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Why A Crackdown On This Growing Adoption Pipeline Just Hasn’t Worked Sarah Holm/Civil Beat

Why A Crackdown On This Growing Adoption Pipeline Just Hasn’t Worked

Adoption advocates, hospital workers, even judges are at a loss when it comes to stopping illegal adoptions that are delivering babies from the Marshall Islands to U.S. families.

After Super Typhoon Yutu, Many Left Without Federal Disaster Aid Courtesy of Leni Leon

After Super Typhoon Yutu, Many Left Without Federal Disaster Aid

Non-citizens without green cards — including citizens of Micronesian nations and temporary workers — are excluded from federal disaster cash assistance.

United Airlines Food Service Workers Vote To Unionize Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

United Airlines Food Service Workers Vote To Unionize

Many of the workers in Honolulu are Pacific Islanders who rely on flight benefits to avoid paying for expensive trips back home to Micronesia.

Many Chuukese Immigrants Fear Losing Their Legal Status In The US Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Many Chuukese Immigrants Fear Losing Their Legal Status In The US

In a Pacific version of “Brexit,” residents of Chuuk plan to vote in March on seceding from the Federated States of Micronesia.

Why Talking About Anti-Micronesian Hate Is Important Caesar Hadley via The Fourth Branch Micronesia

Why Talking About Anti-Micronesian Hate Is Important

Shining a light on racial prejudice makes us all think more carefully about what we say — and can’t help but make our community stronger.

#BeingMicronesian in Hawaii Means Lots Of Online Hate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

#BeingMicronesian in Hawaii Means Lots Of Online Hate

This Palauan woman is fed up with racism against her community on social media.

Trying To Build ‘Generation One’ Of Micronesian Voters Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Trying To Build ‘Generation One’ Of Micronesian Voters

Could younger Micronesian-Americans, many of whom will eventually have the right to vote unlike their parents, be Hawaii’s next big voting bloc?

This Marshallese Tutor Is A ‘Connection To Home’ For Students Charlie Kaijo/Civil Beat

This Marshallese Tutor Is A ‘Connection To Home’ For Students

Chris Timos helps kids straddle both Pacific Island and American cultures as they adjust to school in this small Arkansas town.

How Hawaii Schools Are Building Bridges To Micronesian Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Schools Are Building Bridges To Micronesian Students

As enrollment expands, schools and community groups are trying new ways to close cultural and academic gaps.

Hawaii Inequality Study Overlooked Thousands of Micronesians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Inequality Study Overlooked Thousands of Micronesians

Service providers say more data is needed to help Hawaii’s most recent immigrants.

‘Offshore’ Podcast Returns With A Young Man On An Urgent Mission Honolulu Civil Beat

‘Offshore’ Podcast Returns With A Young Man On An Urgent Mission

“The Blood Calls” to London Lewis as he searches for his birth culture in the Marshall Islands. And we investigate adoption practices in Hawaii and Arkansas.

Chad Blair: Micronesia Won’t Soon Break Its Addiction To US Dollars Flickr: LuxTonnerre

Chad Blair: Micronesia Won’t Soon Break Its Addiction To US Dollars

The economic prospects of most COFA nations are limited. But their military importance to the U.S. is growing.