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Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Governor David Ige today announced he will not be nominating Jobie Masagatani for another term as head of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

Masagatani will however stay on until the end of the legislative session.

Masagatani has been head of DHHL since 2012. Term limits prevent her from serving beyond May 2020.

Earlier this year, Ige announced that he planned to retain Masagatani.

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Today Hawaiʻi celebrates Prince Kūhiō Day. For some island residents this may just be another day off. But for the hundreds who celebrated this weekend across the island chain, Prince Kūhiō is more than just a holiday. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.



   Month-long celebrations are underway commemorating the life and works of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana’ole.   Born in 1871 on Kaua’i, Kūhiō lived through the overthrow, counter-revolution, and annexation, and served for two decades as the territory of Hawai’i’s delegate to Congress.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.