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Hawaii’s Population Continues A Slide That Began In 2017, New Data Shows Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii’s Population Continues A Slide That Began In 2017, New Data Shows

The pandemic interrupted survey collection efforts but researchers say the new data can be helpful to chart Hawaii's demographic shifts.
Hawaii Kids Could Lose Access To Free Meals At School With End Of Federal Funding Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Kids Could Lose Access To Free Meals At School With End Of Federal Funding

Public school students have been eligible for free breakfast and lunch during the pandemic through a program that is set to expire in June.
A New Center Could Help Save Native Languages From Extinction PF Bentley/Civil Beat/2016

A New Center Could Help Save Native Languages From Extinction

Native languages are disappearing in the U.S. and beyond. Hawaii's efforts to promote the Hawaiian language could serve as a model elsewhere.
Employees Say Waikiki Health Retaliated Over Transgender Bathroom Access Courtesy: Elizer Rios/2022

Employees Say Waikiki Health Retaliated Over Transgender Bathroom Access

The nonprofit cut three positions dedicated to advocacy for sexual and gender minorities a week after workers complained about lack of bathroom access.
Congressional Action On Toxic Burn Pits Would Also Help US Pacific Veterans Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Congressional Action On Toxic Burn Pits Would Also Help US Pacific Veterans

A wide-ranging bill passed by the U.S. House last week would extend medical coverage for veterans exposed to Agent Orange and nuclear testing decades ago.
Here’s How Hawaii Is Trying To Improve Child Care Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Here’s How Hawaii Is Trying To Improve Child Care Access

Lawmakers are considering programs to boost the pay of child care workers and offer stipends to early childhood educators.
Plans Stalled For Kauai’s Vacant Residential Drug Facility Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2021

Plans Stalled For Kauai’s Vacant Residential Drug Facility

The county initiated a title transfer eight months ago but until it goes through a new effort to open Kauai's underutilized drug treatment facility remains on hold.
43 Years Later, Neighbor Island Long-Term Care Residents Might Finally Get Their Own Ombudsmen Courtesy: John McDermott

43 Years Later, Neighbor Island Long-Term Care Residents Might Finally Get Their Own Ombudsmen

Hawaii's long-term care ombudsman program is chronically understaffed but new legislation would put an advocate for residents of the facilities in every county.
Covid Hits Many Pacific Islands For The First Time As It Recedes Elsewhere Getty Images/iStockphoto

Covid Hits Many Pacific Islands For The First Time As It Recedes Elsewhere

Border closures protected many island nations for most of the pandemic, but the coronavirus evolved to become more transmissible.
More Housing In Honolulu Means More Density. Are Monster Homes The Only Way? Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat/2022

More Housing In Honolulu Means More Density. Are Monster Homes The Only Way?

As single-family neighborhoods rebel against apartment-like houses, developers are coming up with creative alternatives.