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Trustee: Hawaii’s Royal Princess Needs A Legal Guardian Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trustee: Hawaii’s Royal Princess Needs A Legal Guardian

Her former lawyer questions whether the heiress’ current legal team is acting in her best interests in the fight over her $215 million trust.

What If 10 Million Tourists Could Speak Hawaiian? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What If 10 Million Tourists Could Speak Hawaiian?

Developers of a free Hawaiian language course want to hear Hawaiian used more frequently by visitors and residents alike.

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff

Kalei Akaka and Esther Kia‘aina will face off for the Oahu trustee seat while three incumbents advance with three challengers to November.

For Many Native Hawaiians, Owning ‘Aloha’ Is Not Very Aloha Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

For Many Native Hawaiians, Owning ‘Aloha’ Is Not Very Aloha

There are more than 1,000 trademarks using the term, raising broader questions about protecting Native Hawaiian intellectual property.

Army Agrees To Restore Access To Makua Valley Cultural Sites Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Army Agrees To Restore Access To Makua Valley Cultural Sites

Waianae Coast cultural practitioners have long battled for the public’s right to visit parts of a military reservation.

Some OHA Candidates Continue To Spend Big On Their Campaigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some OHA Candidates Continue To Spend Big On Their Campaigns

Sam King has the most cash on hand in the Oahu race, while Rowena Akana has the most in the at-large contest.

OHA At-Large Candidates Have Raised Little Money So Far Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA At-Large Candidates Have Raised Little Money So Far

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.

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.

Search For Other Beneficiaries to Hawaiian Heiress’ Trust Will Continue Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Search For Other Beneficiaries to Hawaiian Heiress’ Trust Will Continue

A judge delayed deciding whether to include a new board of directors for Abigail Kawananakoa’s charity in the battle for control of her $215 million trust.

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