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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.

Hawaiian Heiress’s Charity Board Heads to Court In $215 Million Trust Case AP

Hawaiian Heiress’s Charity Board Heads to Court In $215 Million Trust Case

A new board of directors for Princess Abigail Kawananakoa’s charity wants to be included in ongoing battle for control of her trust.

OHA Inspires Hope — And Disillusionment — For Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Inspires Hope — And Disillusionment — For Hawaiians

Created out of the idealism of the 1970s Hawaiian Renaissance, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has been bogged down by scandal and infighting.

Pivotal Oahu Seat Is Up For Grabs In OHA Elections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pivotal Oahu Seat Is Up For Grabs In OHA Elections

Peter Apo is leaving the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board, setting up a seven-way race to replace him.

Supreme Court Hears New Arguments Over Thirty Meter Telescope AP

Supreme Court Hears New Arguments Over Thirty Meter Telescope

Opponents say a state appeals judge had a conflict of interest when she granted a permit for the project.

Here’s The Spending That Got OHA Incumbents In Trouble Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s The Spending That Got OHA Incumbents In Trouble

A state audit said Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees used their $22,200 per year personal allowances for questionable purposes.

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