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Masagatani confirmed as Hawaiian Home Lands director

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:06 a.m. HST, Mar 09, 2013

The state Senate unanimously confirmed Jobie Masagatani Friday as the director of the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

Masagatani, a former deputy director in the department who also had administrative roles at the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs, The Queen's Health Systems and Kamehameha Schools, has been serving as interim director since she was appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie last May.

Several on the nine-member commission that oversees the department had opposed her confirmation, calling her divisive and claiming that she worked against Native Hawaiian beneficiaries, but she also attracted broad support.

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hanoz808 wrote:
those that were against her should RESIGN!
on March 8,2013 | 02:15PM
allie wrote:
on March 8,2013 | 02:17PM
pueouhane wrote:
Congratulation and the Lords blessings with the task at hand Ms Masagatani. Very glad that the majority of the commission saw thru the pilau tactics of her (former/fired) deputy director and detractors. The governor sure has his hands full dealing with those nasty n manipulative Danner sisters and Michele Kauhane.
on March 8,2013 | 04:58PM
Kapua91 wrote:
We'll see who was right and who was wrong. I don't know, actions speak louder than words.
on March 9,2013 | 05:58AM
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