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Akaka Bill

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.
The State of OHA: ‘E Hiki No Kakou!’

The State of OHA: ‘E Hiki No Kakou!’

Haunani Apoliona says future looks promising for Native Hawaiians, despite Congress' failure to pass the Akaka bill; calls on Hawaiians to declare, 'We can do it!'
Capitol Watch: Dec. 22

Capitol Watch: Dec. 22

UPDATE: 5:23 p.m. Obama ends year on high; Djou on Djou farewell; Akaka on Akaka bill; and Slom says U.S. a "bona fide homosexual nation."
Capitol Watch: Dec. 21

Capitol Watch: Dec. 21

Shimabukuro, Solomon appointed to state Senate; Obama's itinerary; Legislature power scenarios; leaders gather for OHA investiture; Senate passes stop-gap spending bill; and Machado replaces Apoliona.
Capitol Watch: Dec. 14

Capitol Watch: Dec. 14

Hooser opines on the House re-org; local GOP in disarray; and Abercrombie yet to move into Washington Place.

Capitol Watch: Nov. 17

Nothing public for Abercrombie until he returns from Colorado after the weekend, small step for Akaka Bill — Just in case.
Elections Dim Outlook of Akaka Bill — and Akaka?

Elections Dim Outlook of Akaka Bill — and Akaka?

With the Republican wave that swept across the nation Nov. 2, chances that the Akaka bill passes the Senate are slim. Dan Akaka's influence is also in question.
What Are the ‘Ceded Lands’ of Hawaii? Civil Beat

What Are the ‘Ceded Lands’ of Hawaii?

UH law Professor Jon Van Dkyke explains key issue for future of state, both for Native Hawaiians and for general population.
OHA Debate: Neil Says Act Now on Akaka Bill, Duke Says Wait for New Congress

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

Abercrombie and Aiona agree on the need to pass the Akaka bill, but differ on whether to do it this year or next.
Akaka Bill Still Alive?

Akaka Bill Still Alive?

Sens. Akaka and Inouye are pressing Majority Leader Reid for floor time on the measure.
Akaka Bill Pau Already? File photo.

Akaka Bill Pau Already?

Congress adjourned this week without taking action on federal recognition for Native Hawaiians.
Criminal Injustice for Native Hawaiians Civil Beat

Criminal Injustice for Native Hawaiians

OHA releases a damning report on the treatment of Native Hawaiians in the criminal justice system and calls out for solutions.