Civil Beat Topics

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA Infighting Continues As Chairwoman Rowena Akana Is Ousted Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

OHA Infighting Continues As Chairwoman Rowena Akana Is Ousted

Lei Ahu Isa takes over as the acting chair. She is the third trustee to lead the troubled board in three months.

OHA Chair Says Allegations Against Her Are Unfounded Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Chair Says Allegations Against Her Are Unfounded

Rowena Akana speaks to reporters and confronts a critic while her fellow trustees meet secretly to discuss accusations against her.

Chaos At OHA: A Power Struggle And Employee Accusations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chaos At OHA: A Power Struggle And Employee Accusations

As she seeks to oust the CEO, new Chair Rowena Akana is the subject of numerous staff complaints.

OHA Board Votes To Buy Out Contract Of CEO Crabbe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Board Votes To Buy Out Contract Of CEO Crabbe

Embroiled in lawsuits, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs wants to get rid of its chief executive six months after giving him a new contract.

OHA Chair Lindsey Holds On To Seat, Akina Edges Past Apoliona Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Chair Lindsey Holds On To Seat, Akina Edges Past Apoliona

Longtime incumbent trustees faced tough challengers.

Peter Apo: Native Hawaiian Or Not, Don’t Ignore OHA Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Peter Apo: Native Hawaiian Or Not, Don’t Ignore OHA Races

Some non-voters might think they are showing deference to Native Hawaiians. They are mistaken — we all have a stake in this.

Can Spending Six Figures On PR Solve OHA’s Image Problem? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Spending Six Figures On PR Solve OHA’s Image Problem?

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hired public relations consultants after a survey found many people believe it to be corrupt and badly managed.
Two OHA Seats Will Head To A Nov. 8 Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two OHA Seats Will Head To A Nov. 8 Runoff

Colette Machado has won her Molokai seat but the at-large seat and Hawaii Island seat will be on the general election ballot.
Incumbents Look To Hold Off Reformers In OHA Trustee Elections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Incumbents Look To Hold Off Reformers In OHA Trustee Elections

Trustees Apoliona, Machado and Lindsey want another term. Could high-profile challengers upset the status quo?
OHA CEO Crabbe Reappointed PF Bentley/Civil Beat

OHA CEO Crabbe Reappointed

The Board of Trustees has approved a new three-year contract.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Has 10 Employees In The Six-Figure Range PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Has 10 Employees In The Six-Figure Range

Civil Beat's salary database finds 164 OHA employees working to improve the lives of Native Hawaiians.
Endless Infighting at OHA Starts To Cost Real Money PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Endless Infighting at OHA Starts To Cost Real Money

No settlement in sight, as a court battle between Rowena Akana and her fellow Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees enters year three.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs