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OHA Chair Lindsey Holds On To Seat, Akina Edges Past Apoliona Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Chair Lindsey Holds On To Seat, Akina Edges Past Apoliona

Longtime incumbent trustees faced tough challengers.

Peter Apo: Native Hawaiian Or Not, Don’t Ignore OHA Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Peter Apo: Native Hawaiian Or Not, Don’t Ignore OHA Races

Some non-voters might think they are showing deference to Native Hawaiians. They are mistaken — we all have a stake in this.

Can Spending Six Figures On PR Solve OHA’s Image Problem? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Spending Six Figures On PR Solve OHA’s Image Problem?

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hired public relations consultants after a survey found many people believe it to be corrupt and badly managed.
Two OHA Seats Will Head To A Nov. 8 Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two OHA Seats Will Head To A Nov. 8 Runoff

Colette Machado has won her Molokai seat but the at-large seat and Hawaii Island seat will be on the general election ballot.
Incumbents Look To Hold Off Reformers In OHA Trustee Elections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Incumbents Look To Hold Off Reformers In OHA Trustee Elections

Trustees Apoliona, Machado and Lindsey want another term. Could high-profile challengers upset the status quo?
OHA CEO Crabbe Reappointed PF Bentley/Civil Beat

OHA CEO Crabbe Reappointed

The Board of Trustees has approved a new three-year contract.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Has 10 Employees In The Six-Figure Range PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Has 10 Employees In The Six-Figure Range

Civil Beat's salary database finds 164 OHA employees working to improve the lives of Native Hawaiians.
Endless Infighting at OHA Starts To Cost Real Money PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Endless Infighting at OHA Starts To Cost Real Money

No settlement in sight, as a court battle between Rowena Akana and her fellow Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees enters year three.
OHA: Agency at a Crossroads Is Caught in a Power Struggle Chad Blair/Civil Beat

OHA: Agency at a Crossroads Is Caught in a Power Struggle

UPDATED: Mauna Kea, ceded lands and internal battles occupy the quasi-state agency as Native Hawaiian nation-building looms.
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