achievement in the state.

Waikiki Health Employees Fired After Protesting Bathroom Limits Get Back Wages Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Waikiki Health Employees Fired After Protesting Bathroom Limits Get Back Wages

The community health center offered jobs back to three employees who were fired a week after complaining about losing access to a unisex bathroom.

Why This Hawaiian Island Has To Outsource Psychiatric Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Why This Hawaiian Island Has To Outsource Psychiatric Care

For the first time since 1990, the state agency that provides care to adults diagnosed with a serious mental illness has no staff on Lanai. The problem is a microcosm of a statewide mental health care crisis.

Why Hawaii’s Language Access Office Is Having Trouble ‘Fulfilling Its Mission’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Why Hawaii’s Language Access Office Is Having Trouble ‘Fulfilling Its Mission’

The state auditor says OLA “remains a partially formed organization” some 16 years after its establishment. Advocates say that’s keeping non-English speakers from getting much-needed services.