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Saturday, October 23, 2021
BLNR to Rule on Whether UH Missed Deadline to Break Ground on TMT
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 739 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... BLNR will rule on a petition for declaratory orders from parties from the 2016-17 Thirty-Meter Telescope permit contested case ....

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Friday, October 8, 2021
VIDEO: UH Virtual Forum on Maunakea Master Plan
By Video @ 8:44 PM :: 663 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... About 55 questions were submitted and answered during the two hour livestream hosted by Marisa Yamane ....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
Supreme Court Allows Investigation of Anti-Telescope Group
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 1162 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement

... In a unanimous 5-0 decision, the Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruled that the Hawai‘i Attorney General was fully authorized to issue a subpoena to obtain the bank records of the non-profit organization KAHEA ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Public input requested for new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 7:48 PM :: 1069 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... the draft is going to the UH Board of Regents for review and possibly further changes before final approval, which is expected in early 2022 ....

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Monday, August 23, 2021
No Land for TMT on La Palma: Spanish Court Revokes Telescope License (again)
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 2379 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... a judge of the High Court of Justice of the Canary Islands has revoked the concession of public forest land to the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) ....

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Mauna Kea Working Group Creates Webpage, Working on Report to the Legislature
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 1186 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... MKWG is to present recommendations for a new governance and management structure for Mauna Kea to the Legislature by December 31, 2021 ....

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Sunday, June 20, 2021
State Supreme Court: With Environmentalism Anybody Can Veto Affordable Housing
By Robert Thomas @ 4:54 AM :: 1913 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Greenmail, Judiciary, Land Use

... Anyone Claiming That An Affordable Housing Project Might Impact Their Property Interests In A "Clean And Healthful Environment" Has Standing To Object ....

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Saturday, June 5, 2021
Maunakea telescope one step closer to decommissioning
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 1511 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, one of five Maunakea telescopes that the University of Hawaiʻi says will be removed from the summit ....

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Saturday, May 29, 2021
Telescope Protesters Challenge DLNR Approval of 'initiation of work'
By News Release @ 10:31 AM :: 2524 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... UH notified the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) on April 28, 2021, that work/construction on the TMT project was initiated in 2019 based on project activities in June and July of that year ....

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Mauna Kea: 'Tell Canada to Stop Being Racist'
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 6:44 PM :: 1657 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... new requirement to be the imposition of racist, neo-colonial requirements on our society ....

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Saiki Names Mauna Kea Working Group Members
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 1808 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

.... Saiki selected Representative Mark M. Nakashima, Chair of the Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee (District 1 – Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo) to serve as Chair of the working group ....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory Decommissioning Update
By News Release @ 5:47 AM :: 1657 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... Caltech hopes to have its plans approved by early 2022, which would enable the physical deconstruction and restoration to begin by summer 2022 ....

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Friday, April 9, 2021
Mauna Kea Working Group Nominations Extended
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 2993 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The House of Representatives has extended the nomination deadline for Native Hawaiian persons who wish to serve on the Mauna Kea Working Group from April 5, 2021 to April 26, 2021 ....

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
DLNR: Court Ruling Balances Municipal Water Needs with Protection of East Maui Streams
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 1699 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Greenmail, OHA

...“This is a classic balancing”, the court ruled, “and the court is persuaded and finds and concludes that applying the applicable law…it was not unreasonable for the BLNR to balance these considerations as it did.”...

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Thursday, March 11, 2021
Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 AM :: 3685 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

... BASF has been trying to break in to the US sunscreen market for nearly 20 years.  They have been blocked by protectionist FDA stalling ....  

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Nominations Open for Participants in Mauna Kea Working Group
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 1703 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... a working group to include seven (7) members who are Native Hawaiian to be nominated by Native Hawaiian groups, organizations, or communities to be appointed by the Speaker of the House ....

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
UH: 'Astronomy at Significant Risk' from Saiki's Half-baked Plan
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 2347 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"... Similar ideas have been previously proposed in the legislature in past years with no result. This has created uncertainty and concern amongst the existing observatories and their national and international non-profit owners/sponsors regarding matters critical to their futures ...."

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
VIDEO: Saiki Calls for UH to Give up Mauna Kea
By Video @ 3:48 AM :: 1872 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... Package Deal?  Saiki, Hanabusa Launch Attack on State Auditor to Save OHA’s Dirty Secrets ....

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Monday, February 1, 2021
Lawsuit: OHA Employee Beaten up by Sovereignty Activists
By Selected News Articles @ 8:54 PM :: 3549 Views :: Kauai County, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

... Davis Price was admitted to Kaiser Hospital Emergency Room for evaluation. He was diagnosed with two broken ribs, and multiple contusions ....

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Sunday, January 31, 2021
Kawailoa Windfarm: Island Insurance Pays $250K to Kill Bats
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 2030 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Greenmail

... due to the unexpectedly higher take of `ōpe`ape`a (bat) at the project and discovery of two `ua`u (petrel) fatalities ....

