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Saturday, May 18, 2024
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a slush fund—Where is the money going?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:54 PM :: 2446 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Ironically, OHA is repeating the error of Hawaiian Kingdom royals who exploited their own people and relied on an alliance with businessmen ....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024
OHA Above the Law? One Trustee Says 'No'
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:56 PM :: 1223 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“I am concerned that the amicus brief will be perceived as an attempt by OHA to evade accountability to state ethics laws and oversight. Courts have ruled that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a state agency whose leadership and employees are subject to the standards of conduct and behavior expected of all state personnel.” --- OHA Trustee Keli'i Akina

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Thursday, April 25, 2024
OHA Trustee Keli'i Akina Files for Re-election
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:23 PM :: 1072 Views :: OHA

... All registered voters in Hawaii are eligible to vote for OHA Trustees ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Naming Names: Airports Division Ran Late-Night Parties Where Hawaii Politicians Raked In Money
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 3911 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA, COVID-19

... late-night parties in a cramped second-floor office where lobbyists and executives seeking government contracts lined up to drop cash and checks into a metal lockbox ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Trask: UH Regents Shakeup May Profit OHA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 PM :: 1786 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... must pay fair market value for their leases ....

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Monday, April 1, 2024
How OHA Affects All People
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:00 PM :: 1367 Views :: OHA

"Our decisions impact virtually every area of life on the islands."

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
Fraud: Another Sovereignty Scammer Pleads Guilty
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 2226 Views :: Higher Education, OHA, Taxes

... the sixth person charged in connection with the investigation into a group tied to Dexter Kiama and David Keanu Sai ....

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Monday, March 4, 2024
No Money for Mauna Kea? Science Foundation Funds only one Giant Telescope
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 1689 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... NSF discuss with the Board during the May 2024 meeting its plan to select which of the two candidate telescopes the Agency plans to continue to support ....

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Saturday, March 2, 2024
There is Room on Mauna Kea for Both Culture and Science
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:11 PM :: 1581 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... what we need is “the collective will to share the Mauna” ....

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Friday, March 1, 2024
2nd Maunakea telescope decommissioning to begin
By News Release @ 12:43 PM :: 1430 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... UH is working with MKSOA to transfer its leases, conservation district use permits, and an easement for lands on Maunakea to the new authority ....

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Saturday, February 17, 2024
Skimming Nuclear Munitions Contract? Lawsuit Alleges Dawson is Fake Hawaiian Company
By Andrew Walden @ 7:54 PM :: 5511 Views :: Ethics, Military, OHA

... "Nuclear Munitions Command and Control" is a $698K per year grift  ....

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Sunday, February 4, 2024
Let’s Fulfill MLK’s Dream in Hawai‘i
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:19 PM :: 1281 Views :: Hawaii History, OHA

... On Sept. 17, 1959, King made a historic visit to Honolulu and addressed the first session of the Hawaiʻi State House of Representatives ....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Court: Ethics Rules do Apply to OHA Trustees
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 1369 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... The Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission is pleased to announce a significant legal victory in Akana v. Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission ....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Money Grab: OHA Sues to Abolish Mauna Kea Authority
By News Release @ 2:14 PM :: 1116 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

... this is all about the master lease negotiations ....

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Saturday, January 6, 2024
OHA Trustees Working Together: From One Year to the Next!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:00 AM :: 1134 Views :: OHA

... reflecting upon some exciting accomplishments ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
A New Day for Hawaiian Homelands: Collaboration Between OHA and DHHL
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:44 AM :: 1194 Views :: DHHL, OHA

... This partnership between OHA and DHHL is a positive start, but there are other possibilities worth exploring such as ....

