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Some Question Calls For Tougher Penalties On OHA Takeover Group Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Question Calls For Tougher Penalties On OHA Takeover Group

Native Hawaiian activists sharply criticized their actions, but not everyone agrees on how best to respond to members of the obscure “Polynesian Kingdom of Atooi.”

OHA Wants A Lot More Ceded Land Money From The State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Wants A Lot More Ceded Land Money From The State

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says the annual cap of $15.1 million is too low and that state agencies should do a better job reporting their revenues.

Civil Rights Panel Backs Federal Recognition For Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Rights Panel Backs Federal Recognition For Native Hawaiians

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reversed its 12-year-old opposition, and now supports providing Native Hawaiians similar status to Native American tribes.

Hawaiian Princess Amends Trust To Ensure Wife Gets $40 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Princess Amends Trust To Ensure Wife Gets $40 Million

The action by Abigail Kawananakoa’s legal team comes during a court battle over her capacity to make decisions about her fortune.

With High Court’s Ruling On Mauna Kea, It’s Time To Move Forward Cory Lum/Civil Beat

With High Court’s Ruling On Mauna Kea, It’s Time To Move Forward

The Thirty Meter Telescope can take Hawaii and the world to the farthest reaches of the universe.

Chad Blair: Is Rowena Akana’s Political Career On The Line? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Is Rowena Akana’s Political Career On The Line?

The longest-serving OHA trustee faces allegations of ethics violations while also waging a re-election fight.

Who’s Who On The Ballot For The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Who’s Who On The Ballot For The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs

Up for grabs are three OHA at-large seats, as well as seats representing Maui and Oahu.

Kauai: Prominent Native Hawaiian Activist Arrested At Encampment Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Prominent Native Hawaiian Activist Arrested At Encampment

Robin Danner and her son, Garrett, were arrested Wednesday after a confrontation when authorities tried to evict a former caretaker at Kumu Camp.

How OHA Trustees Spent Their Allowances Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How OHA Trustees Spent Their Allowances

Thousands of dollars went to support athletic competitions, charitable galas and beauty pageants.

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.

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