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Akaka Bill

Do Native Hawaiians Have The Right To Break Rules?

Do Native Hawaiians Have The Right To Break Rules?

Cultural practitioner booted from Kauai park wins hearing from Hawaii Supreme Court.
Hawaii Version of Akaka Bill Still Alive

Hawaii Version of Akaka Bill Still Alive

Sen. Akaka praises efforts to support federal recognition at national level.
Capitol Watch: April 7

Capitol Watch: April 7

UPDATED 2:53 p.m. About that gov't shutdown; no GET hike, but exemptions repealed; gov, LaHood talk energy; and WAM extends gov't pay cuts.
New Akaka Bill Ignores Lingle Concerns

New Akaka Bill Ignores Lingle Concerns

White House advised Sen. Akaka to push version of Hawaiian federal recognition bill that leaves out former gov's input.
Hawaiian Lawmakers Push Akaka Bill At State Level

Hawaiian Lawmakers Push Akaka Bill At State Level

The legislation would accomplish key goals spelled out in the federal recognition bill stalled in Congress.
Capitol Watch: March 15

Capitol Watch: March 15

UPDATED 3:38 p.m. GOP slams gov's first 100 days; lawmakers inspect Keehi damage; and Hanabusa slams House GOP on cutting tsunami alert funds.
Bill Watch: Cultural Issues Not at Top of List for Hawaii Legislature

Bill Watch: Cultural Issues Not at Top of List for Hawaii Legislature

Some Native Hawaiian measures squashed before session's halfway mark.
Hawaii U.S. Sen. Akaka Won’t Run for Re-Election

Hawaii U.S. Sen. Akaka Won’t Run for Re-Election

Daniel Akaka, 86, announces he won't seek another term in 2012.

Senate to OHA: Live to Fight Another Day

Hawaiian Affairs, Judiciary Committees defer $200 million ceded lands deal, saying it's too risky to move ahead now.
Writing a $200 Million Check to Native Hawaiians Flickr

Writing a $200 Million Check to Native Hawaiians

Could this be the year Hawaii lawmakers finalize deal to make good on 30-year-old promise?
Capitol Watch: Feb. 4

Capitol Watch: Feb. 4

UPDATED 5:11 p.m. Law enforcement opposed bill decriminalizing pot, but it passed two Senate committees anyway; and Coffman to take over for Morita.
Akaka Bill Fails, Lobbyists Collect $3.2M from OHA

Akaka Bill Fails, Lobbyists Collect $3.2M from OHA

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has spent $3,192,547 on lobbying Washington to pass federal recognition legislation.

September 2013

Thursday, September 5

Interior Secretary Assures Hawaiians on Federal Recognition

December 2012

Friday, December 21

Akaka: Pass My Bill in Memory of Dan Inouye

November 2012

Tuesday, November 20

Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

October 2012

Wednesday, October 24

After Akaka: The Next Generation of Native Hawaiian Leaders

Friday, October 19

Akaka to Alaska Natives: ‘Strength In Solidarity’

September 2012

Thursday, September 13

Akaka Bill Sails Through Committee, But Tough Sledding Ahead

Tuesday, September 11

Akaka Taking Last Shot At Legacy Bill For Native Hawaiians

January 2012

Saturday, January 14

10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of Jan. 9 – 13

December 2011

Friday, December 16

Another Setback for Hawaiian Recognition

July 2011

Thursday, July 7

‘First Step’ to a Native Hawaiian Governing Entity

Wednesday, July 6

Capitol Watch: July 6

May 2011

Thursday, May 19

Hawaiian Rights Fight Lands at Supreme Court

April 2011

Friday, April 22

Do Native Hawaiians Have The Right To Break Rules?

Thursday, April 21

Hawaii Version of Akaka Bill Still Alive

Wednesday, April 6

Capitol Watch: April 7

March 2011

Wednesday, March 30

New Akaka Bill Ignores Lingle Concerns

Friday, March 25

Hawaiian Lawmakers Push Akaka Bill At State Level

Monday, March 14

Capitol Watch: March 15

Friday, March 11

Bill Watch: Cultural Issues Not at Top of List for Hawaii Legislature

Wednesday, March 2

Hawaii U.S. Sen. Akaka Won’t Run for Re-Election

February 2011

Thursday, February 10

Senate to OHA: Live to Fight Another Day

Tuesday, February 8

Writing a $200 Million Check to Native Hawaiians

Thursday, February 3

Capitol Watch: Feb. 4

January 2011

Saturday, January 22

Akaka Bill Fails, Lobbyists Collect $3.2M from OHA

December 2010

Wednesday, December 22

The State of OHA: ‘E Hiki No Kakou!’

Capitol Watch: Dec. 22

Monday, December 20

Capitol Watch: Dec. 21

Monday, December 13

Capitol Watch: Dec. 14

November 2010

Wednesday, November 17

Capitol Watch: Nov. 17

Friday, November 5

Elections Dim Outlook of Akaka Bill — and Akaka?

October 2010

Monday, October 25

What Are the ‘Ceded Lands’ of Hawaii?

Wednesday, October 13

OHA Debate: Neil Says Act Now on Akaka Bill, Duke Says Wait for New Congress

Tuesday, October 5

Akaka Bill Still Alive?

Friday, October 1

Akaka Bill Pau Already?

September 2010

Wednesday, September 29

Criminal Injustice for Native Hawaiians

Wednesday, September 15

Why the Akaka Bill Should be Enacted

July 2010

Wednesday, July 14

UPDATE: Lingle Asks U.S. Senators to Pass Akaka Bill

Tuesday, July 13

Hawaii Links for Tuesday, July 13

Friday, July 9

Week 10: The News Never Stops

Thursday, July 8

Hawaii Leaders Unite Behind Revised Akaka Bill

Wednesday, July 7

Hawaii Senators Resolve Differences with Governor on Akaka Bill

June 2010

Monday, June 21

New Topic Page Explains Akaka Bill

Saturday, June 19

Time Running Out for Akaka Bill

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