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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The Marshall Islands has reported its first cases of the coronavirus after two people who flew from Hawaii to a U.S. military base tested positive.
Jeffery Yoshikawa was at work in early April when he got the call.
An Arizona elected official has resigned amid charges he paid women from the Marshall Islands to give up their children for adoption in the U.S. Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen’s resignation Tuesday came after county leaders suspended him
It’s much easier for history to bury the personal impacts of turning-point moments than to bury the radioactive waste of a decade of nuclear testing. The Marshallese atomic refugees in Spokane can’t cut their migration short and fly home.
Between 1946 and 1958, the United States detonated 67 nuclear bombs on, in and above the Marshall Islands _ vaporizing whole islands, carving craters into its shallow lagoons and exiling hundreds of people from their homes.
Texas-based company faces criticism after naming beer after site of U.S. nuclear tests that caused Marshall Islands contamination.
At 6:45 a.m. on March 1, 1954, the blue sky stretching over the south Pacific Ocean was split open by an enormous red flash. Within seconds, a mushroom cloud towered 4 1/2 miles high over Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
More Pacific Islanders, including those from the Marshall Islands, would have access to healthcare under a bill that received final approval in the Senate.
On Tuesday, 10 Shaw Middle School students launched a traditional Marshallese outrigger sailboat they’d built into the calm waters of Fish Lake.
Spokane Public Schools received a five-year grant to study its Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students’ academic success. The four-year graduation rate for Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, of which Marshallese students are a subgroup, was 51.4 percent.
Brett Rademacher, along with Spokane Youth Sports, have introduced Marshall Islands students from Rogers High School to the sport of rugby.
A marine scientist is scheduled to give a Spokane presentation about coral reefs that’s likely to be colorful in more than one way. Dr. Dean Jacobson, who taught at Whitworth University in the 1990s before leaving with his canoe and dive gear to the Marshall Islands, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday at Mountain Gear Corporate Offices, 6021 N. Mansfield. The program is sponsored by the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club.
OLYMPIA – For 15 years, Washington has helped thousands of people the federal government wouldn’t, providing food assistance to legal immigrants struggling to survive in America. That includes residents of the Marshall Islands who come to this country seeking jobs and medical care after the U.S. military used their nation as a nuclear test zone. Much of Washington’s immigrant Marshallese population is in the Spokane area.
One day last spring, Spokane resident Rick Burnham suddenly realized a lot of people from the Marshall Islands live here. Until then he had no idea where the Marshall Islands were. It was May 1, and Burnham drove four young Mormon missionaries to Plante’s Ferry Park in Spokane Valley. The park was filled with 2,000 or more people – all Marshall Islanders, he was told. They were celebrating Constitution Day, a major holiday in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, located 2,400 miles southwest of Hawaii.