A bill aimed at putting more Hawaiians on homestead land clears key committee

  • Patrick Kahawaiolaa, president of the Keaukaha Community Association, sits at Keaukaha Beach Park in 2021. Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald file photo

The unanimous passage Thursday of a bill that would appropriate $600 million to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands by a House-Senate conference committee was met with applause and fanfare.