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Anita Hofschneider

2 Candidates For OHA’s Oahu Seat Have A Big Financial Edge Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Candidates For OHA’s Oahu Seat Have A Big Financial Edge

In the race for money, Esther Kia‘aina and Sam Wilder King II are winning.

OHA Inspires Hope — And Disillusionment — For Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Inspires Hope — And Disillusionment — For Hawaiians

Created out of the idealism of the 1970s Hawaiian Renaissance, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has been bogged down by scandal and infighting.

Pivotal Oahu Seat Is Up For Grabs In OHA Elections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pivotal Oahu Seat Is Up For Grabs In OHA Elections

Peter Apo is leaving the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board, setting up a seven-way race to replace him.

This OHA Trustee Is Taking On The State Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This OHA Trustee Is Taking On The State Ethics Commission

UPDATED: In the middle of a state ethics investigation and other public criticism, Rowena Akana has filed a new lawsuit.

Here’s The Spending That Got OHA Incumbents In Trouble Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s The Spending That Got OHA Incumbents In Trouble

A state audit said Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees used their $22,200 per year personal allowances for questionable purposes.

Should Hawaii Hotels Help Their Workers Buy Homes? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Hotels Help Their Workers Buy Homes?

Hawaii has record visitor spending but many hotel employees still can’t afford to buy homes.

Study: Honolulu Workers Need $39 An Hour To Afford A 2-Bedroom Rental Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: Honolulu Workers Need $39 An Hour To Afford A 2-Bedroom Rental

At the state level, Hawaii residents need to earn more than anywhere else in the U.S., researchers say.

Developer Plans To Convert 200 Hawaii Kai Rentals Into Condos Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Developer Plans To Convert 200 Hawaii Kai Rentals Into Condos

The changeover for units built just two years ago illustrates the economic difficulties that make for an apartment shortage in Honolulu.

Here’s How Much Hawaii CEOs Make Compared To Their Employees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How Much Hawaii CEOs Make Compared To Their Employees

The gap between CEO pay and the median salaries of their employees for Hawaii’s publicly-traded companies is narrower than nationwide.

Another Hawaii State Audit Questions OHA Grant Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Another Hawaii State Audit Questions OHA Grant Spending

The state auditor raises questions about whether the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is meeting its fiduciary duty to Native Hawaiians.

United Airlines Resists Honolulu Workers’ Effort To Unionize Cory Lum/Civil Beat

United Airlines Resists Honolulu Workers’ Effort To Unionize

Most employees in the Honolulu catering department are from islands in Micronesia and rely on flight benefits to go home.

Lawsuit: Managers Took Bribes At Low-Income Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Managers Took Bribes At Low-Income Rentals

Executives at a Hawaii property management company say the allegations are false and upsetting.