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Hawaii Hospital Giant Reaches Tentative Deal With Nurses Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Hawaii Hospital Giant Reaches Tentative Deal With Nurses

Nurses at Hawaii Pacific Health's Straub Medical Center have until Friday to accept or reject a proposed union contract.
Why Community Efforts Aren’t Enough To Save Oahu’s Aging Cemeteries David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Why Community Efforts Aren’t Enough To Save Oahu’s Aging Cemeteries

Only a fraction of cemeteries on the island are licensed by the state and not all have a perpetual care fund to cover maintenance costs after the cemetery fills up.
Air Ambulance Crash Exposes Vulnerability In Neighbor Island Health Care David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Air Ambulance Crash Exposes Vulnerability In Neighbor Island Health Care

As a statewide emergency order ends, the governor and other doctors say more services are needed to reduce the dependency on medical air transport.

Tens Of Thousands In Hawaii May Be Working Less Because They Have ‘Long Covid’ Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Tens Of Thousands In Hawaii May Be Working Less Because They Have ‘Long Covid’

A University of Hawaii researcher says the lingering disease may be contributing significantly to Hawaii's labor shortage.
Lawsuit: State Failed To Help Severely Disabled Boy Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Lawsuit: State Failed To Help Severely Disabled Boy

Hawaii still lacks long-term secure facilities for students with behavioral issues who can end up being housed on the mainland. 
Drug Overdoses Are On The Rise On Kauai. Meth Is Still The Main Reason Courtesy: Kauai County

Drug Overdoses Are On The Rise On Kauai. Meth Is Still The Main Reason

Although some antidotes like Narcan can help prevent opioid deaths, meth is still the leading cause of drug overdose overall in Hawaii.
The Fight Over Abortion Access In Guam Has Broad Implications For Women In The Pacific Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

The Fight Over Abortion Access In Guam Has Broad Implications For Women In The Pacific

Guam is a hub for medical services in the region, often the first stop for patients seeking care before coming to Hawaii.
Firefighting Foam Spilled At Red Hill Before. The Navy Didn’t Notify Anyone Joint Task Force Red Hill/2022

Firefighting Foam Spilled At Red Hill Before. The Navy Didn’t Notify Anyone

Military officials requested emergency funding to respond to an AFFF spill in 2020, but told health inspectors later that no foam had been released. 
‘The Best Medicine’: Kalaupapa Is Rolling Back Some Pandemic Restrictions Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

‘The Best Medicine’: Kalaupapa Is Rolling Back Some Pandemic Restrictions

The former leprosy colony has reopened to sponsored visits from residents' family and friends.
Hawaii’s Prison Medical Records System Has Reached A Point of ‘Absolute Crisis’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii’s Prison Medical Records System Has Reached A Point of ‘Absolute Crisis’

The continued failure of the electronic system has complicated efforts to provide inmates with the latest Covid-19 booster shot.