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The Conversation: Hawaiʻi residents stand with Ukraine; Local company gets new rapid COVID test approved for emergency use

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Oʻahu's Ukrainian community, and its supporters, at a rally on Feb. 27, 2022, condemning Russia's invasion.
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  • Oʻahu resident Elena Roud leads Hawaiʻi's Ukrainian community and supporters in a series of rallies condemning Russia's invasion | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat politics and opinion editor Chad Blair says former congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is in hot water with the Hawaiʻi Democratic Party after appearing at the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference | Full Article
  • As lawmakers debate minimum way increases, ClimbHI President and Executive Director Julie Morikawa says we should put more emphasis on connecting students to career opportunities | Full Segment
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Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at
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