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OHA Sues State, UH Over ‘Longstanding Mismanagement’ Of Mauna Kea ©Sin Ok -stock.adobe.com

OHA Sues State, UH Over ‘Longstanding Mismanagement’ Of Mauna Kea

Updated: The legal action follows a ruling allowing the Thirty Meter Telescope project to go forward on a mountain considered deeply sacred by many Native Hawaiians. 

This May Be The Election When We Stop Ignoring OHA Handout photos

This May Be The Election When We Stop Ignoring OHA

Two high-profile challengers will spice up the races for the embattled Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.
OHA Money Will Go Directly To Hawaiian Charter Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

OHA Money Will Go Directly To Hawaiian Charter Schools

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs' board vote reversed an earlier decision to use a third party to distribute the funds.
Reader Rep: Dig Deeper Into Peter Apo’s Misdeeds

Reader Rep: Dig Deeper Into Peter Apo’s Misdeeds

Civil Beat also owes its readers more transparency about why the OHA trustee is no longer a columnist at the news organization.
OHA’s Peter Apo To Pay $25,000 For Ethics Violations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA’s Peter Apo To Pay $25,000 For Ethics Violations

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee admitted using his position to benefit his private company.
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.
$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.
OHA Gets An F Grade For Telling You How It Spends Your Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

OHA Gets An F Grade For Telling You How It Spends Your Money

The Native Hawaiian agency claims it's becoming more open all the time, but a national study says otherwise.
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.