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Sunday, September 20, 2020
'Hush Money' and Retaliation: FBI Investigates Kauai Charter School tied to OHA Trustee
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 3111 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... similar to sandwich lease schemes common during the Broken Trust days ....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
DHHL Submits Wireless Spectrum Applications to FCC
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 752 Views :: DHHL

...The waiver affirms DHHL as the only entity with the legal standing to apply in the Window and implement broadband service on Hawaiian Home Lands....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
DHHL Seeks Input on Agriculture Program Plan
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 536 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture

... The Plan will guide the Department’s efforts to grow more successful native Hawaiian farmers on Hawaiian Home Lands by identifying programmatic supports and technical assistance for both agriculture homestead Waiting List Applicants and existing Lessees .... 

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Recommendations Sought for 2021 DHHL Legislative Package
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 600 Views :: DHHL

...proposals must address the Department’s operations, programs, regulations, processes, budget, and/or resources and must create a benefit or an advantage for the DHHL, the trust, or trust beneficiaries, or otherwise correct a deficiency....

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Friday, June 19, 2020
DHHL Expands COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 693 Views :: DHHL, COVID-19

...Program to include Undivided Interest (UI) lessees who have lost income or their job as a result of COVID-19....

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
DHHL, Aloha United Way Launch Beneficiary Rental Relief Program
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 799 Views :: DHHL, COVID-19

"...The Department is still on schedule to prepare 1,300 lots statewide over the next five years, and we hope this rental relief will keep applicant families on track to assume those lots once they are ready....”

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
COVID-19 Relief Options Approved by Hawaiian Homes Commission
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 802 Views :: DHHL, COVID-19

...HHC approved the establishment of the DHHL COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Hawaiian Homes Commission Approves DHHL Loan Deferral
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 633 Views :: DHHL

...postponement of mortgage payments for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) direct loans and loans assigned to DHHL....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Prince Kuhio’s Fight to Americanize Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 21950 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture, Hawaii History, Land Use

...the homestead associations he championed in his first decade of service were multi-ethnic groups seeking the fee-simple ownership of land promised in the Hawaii Organic Act....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Nanakuli: From Hardship to Hope
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:45 PM :: 1190 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, OHA

...Diamond Garcia's own journey from hardship to hope is reflective of the challenges many face in his hometown of Nanakuli....

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Friday, February 14, 2020
SB3104: OHA to be Given Free 'Affordable' Housing Units?
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 1378 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Cost of Living

...HHFDC to decide how many units go to OHA and/or DHHL.... 

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Monday, February 10, 2020
Senate Confirms DHHL Nominees, Sends 9 Bills to House
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 1134 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government

...The Hawaii State Senate today confirmed William J. Aila to be Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Department of Hawaiian Homelands and Tyler I. Gomes to be Deputy....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Makuu: Homeless Move onto Abandoned DHHL Leaseholds, Set up Auto Junkyard
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 1537 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Homelessness

...Over the past six months, the Department has removed unpermitted structures, unauthorized campers, and abandoned vehicles from Kalaeloa, Anahola, Hanapepe, King’s Landing, and other locations statewide....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
House-Senate Resolutions call for (yet another) Blue Ribbon Commission on Hawaiian Issues
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 1252 Views :: DHHL, OHA

...asking the Governor to form a blue ribbon commission to examine and establish a reconciliation process relating to past, present and future issues of importance to Native Hawaiians and the State of Hawaiʻi....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
DHHL Buys KSBE Property in Moiliili--Will Build Rental Units
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 1123 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL intends to rehabilitate those buildings immediately and deploy them as affordable rentals to applicants on the wait list....

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Monday, January 6, 2020
DHHL Leaseholds--many vacant or abandoned
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 1945 Views :: DHHL

...Could the real estate market put 100s of Hawaiian families into the DHHL homes they have been waiting for?....

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020
DHHL Defends Mortgage Lending Practices
By News Release @ 9:59 AM :: 1292 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL Responds to SCHHA Claims on Lease Cancellations....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Auditor: City Still not Collecting Property Taxes from Commercial Lessees of Government Land
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 1739 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Taxes

...According to BFS, since 2013, the state has not upheld its commitment to provide annual worksheets and timely information to the city....

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Friday, November 1, 2019
Hawaiians & the Economy: We're in The Same Boat as Everyone!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:46 PM :: 2349 Views :: DHHL, Economy, OHA, Cost of Living

...if we work to do good for all people of Hawai'i, we end up helping Hawaiians....

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
The Strange Case of Bank of America
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2112 Views :: DHHL

...We need this to stop....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
First Hawaiian Homelands Leases Near 99-Year Mark
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 1649 Views :: DHHL

...lessees who are interested in extending their 99-year leases for an additional 100 years can do so via request through DHHL and with approval of the Hawaiian Homes Commission....

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Monday, September 30, 2019
Ige Approves Rental Units for DHHL
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 1396 Views :: DHHL

...Ige today signed new administrative rules for Planned Communities, Multi-Family Complexes and Rental Housing within the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
DHHL Wants Outside Attorney to Negotiate Land Swaps
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 1385 Views :: DHHL

...Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Issues Statement on Seeking Act 14 Private Counsel....

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Friday, September 6, 2019
DHHL vs OHA on Teardown of Protesters Sacred Shack
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 3238 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Removal efforts were conducted by Hawai’i Department of Transportation (HDOT) personnel, at the request of DHHL....

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Friday, September 6, 2019
UPDATE: Police Demolish 3rd Illegal Structure on 'Sacred' Mauna Kea
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 4689 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA
..."We got a library being built, we got kanakas getting established on their national lands."....
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Friday, August 30, 2019
DHHL-HDoT: Joint Statement on Mauna Kea Access Road
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 3546 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...Mauna Kea Access Road is under the control and jurisdiction of DOT...."

