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KIAʻĀINA FILES ELECTION PAPERS FOR WINDWARD OʻAHU COUNCIL SEAT TO REPRESENT DISTRICT 3

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The Conversation: Hospitality Industry Weathers The COVID-19 Crisis

Tourism industry rides out crisis; UHERO on recession and recovery; State provides locations of COVID-19 cases; Why you can choose Pacific Islander on your Census form.

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DOH Says Native Hawaiians Have A High COVID-19 Rate. But How High?

The state health director said Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders have the highest rate of COVID-19 in the state, but that’s not apparent from data posted on the state’s website.

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Esther Kiaaina Eyes Windward City Council Seat
A government veteran with experience on Capitol Hill is considering a run for the Honolulu City Council.

Esther Kiaaina, executive director of the nonprofit Pacific Basin Development Council, says she is seriously considering the District 3 seat (Ahuimanu, Heeia, Haiku, Kaneohe, Maunawili, Kailua, Olomana, Enchanted Lake, and Waimanalo) being vacated by the term-limited Ikaika Anderson.

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Gov. Lolo supports Pacific Basin Development Council’s new leadership
This is the first time that the Governor has attended a “Council meeting because of new leadership with Esther Kia’aina becoming the Executive Director,” said Iulogologo last Friday afternoon responding to Samoa News inquiries.

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Esther Kiaʻāina Goes Up for Confirmation Hearing

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