Author: Kristen Consillio

Kristen Consillio is reporting on poverty and inequality at KITV4, the ABC affiliate in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kristen previously covered health at the state’s largest daily newspaper, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and its predecessor, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. She has also been published in the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times.

Co-published with KITV. Advocates are urging Congress to pass a bill before the new year to extend the credits for many struggling families.

Co-published with KITV. As health experts work to determine the severity of COVID’s Omicron variant, or if vaccines will protect against it, some Hawaii residents are already being negatively impacted.

Co-published with KITV. After contracting COVID, a single mother of five in Hawaii was out of work for months. Unable to pay her bills, she fell into serious debt—and hasn't been able to catch up since.

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