Pacific Islanders, including Hawaiians, are missing out on COVID-19 vaccines.
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|Pacific Islanders, including Hawaiians, disproportionately missing out on vaccines
Only 8.8% of Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine thus far, even though together they currently make up 41% of COVID-19 cases statewide. The Hawai‘i Department of Health Tuesday released racial breakdowns of coronavirus vaccinations as well as a new report on racial and ethnic inequities in Hawai‘i’s coronavirus pandemic. Civil Beat. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KITV4.
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|Proposal for condo towers in Kakaako Makai dies
Kicking off a Save Our Kakaako Coalition rally Tuesday morning on the steps of the state Capitol, state House Speaker Scott Saiki announced the death of a bill seeking to change an existing law to allow the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs to build housing in Kakaako Makai. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KITV4.
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A statue recently erected in Lili‘uokalani Gardens in Hilo will be moved after the County Council Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected the donation of the sculpture. Last month, a bronze statue called “Ho‘omalule ‘Upena Kiloi” — or “Metamorphosis of a Net Fisherman” — was installed in the park, leading to public controversy over whether the abstract artwork was appropriate for the location. Tribune-Herald.
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|Mobile unit brings counseling, medical care to homeless
Homeless residents will be able to seek mental health counseling, noncritical medical care and other services in one location when the Maui Police Department launches its Mobile Medical Educational Unit. Maui News.
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|State commission rules to end diversion of a Kaua‘i stream
A ruling from Commission on Water Resource Management on Tuesday means the Lawai stream can no longer be fully diverted, like it has been for nearly a century. The stream runs from the mountains above Kalaheo all the way down to Kukui‘ula Harbor on the island’s south side. Hawaii News Now.
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