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City Mistakenly OK’d Permit For Site With Native Hawaiian Remains Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Mistakenly OK’d Permit For Site With Native Hawaiian Remains

A residential development is on hold while a developer devises a plan for the iwi — 12 years after the state warned the city of their possible presence.

This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Going Legit Courtesy of Puuhonua O Waianae

This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Going Legit

Residents, who fought off state plans to sweep the camp at the Waianae Boat Harbor, want to create a new self-made village for up to 300 homeless people.

Poverty Persists Among Hawaiians Despite Low Unemployment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Poverty Persists Among Hawaiians Despite Low Unemployment

The jobless rate for Native Hawaiians was only 4 percent in 2017 but they continue to have higher-than-average poverty rates.

Why Brett Kavanaugh Scares Native Rights Advocates Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Why Brett Kavanaugh Scares Native Rights Advocates

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono is just one of those who worries the Supreme Court nominee could upend hard-fought policy and funding gains.

Judge Appoints New Trustee For Kawananakoa Fortune Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Appoints New Trustee For Kawananakoa Fortune

The judge ruled Abigail Kawananakoa can make simple decisions but not complex ones such as altering her 2001 trust.

Foundation Calls For Protection Of Hawaiian Heiress’ Millions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Foundation Calls For Protection Of Hawaiian Heiress’ Millions

Judge is asked to appoint a guardian for Abigail Kawananakoa to ensure her trust goes to Native Hawaiians

Hirono To Kavanaugh: ‘I Think You Have A Problem Here’ Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono To Kavanaugh: ‘I Think You Have A Problem Here’

The Hawaii senator thinks the Supreme Court nominee’s views on Native Hawaiian voting rights could threaten other federal programs for indigenous populations, including in Alaska.

Hollywood’s King Kamehameha Concoction Flickr: Disney | ABC Television Group

Hollywood’s King Kamehameha Concoction

The planned Dwayne Johnson movie continues a colonial legacy of exploiting and marginalizing Native Hawaiians.

Brett Kavanaugh No Friend Of Special Rights For Native Hawaiians AP

Brett Kavanaugh No Friend Of Special Rights For Native Hawaiians

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee once called the Office of Hawaiian Affairs a “naked racial spoils system.”

Big Island: Am I A Criminal? Puna Councilwoman Questions Her Legitimacy Courtesy of Jen Ruggles

Big Island: Am I A Criminal? Puna Councilwoman Questions Her Legitimacy

Pointing to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Jen Ruggles says functioning as a County Council member may violate U.S. and international laws.

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.

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