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A Potential Shakeup At OHA Is Clouding The Agency’s Budget Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

A Potential Shakeup At OHA Is Clouding The Agency’s Budget

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs wants to give out more money in grants to organizations while trimming its own spending.

Senate Panel Restores OHA Budget Screenshot

Senate Panel Restores OHA Budget

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will also get some of the funding for this year that was withheld because of an incomplete audit.

Lawmakers Want New Group To Determine Future Of OHA Kakaako Makai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Want New Group To Determine Future Of OHA Kakaako Makai

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says it does not plan to cooperate with the group if two resolutions pass the Legislature.

House Kills OHA Kakaako Makai Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Kills OHA Kakaako Makai Proposal

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs won’t be able to build 400-foot-tall towers near the Kakaako shoreline.

Former OHA Finance Chief Sues Over Whistleblower Retaliation Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Former OHA Finance Chief Sues Over Whistleblower Retaliation

UPDATED: The former official alleges that he was targeted for raising concerns over the office’s finances.

OHA: Alapa Unseats Longtime Incumbent Machado In Race For Molokai Seat

OHA: Alapa Unseats Longtime Incumbent Machado In Race For Molokai Seat

Keli’i Akina was in a tight race to keep his at-large seat, and Keola Lindsey led the race for the Hawaii island seat.

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/2019

OHA: Alapa Leads Machado Forcing A November Runoff

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

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