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Thursday, November 23, 2023
After FBI Raid, CNHA Demands Hawai'i Free Press 'Cease Operations'
By Andrew Walden @ 8:32 PM :: 5194 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

... Song’s complaint was filed just weeks after the FBI raid on the offices of key CNHA financial backer Dawson Companies ....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Schatz: $20 Million For 'Native Hawaiian Climate Resilience'
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 1934 Views :: DHHL, Environment, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... Schatz-Authored Provision Of Inflation Reduction Act Funds New Kapapahuliau Climate Resilience Program ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Restoring Lahaina’s Economy: Time is of the Essence
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:53 PM :: 1667 Views :: Maui County, Development, OHA

“My family is getting very desperate and deciding whether to leave Hawaiʻi.”

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Thursday, November 2, 2023
OHA Trustees Select New CEO
By News Release @ 4:22 PM :: 1687 Views :: OHA

... Since 2019, Ferreira has served as budget chief of the Hawaiʻi State Senate ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Unlocking the Potential of the Public Land Trust
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:12 PM :: 1572 Views :: OHA

... A Path to Empower Native Hawaiians ....

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Can One Government Official Really Hold Up Necessary Water Uses? The Hawaii Public Water Trust In Action
By Robert Thomas @ 12:05 AM :: 4889 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

... this just had some devastating consequences ....

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Sunday, September 3, 2023
Maui Crisis: A Time to Help!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:02 AM :: 1551 Views :: Maui County, OHA

... “Nani ka noho mehameha ʻana o ke kūlanakauhale i piha i kanaka! Ua like hoʻi me ka wahine kāne make!” How lonely sits the city that was once full of people! (Lam. 1:1) ....

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Thursday, August 31, 2023
Removal of Caltech Telescope from Maunakea is underway
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 1812 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... before and after photos ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
Buried News: What was with that Hawaii water official getting showered with leis from 'supporters'?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 AM :: 4685 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, OHA

... "supporters" gathered around him, showering him with about 15 leis, which went up to his chin as he grinned happily ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
DLNR 'Reassigns' Hawaiian Activist Who Delayed Water Resupply for Lahaina Fire
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 5287 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

... 'Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner' at DLNR is transferred to new job after allegedly prioritizing taro patch over Lahaina firefighting ....

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Monday, August 14, 2023
Hawaiian 8a Racial Contracting Finished?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:07 PM :: 3820 Views :: Ethics, Military, OHA

... 8(a) application submissions temporarily suspended ....

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Sunday, August 13, 2023
Maui Crisis: A Time to Help
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:26 PM :: 2137 Views :: Maui County, OHA

... the outpouring of compassion that we are witnessing from the people of Hawai‘i is the silver lining through the dark cloud of despair ....

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Friday, August 11, 2023
OHA: Lahaina Fires Caused by 'Western Forces'
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2837 Views :: Maui County, OHA

... The fires are in part due to the climate crisis, a history of colonialism in our islands, and the loss of our right to steward our ʻāina and wai.  ....

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Thursday, August 10, 2023
BLNR Reschedules Mauna Kea Telescope Hearing
By News Release @ 2:48 PM :: 2325 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, OHA

... The Board will hold oral arguments regarding the issues raised in the motion, responses, and replies on Friday, October 6, 2023, commencing at 1:00 p.m. ....

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Monday, July 24, 2023
OIP Issues Four New Opinions
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 2588 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... OIP also found, sua sponte, that the PCSC executive session minutes did not convey a true reflection of the matters discussed at the meeting ....

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Monday, July 3, 2023
OHA Ends 'Work-from-Home' for Employees
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:00 PM :: 1923 Views :: Labor, OHA, COVID-19

... concerns raised by OHA’s administration in response to the directive to end telework ....

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Friday, June 23, 2023
OHA CEO Sylvia Hussey Quits
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 2926 Views :: OHA

... OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey notified agency staff members of the planned June 30, 2023, departure by email on May 3. ....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Keith Cureton: Kamehameha Schools Director of Ethics Didn't Last Long
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 5608 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... how long would an ethical person stay at KSBE? ....

