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How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity

Four other trusts, derived from the wealth of Native Hawaiian royalty, support a wide range of philanthropies and hold vast business interests.

Fight For Hawaiian Royalty’s Fortune Pulls AG Into The Fray Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fight For Hawaiian Royalty’s Fortune Pulls AG Into The Fray

The agency says it has a legal obligation to protect Native Hawaiian beneficiaries of Abigail Kawananakoa’s charity.

Will Native Hawaiians Be The Victims In This Fight Over A Royal Fortune? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Native Hawaiians Be The Victims In This Fight Over A Royal Fortune?

The legacy of a Hawaiian princess who has spent her life supporting Hawaiian causes is at stake in a struggle over control of her $200 million estate.

Brittany Lyte: Can Tiny Houses Fix This Big Problem? LiveWell Hawaii Modular Homes

Brittany Lyte: Can Tiny Houses Fix This Big Problem?

A 480-square-foot house recently built on Native Hawaiian trust land in Kauai is a pilot project for dealing with a dire housing shortage.

Police Deny Excessive Force In Maui Solar Telescope Arrests AP

Police Deny Excessive Force In Maui Solar Telescope Arrests

After reviewing reports and video, authorities say the officers acted in appropriately in clearing the way for a convoy to Haleakala.

Honolulu Rail Art Celebrates Hawaiian Culture Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Art Celebrates Hawaiian Culture

As the project alters the Honolulu landscape, it will illustrate local history on embossed guideway columns and inside stations.

The Fight To Save Ancient Hawaiian Archeological Sites Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

The Fight To Save Ancient Hawaiian Archeological Sites

Fearing future development of a Leeward valley rich with cultural history, some community members are pushing for preservation.

Judge Recommends That Thirty Meter Telescope Should Get Permit Thirty Meter Telescope

Judge Recommends That Thirty Meter Telescope Should Get Permit

UPDATED: The state Board of Land and Natural Resources will now hold a hearing and make a final decision on the permit.

$16K Gift To Pay OHA Trustee’s Legal Fees Raises Ethical Questions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$16K Gift To Pay OHA Trustee’s Legal Fees Raises Ethical Questions

UPDATED: Trustee Rowena Akana, who’s in a legal battle with other board members, disclosed the money in a recent ethics report.

Native Hawaiians Not Very Healthy, National Study Finds AP

Native Hawaiians Not Very Healthy, National Study Finds

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention takes the first national look at the health of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Hawaii Leaders Say State Is Under ‘Attack’ With Loss Of Federal Funds Civil Beat

Hawaii Leaders Say State Is Under ‘Attack’ With Loss Of Federal Funds

The proposed reauthorization of a housing bill leaves out annual funding of up to $13 million for Native Hawaiians.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Fails To Protect Its Royal Residence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Fails To Protect Its Royal Residence

Homeless people are allowed to set up housekeeping on the grounds of Iolani Palace, unlike nearby government buildings.