Historic preservation office spent job money on cars, iPads

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i’s historic preservation agency was given more than $600,000 by the Legislature in the past year to beef up staff in order to avoid losing its federal certification.

But the State Historic Preservation Division didn’t spend any of that money on new hires. Instead it bought iPads and new cars and extended the contract of a private company.

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