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Racial Disparities Vex Hawaii’s Child Welfare System. Can They Be Fixed? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Racial Disparities Vex Hawaii’s Child Welfare System. Can They Be Fixed?

The causes are complex, but Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander parents are far more likely to have children removed by the state.
Nonprofit Finds Success In Treating Mentally Ill Homeless People After Hawaii Loosened Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Nonprofit Finds Success In Treating Mentally Ill Homeless People After Hawaii Loosened Law

The Institute for Human Services, a local nonprofit, has assessed at least 100 homeless people over the last 14 months, and has provided medication for about 30 — a significant increase.
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.