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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
OIP: OHA PIG Opinion ‘Does not Exist’
By Andrew Walden @ 2:57 PM :: 2930 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OIP says an alleged OIP Opinion-- cited by OHA Trustee Chair Colette Machado as a rationale for a continued investigation of Trustee Keli'i Akina-- does not exist....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
An Interesting Agreement
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 PM :: 4040 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, OHA

...On an idle Wednesday this last week, a thunderclap of a bulletin came across the 5:00 p.m. local news....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
With All Eyes on Mauna Kea, OHA Hands Danner Big Bag of Money
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 3316 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA announced today the selection of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) to administer a $1.66-million grant to provide emergency financial assistance to low-income Native Hawaiians statewide....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Trustee Akina Calls on OHA Board to Reject Unsubstantiated Allegations
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:37 PM :: 3484 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Board refers matter back to investigative committee....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
OHA names Sylvia Hussey as new Chief Executive Officer
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 2056 Views :: OHA

...The board previously hired a professional consultant to help search for a new executive, but Hussey’s time as interim CEO was exceptional, prompting the unanimous action, OHA Chairperson Colette Machado said....

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Monday, November 18, 2019
VIDEO: Panel Discussion Mauna Kea-Defining Sacred
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 5183 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... A TMT Panel Discussion Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM, Hawaii State Capitol ....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
DLNR: Mauna Kea Protesters Trampling Endangered Plants
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 4821 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...In addition to the alleged cutting of these vines, DOCARE officers found evidence that other rare plants have been trampled, either inadvertently or intentionally....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Mauna Kea Administrative Rules: Hot Potato Heading for Ige's Desk
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 4182 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The rules now advance through the remainder of the administrative rules process to Gov. David Ige for final approval....

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Friday, November 8, 2019
OHA Committee Acknowledges It Has No Authority to Discipline Trustee Akina for Speaking Out
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:42 PM :: 3252 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA's P.I.G. issued a report conceding that OHA has "no recourse” to discipline him, and closed the matter....

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
​Fewer years of healthy life for Native Hawaiians, UH study finds
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 3034 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

...Native Hawaiians in Hawaiʻi have a shorter life expectancy compared with other racial/ethnic populations in the state....

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
OHA premieres new Maui water rights film
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 3956 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

...The community event, called E Ola I Ka Wai: Elevating Advocacy to Protect Our Precious Waters, is a partnership between OHA and the Waiwai Collective....

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Monday, November 4, 2019
UH Manoa offers 'Land Acknowledgment' to Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 3664 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...University of Hawaii at Manoa Provost Michael Bruno delivered a formal statement paying tribute to the original inhabitants of the land....

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Monday, November 4, 2019
OHA approves $103,000 in event grants
By News Release @ 1:32 PM :: 1802 Views :: OHA

...The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced the selection of 20 community events that will receive a total of $103,000 from OHA’s ʻAhahui Grants Program....

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Friday, November 1, 2019
Hawaiians & the Economy: We're in The Same Boat as Everyone!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:46 PM :: 4224 Views :: DHHL, Economy, OHA, Cost of Living

...if we work to do good for all people of Hawai'i, we end up helping Hawaiians....

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Friday, November 1, 2019
Full Text: BoR Releases Proposed Maunakea Admin Rules
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 3903 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...public testimony will be heard by the BoR at UH Hilo Wednesday November 6, 2019....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
With Help from Maui Council, Convicted Sovereignty Scammer Keanu Sai Launches ‘Hawaiian Kingdom’ Bond Sales
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 AM :: 6256 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

...there’s only one problem, the bonds have already expired.... 

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Friday, October 25, 2019
RFP: Ala Wai Boat Harbor Development Scheme Comes Back with Big Fat Zero
By News Release @ 6:08 PM :: 3457 Views :: Development, OHA, Tourism
...Two proposals were received for the development of parcels of land at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor on O’ahu. After review, neither of the proposals was selected....
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Saturday, October 19, 2019
OHA Board approves $3 million in grant funding for Hawaiian-focused charter schools
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 2749 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

...Trustees voted today to award Kanu o ka ʻĀina Learning ʻOhana (KALO) with a grant to administer the lion’s share of the $3 million....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Kia'i Chicken? No Response to Telescope Panel Invite
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 3959 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Kyukendall 101, UH Manoa Campus, Friday Oct 18, 2:30 pm....

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
OHA Backs out of Tree-Planting Scheme
By News Release @ 8:06 PM :: 3235 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, OHA

...Our experts estimated that the survival rate of the trees would be just 10 percent....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
UH Regents Plan: Lets Close Down Some Perfectly Good Telescopes
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 4095 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Obviously this is a negotiating position. OHA is demanding decommissioning but wants rent money.  UH offers decommissioning but no money.  Now they have to trade to settle....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Open Letter from astronomy student Naea Stevens
By News Release @ 5:38 AM :: 2902 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

..."I invite my fellow kanaka who support TMT to join me in trying to reach for the stars."....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Ala Wai Development Plan Serves OHA, not Boaters
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 AM :: 4729 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Small Business

...OHA stands to potentially receive a 20% cut of revenues generated from development of so-called ‘ceded lands’-- such as the Ala Wai harbor....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
UH Regents to Discuss Maunakea Rules at UH Hilo
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 3854 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The location of the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents decision-making meeting on the proposed administrative rules for UH managed lands on Maunakea, scheduled for November 6, has been moved to the UH Hilo campus....

