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DHHL woes fixable with clear rules, reliable funding

By Jobie Masagatani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 09, 2013

~~<p>The Star-Advertiser's three-day series this week highlights a critical challenge facing this administration: how to effectively manage the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' land resources with severely limited resources until the lands can be homesteaded.</p>
<p>While we appreciated the opportunity to respond to questions posed by the Star-Advertiser (&quot;Department of Hawaiian Home Lands,&quot; May 5-7), it appears that the complexity of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act caused some of the important information we shared to be left out that, perhaps, would have helped better clarify and frame the challenges facing our department and our beneficiaries. In the interest of providing that clarity, please allow us the opportunity to again share these facts.</p>
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The Star-Advertiser's three-day series this week highlights a critical challenge facing this administration: how to effectively manage the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' land resources with severely limited resources until the lands can be homesteaded.

While we appreciated the opportunity to respond to questions posed by the Star-Advertiser ("Department of Hawaiian Home Lands," May 5-7), it appears that the complexity of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act caused some of the important information we shared to be left out that, perhaps, would have helped better clarify and frame the challenges facing our department and our beneficiaries. In the interest of providing that clarity, please allow us the opportunity to again share these facts. Login for more...



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