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More Help Is Coming For Hawaii’s Homeless Youth Megan Tagami/Civil Beat/2022

More Help Is Coming For Hawaii’s Homeless Youth

Act 130, recently signed into law, establishes the Safe Spaces for Youth Pilot Program under the Department of Human Services.
Hawaii Has $200 Million To Spend on Pre-K. Who Gets The Money? UH Manoa Children’s Center

Hawaii Has $200 Million To Spend on Pre-K. Who Gets The Money?

Final language in the new law leaves an open question about whether private as well as public facilities are eligible for the funding.
Here’s What We Know — And Don’t Know — About The Impact Of Masks On Little Kids Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Here’s What We Know — And Don’t Know — About The Impact Of Masks On Little Kids

Early research suggests that parental stress has more of an impact on childhood development and wellbeing than whether kids are wearing masks.
State Rules Make It Harder To Open Dialysis Centers In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

State Rules Make It Harder To Open Dialysis Centers In Hawaii

More states are lifting or reforming regulations governing the opening of new dialysis facilities.
Covid-19 Vaccine Mistrust Is Spilling Over To Routine Childhood Shots In Hawaii Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Mistrust Is Spilling Over To Routine Childhood Shots In Hawaii

A "perfect storm" of other factors has also contributed to dismal vaccination rates in schools, with implications for children's health.  
Why So Many Hawaii Nurses Want To Leave The Profession Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Why So Many Hawaii Nurses Want To Leave The Profession

A survey released last month found that 23% of the nurses who responded had considered quitting.
Why In-Home Dialysis Is Becoming A More Popular Option In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Why In-Home Dialysis Is Becoming A More Popular Option In Hawaii

The treatment can help eliminate exhausting commutes and relieve overcrowding at a growing number of dialysis centers in the state.
Hawaii May Not Be The Richest State, But It Is One Of The Happiest Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii May Not Be The Richest State, But It Is One Of The Happiest

The bad news: Hawaii has a large percentage of people living close to the edge. The good news: they tend to be happier here than their peers elsewhere.
Hawaii Has A Child Care Crisis. Employers Could Help Solve It Courtesy: Le Village Cowork/2022

Hawaii Has A Child Care Crisis. Employers Could Help Solve It

Setting up on-site daycare can be an expensive and difficult undertaking, but there are other creative ways that companies can help young families. 
Staffing Shortages At The Oahu Jail Are Raising Alarms About Safety And OT Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Staffing Shortages At The Oahu Jail Are Raising Alarms About Safety And OT Costs

Officers at Oahu Community Correctional Center say they are exhausted from working extra shifts with more frequent lockdowns.