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Friday, February 21, 2020
Decommissioning of 2 Maunakea Telescopes Pushed Back to 2023
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 3835 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Submillimeter Observatory and the UH Hilo Hōkū Ke‘a teaching telescope were previously set to be demolished by 2021....

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
VIDEO: Thirty Meter Telescope Supporters Hold Panel Discussion
By Video @ 3:44 AM :: 3425 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA
...Supporters of the planned Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea held a panel discussion on Sunday, February 16, at the Crown Room of the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo....
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
House Approves Budget--Without $65M for Mauna Kea Protests
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 3699 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, OHA

...House cuts funding for TMT enforcement from state budget—Ige Wanted $65M to Not Enforce Law on Mauna Kea....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Nanakuli: From Hardship to Hope
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:45 PM :: 2849 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, OHA

...Diamond Garcia's own journey from hardship to hope is reflective of the challenges many face in his hometown of Nanakuli....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
More 'Sacred' Trash at Mauna Campsite
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 5471 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Kia’i protestors Wong and Perez were quoted as saying in the Tribune-Herald that, “dirty tactics” were being used. Well now that’s rich coming from the protestors....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
After Refusing to Supply Records, OHA Sues State Auditor
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 3324 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...“If OHA has nothing to hide, it should be willing to open its records to the state auditor”. -- Trustee Keli'i Akina ....

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Friday, February 14, 2020
SB3104: OHA to be Given Free 'Affordable' Housing Units?
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 3046 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Cost of Living

...HHFDC to decide how many units go to OHA and/or DHHL.... 

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
HCR37: Will Pro-Telescope Hawaiians be Included on 'Blue Ribbon' Panel?
By News Release @ 1:55 PM :: 3413 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... ask the Governor to appoint Malia Martin and Samuel Wilder King II to the panel ....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
SB42: Protesters trying to legalize anarchy
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 1:35 PM :: 3125 Views :: Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Claiming that lawlessness is in fact "civil disobedience" is in the eye of the beholder, making this law almost impossible to enforce....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
SB42: Block AG's Investigation of Telescope Protesters Funding
By Andrew Walden @ 4:23 PM :: 3337 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...The Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs is set to hear SB42 SD1 today at 1:19pm....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
House-Senate Resolutions call for (yet another) Blue Ribbon Commission on Hawaiian Issues
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 2512 Views :: DHHL, OHA

...asking the Governor to form a blue ribbon commission to examine and establish a reconciliation process relating to past, present and future issues of importance to Native Hawaiians and the State of Hawaiʻi....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
How to Restore OHA's Credibility
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:31 PM :: 2399 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The way OHA has responded to recent events has affected its credibility in the eyes of Hawai’i’s lawmakers and OHA’s own Hawaiian beneficiaries....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Maui Telescope Begins Making Observations--Thanks to Mayor Arakawa and Maui PD
By Video @ 2:23 AM :: 4405 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...here's what happens when the police are allowed to enforce the law....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
OHA Audit: Don’t Let Them Double Up!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2629 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...This deserves an answer....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
India, co-builder of Hawaii telescope, wants it shifted out of proposed site
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 3972 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Representatives from member countries are expected to convene in Los Angeles in February to decide on project modalities....

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Monday, January 20, 2020
TMT Supporters Help Clean Up Protest Camp After Photos Expose Messy Mauna
By Selected News Articles @ 12:39 AM :: 5325 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...TMT Protest Site on Maunakea Left Covered in Trash....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Ige Approves Mauna Kea Administrative Rules
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 3472 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

“...It is now time to utilize these rules to address the issues with excessive traffic that have been raised, as well as to issue new permits for commercial tour operations....”

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Friday, January 10, 2020
A Native Hawaiian’s response to SACNAS letter implying Native Hawaiian culture opposes TMT
By Video @ 12:41 AM :: 4283 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...from Tyler Trent, Native Hawaiian physics student....

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Thursday, January 9, 2020
OHA's First Cover-up of 2020
By Video @ 3:39 AM :: 2776 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The New Year's Barely Started & There's Already A Cover-Up at OHA....

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Crooks Cry Racism: Debunking OHA’s Audit Excuses
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 AM :: 4418 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...We at Hawai’i Free Press only needed 30 minutes to write this point-by-point rebuttal.  Yes.  It is that easy....

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Sunday, January 5, 2020
OHA Sacrifices $3.2M to Hide Lawyer’s Conflict of Interest?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:23 PM :: 5830 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Former OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe is gone and OHA claims Crabbe’s departure shows the agency is cleaning up.  But the Board lawyer who signed off on everything is still in place....

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Sunday, January 5, 2020
Pro-Telescope Rallies Set
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 2634 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...January 5 and 6, 2020 in Waikiki and Jan 11 Panel Discussion in Nanakuli....

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Thursday, January 2, 2020
Legislative Agenda: OHA to Parlay Mauna Kea Protests into Control of BLNR, LUC
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 3594 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...ensuring that four members of both the Land Use Commission and the Board of Land and Natural Resources are selected from lists submitted to the Governor by OHA....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
DLNR, TPL Buy Forest Surrounding OHA's Waimea Valley
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 2885 Views :: Environment, OHA

...DLNR-DOFAW and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) have completed the purchase of 3,716 acres – the upper Waimea watershed – from Dole....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
State Auditor Suspends OHA Audit Over Refusal to Release Records
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:16 AM :: 3336 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Trustees Machado, Lee Admit Refusing to Provide Unredacted Minutes to Auditor....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
TMT: How We Got Here
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 4150 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...thirteen years of jumping through hoops....

