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The Untimely Death Of A Marshall Islands Visionary Hilary Hosia

The Untimely Death Of A Marshall Islands Visionary

Author Jon Letman sat down with Mattlan Zackhras last year for a wide-ranging conversation on his vision and hope for the tiny island nation.

Pod Squad: Sen Glenn Wakai Talks About His Outreach To Micronesia

Pod Squad: Sen Glenn Wakai Talks About His Outreach To Micronesia

The lawmaker representing Kalihi-Salt Lake has been running a nonprofit organization since 2004.

More Political Power For The Marianas? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Political Power For The Marianas?

Some residents of Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands think it may be time to change the political relationship with the U.S.

Micronesia Expert Blasts ‘Flawed’ US Approach To Foreign Aid Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Micronesia Expert Blasts ‘Flawed’ US Approach To Foreign Aid

Micronesia has become heavily reliant on U.S. aid for its gross domestic product and jobs — not a model for sustainability.

Climate Change Is A ‘Matter Of Life And Death’ For The Marshall Islands Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Climate Change Is A ‘Matter Of Life And Death’ For The Marshall Islands

The first female head of state of a Pacific island nation talks about the biggest threat her country faces.

One-Stop Centers For Micronesians Fight Back Amid Criticism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

One-Stop Centers For Micronesians Fight Back Amid Criticism

UPDATED 12/2/2016: Supporters say the program helps immigrants acclimate, rather than encouraging them to drain public resources.

Should Obama Visit Marshall Islands? Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

Should Obama Visit Marshall Islands?

Residents of the Pacific nation used by the U.S. as a nuclear test site call for a visit in wake of Hiroshima visit.

Drought Disaster In Marshall Islands Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Drought Disaster In Marshall Islands

President Obama issues declaration allowing FEMA to provide emergency relief to the archipelago.
US Senate Bill Calls For $137 Million In Aid To COFA Nation of Palau Flickr: LuxTonnerre

US Senate Bill Calls For $137 Million In Aid To COFA Nation of Palau

Two other COFA nations “face challenges” in achieving self-sufficiency, the Government Accountability Office reports.
Oregon Bill Assists COFA Residents CANN

Oregon Bill Assists COFA Residents

Legislation awaiting the governor's signature establishes a premium assistance program to provide financial assistance with health care premiums and out-of-pocket costs for Pacific Islanders.
Celebrate Micronesia This Weekend Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Celebrate Micronesia This Weekend

The annual festival is at the Honolulu Museum of Art School on Saturday with a focus on women Sunday.
UH Gets $5.5 Million To Study Cancer In The Pacific Islands UH Cancer Center

UH Gets $5.5 Million To Study Cancer In The Pacific Islands

The grant will aid efforts to increase cervical cancer screening among Micronesian women, and to research the cancer risks of betel nut chewing.