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
DHHL Seeks Developer for First Rental Complex at Moiliili Bowl-O-Drome Site
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2112 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL

...The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) recently adopted new administrative rules to allow DHHL to administer rentals on Hawaiian homelands. The new rules are awaiting Governor David Ige’s signature....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Lyon Corruption: Master Halbert gets 18 Months
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 36067 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics

...for his participation in a money laundering scheme involving bribes made to corruptly secure engineering and project management contracts from the government of FSM....

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Foreclosure Next? Court Finds Criminal Al Hee's Scam Company in Default
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 PM :: 2890 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...The Rural Utilities Service loaned millions to Sandwich Isles Communications to finance the installation of a telecommunications network in the state....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
DHHL Approves Kalaeloa Solar Project
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 2183 Views :: DHHL, Energy

...A proposal to Build Solar Farm on Hawaiian Home Lands turns ugly in Kapolei....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
DHHL Announces Search for Larry Mehau's Successor
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 2054 Views :: DHHL

...present your claim by September 30, 2019, or be forever barred from succeeding....

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Telescope: State Issues Notice to Proceed, Rips Down Protesters Shacks
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 3309 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... So that construction of the telescope can begin safely, four unauthorized structures were removed from Mauna Kea earlier this morning by multiple state agencies .... 

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Friday, May 17, 2019
Ige Appoints Aila DHHL Director
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 1806 Views :: DHHL

...Aila’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Source: Esther Kia’aina and Andy Winer Warned Jim Lyon About Investigation
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 10237 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, World News, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... Winer’s resignation as Sen Brian Schatz’ Chief of Staff was announced in the media, May 4, 2019.  Kia'aina is reportedly under consideration for top jobs at DHHL and OHA ....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
DHHL Planning Multi-Family Complexes and Rental Housing
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 1781 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL is accepting comments regarding proposed administrative rules for Planned Communities, Multi-Family Complexes, and Rental Housing until Monday, May 13, 2019....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Who will be the Next Hawaiian Homelands Director?
By Video @ 9:07 PM :: 2211 Views :: DHHL

...Three Potential Replacements Would Only Make It Worse....

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
Waimea DHHL Association Seeks Federal Recognition as Indian Tribe
By Video @ 4:24 PM :: 4359 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, DHHL

...Waimea Hawaiian Homes Association is attempting to become a federally recognized government called Waimea Nui under DOI....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
DHHL Releases Draft 2019 Native Hawaiian Housing Plan
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 1990 Views :: DHHL

...The proposed draft will come to the Commission in April 2019 for final acceptance before being submitted to HUD for approval....

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
How to Solve the Hawaiian Homelands Problem
By Video @ 12:43 AM :: 2710 Views :: DHHL, OHA

...There's Enough Land in Hawai'i for all Hawaiians....

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
HB893 Guts DHHL Funding
By Rep Gene Ward @ 8:12 PM :: 2169 Views :: DHHL

...House Bill 893, DHHL's operating budget, currently allocates $1.75 million in general ("A") funds for its everyday operations—a far cry from their minimum request of $25.5 million....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
OHA Must Do More to Solve the Hawaiian Home Lands Problem
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:20 AM :: 2878 Views :: DHHL, OHA

...it was Prince Kuhio's original vision that Hawaiian homesteaders would be able to own their land in fee simple....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Double Trouble: Lyon Also Offered Cash to Son of FSM President
By Andrew Walden @ 10:11 PM :: 13311 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Christopher Ivan Christian, was offered a “retainer” --$5K per month by Lyon—with a plan to increase to $10K....

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Halbert-Lyon Indictments: Timeline of Corruption in FSM
By Andrew Walden @ 3:45 AM :: 6614 Views :: DHHL, National News, World News

...a 2010-2016 timeline of the alleged corrupt dealings between Lyon Associates and individuals within the FSM Government....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Lyon Bribery Micronesia: Arrests Start at the Top
By Andrew Walden @ 4:15 AM :: 19247 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, World News

...Arrested over the weekend, Master Halbert, son-in-law of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) President Peter Christian and son of FSM Senator Dohsis Halbert, appeared before Honolulu Federal Judge Richard L. Puglisi for arraignment Monday, February 11, 2019.... 

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Saturday, February 9, 2019
Lyon Bribe: DHHL Releases Suspect Contract Docs
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 5825 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Ethics

...Full Text: 211 pages of documentation related to the now-infamous 2010 DHHL contract with Lyon Associates....

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Sunday, February 3, 2019
Lyon Bribery: $240K to Buy DHHL Contract?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:37 PM :: 4374 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...Under the plea agreement, “(Lyon) is required to submit…an accurate and complete list of all business he is currently affiliated/involved with that involve federal contacts.”....

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Monday, January 14, 2019
FCC Slaps Down Sandwich Isles Again--Orders Company to Continue Serving Customers
By Andrew Walden @ 6:08 PM :: 2988 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...SIC may not discontinue service without our express authorization....

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Ethics: DLNR Manager Steals Equipment, Funnels Money to Contractor
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 5455 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Aaron Hoff also pops up in the recent eviction of a gym from DHHL land in Anahola....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
If Hawaiians Were Indians, Hawaii Would be #3 for Reservations
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 5076 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii Statistics, OHA

... Largest reservation: Nanakuli Hawaiian Home Land ....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Esther Kia'aina--New OHA CEO?
By Video @ 1:14 AM :: 4326 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...Or Does She Have Other Plans In Mind?....

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