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Final State Audit Criticizes OHA For Misspending, Lack Of Transparency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Final State Audit Criticizes OHA For Misspending, Lack Of Transparency

The audit found the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is spending money too loosely in a way that benefits the politically connected.

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.

Hawaii Auditor Demands Investigation Into Leak Of OHA Audit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Auditor Demands Investigation Into Leak Of OHA Audit

Les Kondo says a release to the media of a draft audit into problems at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs violated state ethics law.

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.

OHA Trustees’ Settlement Cost $879,000 In Legal Fees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Trustees’ Settlement Cost $879,000 In Legal Fees

Updated: The state agency paid $614,000 to litigate Akana vs. Machado, while insurer AIG paid for $265,000.

OHA Settles Lawsuit That Pitted Trustee Against Her Colleagues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Settles Lawsuit That Pitted Trustee Against Her Colleagues

Updated: Former Board Chair Rowena Akana has penned an apology to other trustees, and each party will cover their own legal costs.

OHA Sues State, UH Over ‘Longstanding Mismanagement’ Of Mauna Kea ©Sin Ok -stock.adobe.com

OHA Sues State, UH Over ‘Longstanding Mismanagement’ Of Mauna Kea

Updated: The legal action follows a ruling allowing the Thirty Meter Telescope project to go forward on a mountain considered deeply sacred by many Native Hawaiians. 

This May Be The Election When We Stop Ignoring OHA Handout photos

This May Be The Election When We Stop Ignoring OHA

Two high-profile challengers will spice up the races for the embattled Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.

OHA Money Will Go Directly To Hawaiian Charter Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Money Will Go Directly To Hawaiian Charter Schools

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ board vote reversed an earlier decision to use a third party to distribute the funds.

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