William Aila

Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

In an effort to reduce a long wait list for homestead lots, the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands offered 37 "turn-key" homes in Kapolei to native Hawaiian beneficiaries, the agency announced Saturday.

Hawaii State Senate Majority

A key Senate committee has approved William Ailā to be deputy director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Ailā’s nomination goes to the full Senate, where he faces opposition to his confirmation.

Papahanaumokuakea National Monument archives

More than two dozen National Monuments are being reviewed by the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Commerce, including the largest U.S monument encompassing the Northern Hawaiian Islands.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.