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Bill To Help Hawaiians Keep Ancestral Land Clears Senate Panel AP

Bill To Help Hawaiians Keep Ancestral Land Clears Senate Panel

The measure follows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts to buy out owners of parcels interspersed within his oceanfront estate.

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads Courtesy: Big Island Beneficiary Trust Council

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads

The state is decades behind in awarding land to Native Hawaiians on Mauna Kea and elsewhere under the state homestead act.

Allan Parachini: Coco Palms Battle Is A New Front In An Old War Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Allan Parachini: Coco Palms Battle Is A New Front In An Old War

More protesters were removed from an encampment near the iconic resort Wednesday as Kauai officials fend off esoteric legal claims.

Hawaiian Sovereignty Protest Gets Hana Student Suspended Contributed by Jesiah Malaikini

Hawaiian Sovereignty Protest Gets Hana Student Suspended

A high school student was disciplined for rearranging the school flagpole to fly the Hawaiian flag above the U.S. flag.

Judge: Hawaiian Heiress Abuse Investigation Must Continue AP

Judge: Hawaiian Heiress Abuse Investigation Must Continue

Abigail Kawananakoa’s former lawyer claims she was abused by her wife. It’s all part of a battle over control of her $215 million trust.

Hawaii Senate Approves Putting Mauna Kea Under New Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Approves Putting Mauna Kea Under New Management

The bill would limit the number of telescopes on the mountaintop and authorize the new manager to renegotiate leases and permits pertaining to the mountain.

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Halts Some Spending After Scathing Audit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Halts Some Spending After Scathing Audit

OHA was criticized for spending millions of dollars without sufficient oversight and ignoring its own rules.

Authorities Oust Protesters From Coco Palms Resort Land Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Authorities Oust Protesters From Coco Palms Resort Land

A Native Hawaii group has been camping on the site where developers are planning a $135 million project.

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Calls For Firing Of CEO Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Calls For Firing Of CEO

A recent state audit found both the chief executive, Kamana‘opono Crabbe, and trustees are responsible for misspending.

Final State Audit Criticizes OHA For Misspending, Lack Of Transparency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Final State Audit Criticizes OHA For Misspending, Lack Of Transparency

The audit found the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is spending money too loosely in a way that benefits the politically connected.

Coco Palms Developer Fights Back With Its Own Native Hawaiian Research Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Coco Palms Developer Fights Back With Its Own Native Hawaiian Research

A Hawaiian consultant disputes the claims of the occupiers of a planned resort site on Kauai.

OHA Demands Financial Details From Its Own Companies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Demands Financial Details From Its Own Companies

Organizations created by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs will have to provide documents for an internal audit.