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Sunday, December 29, 2019
Caught: OHA Audit Report Secrets Revealed
By Video @ 1:01 PM :: 2993 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Watch This For A Quick Run-Down & Where You Can See It For Yourself....

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Sunday, December 29, 2019
Don't Sweep OHA Audit Under the Rug
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:32 AM :: 3048 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...There are serious questions which must now be answered....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Mauna Kea: Will the United States Lose the Universe?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 4124 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Yes.  There is more at stake than OHA's money grab....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Mayor Kim, Protesters Agree to Remove Last Tent from Mauna Kea Access Road -- Until End of February
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 4849 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...This 'agreement' helps everybody EXCEPT the telescope....

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
Mauna Kea Protest Shows Need for a Return to Elected County Sheriffs
By Andrew Walden @ 1:10 PM :: 5512 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Hawaii History, OHA, Police

...Hawaii lost its elected county sheriffs as a result of the Massie case....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Feds: State Historic Preservation Division now only Medium Risk
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 4252 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, OHA

...NPS, which administers federal funds to SHPD, designated SHPD a high-risk recipient in 2009....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Contradiction: While Funding Telescope Protests, OHA Gives UH $1.1M for Science Scholarships
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 2426 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...OHA approved today the selection of the UH Mānoa Native Hawaiian Science & Engineering Mentorship Program to administer a $1.1 million grant for higher education scholarships for Native Hawaiian students....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Timeline: Hawaii County Council Abandons TMT--Ige Abandons Mauna Kea—Confusion Reigns 
By Andrew Walden @ 1:46 AM :: 4168 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Now that the Telescope is off the table. "The police are going to come heavy handed Dec 26 with enforcement and they going to clear all the tents from the highway."  The police will only be allowed to do this because it does not settle the telescope issue .... 

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Thursday, December 19, 2019
TMT: State and County have not Demonstrated they are able to Provide Safe Access to Mauna Kea
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 3704 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...For us, this dates all the way back to our groundbreaking in October 2014 and subsequent attempts to begin construction in April and June 2015 and in July 2019....

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Thursday, December 19, 2019
VIDEO: Ige pulls state law enforcement from Mauna Kea
By Video @ 4:37 PM :: 3572 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...on the access road about 30 protesters chanted and danced....

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Why You Should Mahalo OHA Trustee Keli'i Akina
By Video @ 11:52 PM :: 2851 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...He's the only one that got the forensic audit done...."

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Monday, December 16, 2019
Hilo Panel Discussion: Culture and Science can Coexist on the Mauna
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 3802 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Dec 21, 2019 2-4PM at the Grand Naniloa Hotel, Hilo....

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
OIP Strips Back OHA Censorship
By Andrew Walden @ 8:51 PM :: 3799 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

...OIP deconstructs OHA insiders’ latest gambit in their flagging attempt to silence dissident Trustee Keli’i Akina....

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
VIDEO: Mauna Kea Defining Sacred
By Video @ 10:13 PM :: 4877 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Religion
  • Navigator/Captain/Educator Kaelpa Baybayan
  • Attorney/Educator/Cultural Practitioner Kimo Stone
  • Former Trustee of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Peter Apo
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
TMT: Time to Reassess Viability of Hawaii Telescope Project
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 5361 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...after more than a decade of working with the community and a multimillion dollar investment into Hawaii's economy, TMT must now reassess the viability of building a telescope in Hawaii.... 

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Witch Hunt: UH Manoa seeking nominations for commission to address racism and bias on campus
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 3948 Views :: First Amendment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...to reflect on how we have responded as a community to challenging and sometimes polarizing issues, including but not limited to TMT...."

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Sunday, December 8, 2019
How OHA Lawyers Hid $200K Procurement Violation
By Andrew Walden @ 8:38 PM :: 4574 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Are there other items fraudulently deleted from the check registers?....

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Friday, December 6, 2019
OIP: OHA’s PIG is a Dead Duck
By Andrew Walden @ 11:58 PM :: 4539 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

...Responding to questions about OHA Trustee Chair Colette Machado’s imaginary “OIP Opinion”....

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Friday, December 6, 2019
OHA offering $250,000 in grants to nonprofits
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 1857 Views :: OHA

...one-year grant awards for projects that benefit the Native Hawaiian community and align with the agency’s broad strategic priority areas....

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Red Flags: An Analysis of the Independent Audit of OHA and its LLCs
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:50 PM :: 4150 Views :: OHA

“...People ask why I care so much about auditing OHA. It's because there are Hawaiians who need housing, jobs, education, and healthcare...." 

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
OHA Admits LLC Audit "observed indicators of potential fraud"
By News Release @ 11:05 PM :: 2907 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...As the sample was judgmentally selected, it is inappropriate to extrapolate sample results across all OHA contracts and disbursements during the review period...." -- OHA

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
OHA Seeks Volunteer Board Manager to Oversee LLC
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 2887 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... will be one of a board of three appointed managers, is expected to direct and oversee the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of Hi`ilei Aloha LLC ....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
OHA Policy Should Not Discourage Trustees from Speaking Out
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:35 PM :: 3400 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

...On November 12, the editors of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser urged OHA to scrap its 'one voice’ policy....

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Thursday, November 28, 2019
OHA: Who Pulled a Fast One While No One's Looking?
By Video @ 3:29 PM :: 3806 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Trustees Latest Sneaky Move Is Another Blow To Transparency....

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