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OHA Race: Machado, Alapa Differ On Hawaiian Self-Governance, Mauna Kea

OHA Race: Machado, Alapa Differ On Hawaiian Self-Governance, Mauna Kea

Colette Machado spent more than two decades on OHA’s board and has changed her position on TMT while newcomer Luana Alapa is hesitant to take strong positions on key issues.

OHA: Alapa Leads Machado Forcing A November Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA: Alapa Leads Machado Forcing A November Runoff

Office of Hawaiian Affairs incumbents are seeing strong challenges in some seats.

Mauna Kea Provides ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Candidates To Run For OHA

Mauna Kea Provides ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Candidates To Run For OHA

Buoyed by the activism around TMT and a rare open seat, nearly a dozen people have entered the Hawaii island race to serve on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.

OHA Returned $2M Of Ceded Land Revenue In 2019 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Returned $2M Of Ceded Land Revenue In 2019

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has previously pushed to have a cap on their ceded land revenues raised.

State Auditor Suspends Review Of OHA LLCs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Auditor Suspends Review Of OHA LLCs

Les Kondo blames a decision by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees to withhold information. But two trustees say he is “playing politics.”

New Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Report Flags $7.8M In Questionable Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Report Flags $7.8M In Questionable Spending

Some OHA trustees contend the agency has made significant strides toward cleaning up its oversight since the 2012-2016 time period covered by the report.

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Has Spent $39K To Support Activists On Mauna Kea ronitphoto

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Has Spent $39K To Support Activists On Mauna Kea

The state Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed the information on OHA’s support for demonstrators against the Thirty Meter Telescope.

AG Probes Office of Hawaiian Affairs Support of Mauna Kea Protest Cory Lum/Civil Beat

AG Probes Office of Hawaiian Affairs Support of Mauna Kea Protest

The state attorney general sent the Office of Hawaiian Affairs a subpoena Thursday, but is unlikely to get any information that won’t already become public next week.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: What Crabbe’s Departure Means For OHA Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: What Crabbe’s Departure Means For OHA

The CEO of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs never really found the right administrator to back him up. Now the board of trustees must take advantage of the chance for a fresh start.

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