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OHA Demands Financial Details From Its Own Companies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Demands Financial Details From Its Own Companies

Organizations created by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs will have to provide documents for an internal audit.

Brittany Lyte: The Imperiled Legacy Of The Hanapepe Salt Flats Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: The Imperiled Legacy Of The Hanapepe Salt Flats

The last frontier of a centuries-old Hawaiian tradition is threatened from the air, from the sea, and from broken beer bottles.

Chad Blair: What A Constitutional Convention Might Mean For Hawaiians Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: What A Constitutional Convention Might Mean For Hawaiians

The 1978 rewriting of the state constitution improved the lives of kanaka maoli. Could that happen again?

Hawaiian Is An Official Language So Why Isn’t It Used More? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Is An Official Language So Why Isn’t It Used More?

The dispute about whether a protester could testify in Hawaiian in court highlights the gap between the state’s two official languages.

No Sign Of Authorities Yet As Occupation Of Kauai Resort Continues Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

No Sign Of Authorities Yet As Occupation Of Kauai Resort Continues

The landowners request state assistance as Native Hawaiian protesters remain at the Coco Palms resort site.

Hawaii’s ‘Last Princess’ Fights For Control Of Her Fortune Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s ‘Last Princess’ Fights For Control Of Her Fortune

A legal battle has resulted in a cutoff of Abigail Kawananakoa’s donations to charities such as Iolani Palace.

How A Big Mainland Developer Learned To Thrive In Hawaii Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

How A Big Mainland Developer Learned To Thrive In Hawaii

Howard Hughes Corp. seems to stay on course as it navigates burial grounds and being in the path of rail.

Searing Audit Says OHA Misspent Millions Of Dollars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Searing Audit Says OHA Misspent Millions Of Dollars

UPDATED: The Office of Hawaiian Affairs chairwoman says trustees are already addressing problems identified in the audit.

Hundreds Turn Out To Back Hawaiian Occupiers Of Famed Coco Palms Site Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Hundreds Turn Out To Back Hawaiian Occupiers Of Famed Coco Palms Site

The 19th century home of Kauai’s last queen was later the resort where “Blue Hawaii” was filmed. Now a new resort is planned.

Palace And Capitol: Hawaiian Event Bridges Two Worlds Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Palace And Capitol: Hawaiian Event Bridges Two Worlds

On the same day the ruling government reconvened its Legislature, thousands noted the anniversary of the former government's overthrow.
Missile Scare Motivates Activists Who Fear Military’s Presence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Missile Scare Motivates Activists Who Fear Military’s Presence

The false alarm occurred four days before the 125th anniversary of the Hawaiian Kingdom's overthrow.
University of Hawaii Receives $23 Million To Fight Health Disparities Cory Lum/Civil Beat

University of Hawaii Receives $23 Million To Fight Health Disparities

The federal grant will allow UH to target diabetes, obesity, hypertension and cancer in Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Filipino populations.

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