Micronesians in HawaiiUPDATED 9:02 AM HST Jul 22, 2013Video Transcript
A new book by U-H Press and a report by the East West center help shed light on the deeply misunderstood Pacific Islander group - Micronesians. Joining us over skype is CIVIL- BEAT-DOT-COM reporter, Chad Blair. 1. A new book by UH Press and a new report by the East-West Center help shed light on a deeply misunderstood Pacific Islander group - Micronesians. They are written by a Catholic priest who spent more than 40 years in the region. Father Fran Hezel was in Hawaii last week to meet with local officials on how to help Hawaii deal with its growing Micronesian population. Hezel says we should welcome this latest immigrant group into our ohana and get the federal government to help cover medical expenses that have burdened the state. BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS IN BOTH STORIES, DECENT RESOLUTION, WITH CREDITS 2. A real estate developer promised home owners a world- class marina with shops and restaurants but instead gave them a lagoon with no outlet to the ocean. Residents of Ocean Pointe and Hoakalei in Ewa are now suing Tokyo- based Haseko, alleging deceptive advertising that led prospective homeowners to spend much more money on their home in expectation of the marina. Haseko did not comment to Civil Beat about the lawsuit. State Sen. Will Espero has entered the race for Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa's seat. Espero, a Democrat, says the campaign will be about leadership, vision and experience. Espero said he was surprised more people had not entered the race yet, besides Honolulu Councilman Stanley Chang, but he said he thought that would change. Espero also said he now supports gay marriage, even though he voted against civil unions. That's due to the Supreme Court's recent rulings. Espero, a Catholic, said he hoped Hawaii legislation would grant churches exemptions so they would not have to perform a gay-marriage ceremony against their wishes. You can find the complete story we just discussed You can find the complete story we just discussed You can find the complete story we just discussed on CIVIL-BEAT-DOT-COM.