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Sunday, June 4, 2023
It’s Time for OHA to Change its Messaging About Kakaʻako Makai
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:00 PM :: 2047 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... the messaging OHA uses to promote this development project could be connected to our failure to rally support in the legislature ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
HCDA to Ban Residential Development at Kakaako Makai
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 1954 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... HCDA informational hearing on June 7 at 10:30 on Kakaako Makai Rule Amendments ....

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
OHA Biennium Budget Available for Community Input
By News Release @ 2:59 PM :: 1745 Views :: OHA

... opportunity to review and comment on the proposed two-year core budget that begins on July 1, 2023 ....

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Sunday, May 7, 2023
Is racism why OHA can’t build condos?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:12 PM :: 2596 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... the restriction was put in place before OHA chose to acquire the property ....

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Friday, May 5, 2023
Every single bill submitted to fund and support OHA died at the Capitol
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 2537 Views :: OHA

"Two months ago, we offered OHA $65 million for wharf repairs, $100 million in cash, and an increase to the annual ceded lands trust proceeds, in exchange for an easement to maintain open space by preserving the residential ban at Kakaʻako Makai." -- Speaker Saiki

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Native Hawaiian Convention to Feature Drag Show
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 2801 Views :: DHHL, Family, OHA

... The latest leftist fad has already become a 'deeply held cultural belief' ....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Shakedown Schatz: Hawaii Deserves ‘Fairness’ On $1 Lease By U.S. Military Of 23,000 Acres
By Video @ 3:14 AM :: 2217 Views :: Military, OHA

... Video: Brian Schatz: Hawaii Deserves ‘Fairness’ On $1 Lease By U.S. Military Of 23,000 Acres Of Land ....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Why OHA Should Fully Open Its Records to the State Auditor
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:40 AM :: 2353 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... On April 5, 2023, the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court denied Hawaiʻi State Auditor Leslie Kondo full access to minutes of closed executive sessions of the OHA Board of Trustees ....

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Friday, April 21, 2023
OHA Check Register 2022--Insiders Rake in $1.2M for Kakaako Makai Lobbying
By Andrew Walden @ 11:29 PM :: 4358 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, OHA

... “Dead Bodies, Convicted Felons and Kakaako Makai: Meet the new Gang at OHA” ....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Honolulu CrimeStoppers is Looking for OHA Embezzler Walter Rodenhurst--We Found Him on the Board of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
By Andrew Walden @ 5:49 PM :: 3646 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Rodenhurst was just elected as the 2nd Vice President of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.  He can probably be arrested at the next Board meeting ....

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Thursday, April 6, 2023
OHA Rejects $100M Offer--Sees More Profit in Lying About Kakaako Makai
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 2380 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, OHA

"... The prohibition of residential development via a 'perpetual easement' has too adverse of an impact on the future value of Hakuone lands ...."

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Supreme Court: OHA Can Hide its Crooked Deals in Executive Session
By Andrew Walden @ 7:04 PM :: 2148 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... This unanimous ruling will allow any Hawaii governmental body to hide its corrupt dealings in bogus ‘Executive Sessions’ simply by paying a shyster to sit in and twiddle his thumbs ....

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Sunday, April 2, 2023
2023 State Audit of OHA: Is the ‘Glass Half Empty’ or ‘Half Full’?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:56 PM :: 1948 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Audits can be a difficult pill to swallow ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2023
Dead Bodies, Convicted Felons and Kakaako Makai: Meet the new Gang at OHA
By Andrew Walden @ 12:20 AM :: 6964 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

... “We greatly appreciate what Senator Dela Cruz is trying to do. And we thank him.” -- OHA Chair Carmen Hulu Lindsey ....

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
"An opportunity drops into OHA’s lap"
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:48 PM :: 2609 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

... “Rules were meant to be broken,” the trustee said. “We do that all the time.” ….

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Auditor Rips OHA Land Acquisitions--Making it up as they Go Along
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 7:06 PM :: 2506 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use, OHA

... these acquisitions were ad hoc, featuring strategies and criteria created to facilitate the acquisition ....

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