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Questionable spending by trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is back in the news. The state Ethics Commission confirmed Thursday that several trustees have been asked in recent years to repay the state for their use of agency funds.

Daniel Gluck, head of the state Ethics Commission, said the commission has taken action against four OHA trustees for rule violations that occured prior to 2017.

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The Office of the State Auditor released its first report on the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation today. In the report, the auditor says the information HART disclosed to the public often contradicted its own internal projections, and obscured the extent of the project's financial problems.

Former Hawaiʻi Governor Defends OHA

Mar 22, 2018
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A critical management audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is continuing to ripple. The office has no comment about a possible FBI probe. The OHA Board met in an executive session earlier today to talk about the employment contract of CEO Kamanaʻopono Crabbe. 

The Conversation: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Mar 7, 2018
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Auditing State Government; Rethinking South Point Management Practices; Politics of the Korean Conflict

Department of Health Audited Over Disease Response

Jan 2, 2018

Hawaii wrestled with three big public health scares linked to mosquitos, bad scallops, and bad seaweed. A legislative audit uncovered weaknesses in record keeping and the state’s response to the outbreaks.

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 On the eve of the 2015 legislative session, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa takes a look at a recent auditor’s report on the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.  You can find the full audit at the SFCA website.

Future curators, gallery owners and installers, contact Karen Ewald of the Art in Public Places program for more on the Gallery Incubator , planned for Spring 2015.

Karen A. Ewald, APP Program Manager