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The Pandemic Vastly Expanded Health Care Access In This US Territory. That May End Soon Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat/2022

The Pandemic Vastly Expanded Health Care Access In This US Territory. That May End Soon

Patients who hadn't sought health care in years flocked to clinics when a temporary pandemic program expanded Medicaid access to the commonwealth's guest worker population.
Storm Forces School Closures, Evacuations In Philippines Philippine Coast Guard via AP/2022

Storm Forces School Closures, Evacuations In Philippines

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. suspended classes in all public schools and government work in the densely populated capital region and in six outlying provinces as a precaution.
Milley: China Is More Aggressive, Dangerous To US, Allies AP/2022

Milley: China Is More Aggressive, Dangerous To US, Allies

The U.S. is redoubling efforts to strengthen its relationships with Pacific nations as a counterbalance to China, which is trying to expand its presence and influence in the region.
Involving Farmers Is The Key To Innovation And Better Ag Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Involving Farmers Is The Key To Innovation And Better Ag

Agricultural technologists descended upon Hilo to discuss innovation, as well as the many hurdles Hawaii faces as it tries to increase food production.
China Falls Short On Big Pacific Deal But Finds Smaller Wins Fiji Government via AP/2022

China Falls Short On Big Pacific Deal But Finds Smaller Wins

The Micronesian president said he wouldn't endorse the plan, warning it would heighten geopolitical tensions and threaten regional stability.
China’s Pacific Plan Seen As A Regional Strategic Game-Changer Xinhua via AP/2022

China’s Pacific Plan Seen As A Regional Strategic Game-Changer

China insists it's promoting regional stability and economic growth, but experts and governments fear Beijing is trying to exert influence in the region.
Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help

Maui-based Mana Pacific is helping to give Pacific nations greater access to renewable energy infrastructure through collective buying power and resource sharing.
Report: Pacific Islanders Face Increased Risk Of TB Infection Centers for Disease Control

Report: Pacific Islanders Face Increased Risk Of TB Infection

The CDC said the problem was exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, which made eradication efforts even harder.
Why Americans In Some US Territories Can’t Get Disability Benefits Courtesy: David Diamadi

Why Americans In Some US Territories Can’t Get Disability Benefits

Residents of Guam and American Samoa won't be eligible for Social Security Insurance payments unless Congress chooses to act.
Pacific Migrants Will Soon Find It Easier To Access Key Documents Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Pacific Migrants Will Soon Find It Easier To Access Key Documents

The difficulty in replacing U.S. entry receipts known as I-94 cards has made it tough for many migrants to get housing and jobs.