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
Responding to Kim: Anti-Telescope Leader Demands 'Lawful Rent'
By Video @ 6:04 PM :: 4979 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...to get the observatories to pay lawful rent...."

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
VIDEO: Imua TMT Panel Discussion at Capitol
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 4537 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Mayor Harry Kim’s TMT plan offers nothing new, supporter says....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
OHA Trustee on Mauna Kea: "Where's the revenue from these Ceded Lands?"
By Selected News Articles @ 10:11 PM :: 4122 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...the Hawai'i Supreme Court ruled that the State of Hawai'i must resolve the claims of Native Hawaiians before selling ceded lands....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Anti-Telescope Rap Video: Swinging Baseball Bat "In the blessed era of Max Holloway"
By Video @ 7:44 PM :: 4348 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... apparently Max Holloway is 'sacred' ....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Mourning the Past Sacrifices the Future
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:17 AM :: 3583 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...It is pretty fun to belong to a cause and feel as if you’re making a difference....

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
My Concern Over Transparency at OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:50 AM :: 3275 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...legislators withheld OHA's funds, contingent upon the completion of a special audit of OHA and its LLCs....

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Monday, September 30, 2019
Mauna Kea: Harry Kim Presents Fluffy Booklet Full of Cash Offers
By Andrew Walden @ 10:05 PM :: 5615 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Will Kim’s book of cash offers be enough to pull the institutional support out from under the telescope protesters camp?....

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Saturday, September 28, 2019
OHA Refuses to Cooperate with Auditor—May Lose Legislative Appropriation to Hide LLC Secrets
By Andrew Walden @ 9:40 PM :: 3887 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Perhaps Trustees don’t want legislators to get a more in-depth view of Trustees’ direct involvement in OHA’s dishonest Act 37 lobbying effort. ...

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Friday, September 27, 2019
Tents, Trash, and Toilets: OHA Funds Make Mauna Kea Protests Possible
By Andrew Walden @ 5:13 AM :: 7846 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Perhaps of interest to the Attorney General, the OHA-funded contracts illegally place the rented equipment on land belonging to DHHL, DLNR, and HDoT....

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
TMT Responds to Poll Showing Supporters Outnumber Opponents by 14%
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 3596 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

""These poll results do not deter or discourage us because we strongly believe they reflect responses to a number of issues beyond TMT."

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Lawsuit Strips TMT of Canary Islands Permit
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 PM :: 8435 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...If the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is not built in Hawaii, it can just go to the Canary Islands, right?  Wrong....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Court Upholds Ethics Comm Ruling Against Rowena Akana
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 2924 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The Commission imposed an administrative penalty of $23,106.53 and referred the matter to the Attorney General for further action....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $1.1 million grant for higher education scholarships
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 2838 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...Between 2010 and 2018, OHA provided more than 2,000 post-secondary education scholarships, totaling more than $5.6 million....

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Telescope Protesters Lead 'Two Minute Hate'
By Andrew Walden @ 8:18 PM :: 4557 Views :: First Amendment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

“In the future, everybody will be Emmanuel Goldstein for 2 minutes.” – Andy Orwell....

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Akina: OHA should disclose Maunakea expenditures
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:44 PM :: 4507 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...I have made a formal request for a statement of these expenditures....

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Mauna Kea: UH board chair calls for peaceful resolution
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 3058 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"... It is my understanding that early attempts at hoʻoponopono to resolve this situation failed. We ask that all sides renew these efforts ...."

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Friday, September 20, 2019
Mauna Kea: Theft Suspect Arrested at Protesters Camp
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 5653 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...The theft offense had been previously reported to police occurring two days prior in Kalapana. The suspect was found in the same tent where six Department of Transportation (DOT) plastic barricades had been located on (August 30). ...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Mauna Kea Press Conference features convicted drug dealer and protester "acquitted due to mental incapacity"
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 10621 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...  They are trying to get the identity of an officer without paying a $5,000 bounty ....

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Ige: Finding a way forward on Mauna Kea, TMT
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 4093 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...I want to work with protest leaders and others to come to a reasonable resolution that ensures safety and respects the law....

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Monday, September 16, 2019
OHA Trustees to Visit Anti-Telescope Protest Site
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 2586 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA

...site visit set for 3 p.m., Thu., Sept. 19....

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Monday, September 16, 2019
Kondo to OHA: I can Subpoena You
By Andrew Walden @ 9:24 PM :: 3374 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...With its LLCs on the line, OHA has already stonewalled one audit—while lying to the legislature about it.  Are they now preparing to stonewall another?....

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Video: Anti-Telescope Activists go to Hawaii County Building, Threaten to 'Arrest' County Officials
By Andrew Walden @ 8:28 PM :: 87418 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...The videos show anti-telescope activists in black tactical vests labelled “HKPO” September 10, 2019 at the Hawaii County Building in Hilo.... 

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Vicious Rumors--Not the First Time
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:29 PM :: 6029 Views :: Agriculture, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

...to the politician who quietly supported us in word but did the opposite in action-- you’ve created this mess....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
OHA Seeks Vendor to Handle $1.66M Cash Giveaway
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 1840 Views :: OHA

...The grant is intended to assist Native Hawaiians statewide, whose incomes are at or below 300 percent of Hawaiʻi Federal Poverty Guidelines....

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Mauna Kea: Ige Hits Back on Flag Tactics
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 4858 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...designed to produce an unnecessary reaction....

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
DLNR: Protesters Rip Out Last Examples of Endangered Plants
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 5161 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...“The destruction of the ʻānunu vine is particularly disturbing, since there may be only five populations of this species still in existence.”....

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