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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.
OHA Spent $4,785 on a Massive March With an Anti-TMT Flavor Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

OHA Spent $4,785 on a Massive March With an Anti-TMT Flavor

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs CEO authorized the funds, stating that the goals and outcomes of the march were "directly supportive" of the agency's strategic priorities.
OHA Board Rescinds Support for Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Board Rescinds Support for Thirty Meter Telescope

But the trustees decline to go on record as opposing the $1.4 billion project.
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