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.”
The internal audit is supposed to identify areas where the Office of Hawaiian Affairs might be vulnerable to fraud and waste.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says some of its staff members were forcibly removed from the lobby by 12 people.
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.
The longest-serving OHA trustee faces allegations of ethics violations while also waging a re-election fight.
Up for grabs are three OHA at-large seats, as well as seats representing Maui and Oahu.
Sam King has the most cash on hand in the Oahu race, while Rowena Akana has the most in the at-large contest.