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None of the three incumbents — Lei Ahu Isa, Rowena Akana and John Waihee IV — reported spending any money this year and two are in debt.
In the race for money, Esther Kia‘aina and Sam Wilder King II are winning.
Created out of the idealism of the 1970s Hawaiian Renaissance, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has been bogged down by scandal and infighting.
Peter Apo is leaving the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board, setting up a seven-way race to replace him.
UPDATED: In the middle of a state ethics investigation and other public criticism, Rowena Akana has filed a new lawsuit.
A state audit said Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees used their $22,200 per year personal allowances for questionable purposes.
Hawaii has record visitor spending but many hotel employees still can’t afford to buy homes.
At the state level, Hawaii residents need to earn more than anywhere else in the U.S., researchers say.
The changeover for units built just two years ago illustrates the economic difficulties that make for an apartment shortage in Honolulu.
The gap between CEO pay and the median salaries of their employees for Hawaii’s publicly-traded companies is narrower than nationwide.
The state auditor raises questions about whether the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is meeting its fiduciary duty to Native Hawaiians.
Most employees in the Honolulu catering department are from islands in Micronesia and rely on flight benefits to go home.