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Friday, January 29, 2021
ICA Decision: Telescope Wins Again
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 1916 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement

... ICA affirmed a lower court decision finding that the chief of the Hawaii County Police Department had the authority to request aid from Maui County Police Department and the Honolulu Police Department ....

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Saturday, January 23, 2021
"25 Years of PASH"
By Robert Thomas @ 11:00 AM :: 1683 Views :: Greenmail, Land Use

... in the PASH case the Hawaii Supreme Court concluded that subject to certain qualifications, the Hawaii Constitution allows native Hawaiians to exercise traditional practices, even on private property ....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
DLNR Evaluates Mauna Kea Management Plan
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1997 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"... 2033, the expiration of the existing state lease .... "

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Ethics Board: Harry Kim Violated 'Fair Treatment' Rules by Letting Telescope Protesters Violate Laws
By Andrew Walden @ 10:54 PM :: 2018 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education

... Will an Hawaii County Board of Ethics decision help Hawaii County's new mayor chart a new course for law enforcement at the Mauna Kea telescope protest site? ....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Mauna Kea: Is it an ethics violation if Mayor Harry Kim’s politically favored ‘protesters’ are allowed to break the law with impunity?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:24 AM :: 3016 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...Harry Kim won’t be mayor much longer....  

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Saturday, October 17, 2020
Nobel Prize Winner Talks About TMT Challenges 
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 2415 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... “Having two disparate points of view is ultimately the way of finding a more creative solution. What I hope ultimately is having a better collaboration between the scientific community and the native Hawaiians will help us arrive at a solution that's right for all of humanity.” ....

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Friday, October 16, 2020
Regents appoint Maunakea Planning Task Group
By News Release @ 4:40 AM :: 2347 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The group will make recommendations to the board ....

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
Telescope Backs Waiakea HS STEM Program
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 2222 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...With only a few working computers left, it was time to reach out for help.... 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Feds Have Funds: Want to Talk to Telescope Protesters About Money
By News Release @ 12:54 PM :: 2940 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... OHA Negotiating Position: “$50 million per year” ....

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Maunakea internal management restructuring approved by regents
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 2068 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... BOR approved a revised plan to restructure the internal management of UH-managed lands on Maunakea ....

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
Pro-Telescope Voter Guide
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 6:33 PM :: 4436 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Office of Elections, OHA

...Here is the Imua TMT's latest voter guide. We have compiled a list of candidates and many of their stances on the TMT....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
COVID: UH Activists Dream of Exploiting Housing Crisis
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 1763 Views :: Greenmail, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... the Supply-Demand Connection They Won’t Talk About at UH: Hawaii’s artificial restriction of land supply has profited KSBE, A&B and other major landowners by making housing unaffordable for middle class and working class families.  Greenmail protests and litigation by OHA, sovereignty activists and enviro groups shapes the land-use environment and drives young families out of Hawaii ....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Telescope Protester Arrested in Hilo Home Depot zip-tie hoax
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 3461 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Once all three parking lot entrances were blocked, Glendon was observed walking around the parking lot with a “Lei O Mano,” which is a Hawaiian shark tooth war club....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
EPA: Waters Around Two Hawaii Beaches Impaired by Plastic Pollution
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 2007 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

...Next Step: Federally-mandated state-funded beachcombing as an act of pennance in the eco-religion....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
VIDEO: TMT Remains Committed to Finding a Way Forward in Hawaii
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 12:27 AM :: 2380 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... construction will probably not happen this year or through the upcoming winter season ....

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Ige: Mauna Kea the Cornerstone for US Astronomy
By Video @ 10:08 PM :: 2467 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

" ... the fate of the Thirty Meter Telescope really coincides with the entire astronomy industry in the United States...." --Ige

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Akina for OHA: TMT Yes with Pono Management
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:34 PM :: 2653 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Like many Hawaiians, I believe there is room on the Mauna for both science and the sacred.  But we must protect the environment and honor the culture.  With pono management, the presence of world class scientific equipment will benefit Hawaiians and all people through advances in education, jobs, economic opportunity, and global competitiveness.”....

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Thursday, June 18, 2020
Public input sought on decommissioning of Maunakea telescope
By News Release @ 5:24 AM :: 2248 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is seeking public input on the decommissioning of the Hōkū Keʻa telescope on the summit of Maunakea....

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
Regents to consider new Maunakea internal management structure
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 2420 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents will consider the UH Hilo internal restructuring plan for management operations of Maunakea lands at the board’s upcoming June 18 monthly meeting....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Latest Poll Shows 2-1 Margin in Support of TMT on Maunakea
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 2343 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education

...61 percent of Hawaii residents support moving ahead with construction of TMT, with 32 percent opposed....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Restructuring of Maunakea management will provide greater accountability and transparency
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 2422 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The regents are expected to vote on the new internal management structure at their May 21 meeting....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
DLNR Begins Review of Mauna Kea Management Plan
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 2265 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...the department is launching an independent evaluation of the University of Hawai‘i’s (UH) compliance with the Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP)....

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Monday, May 4, 2020
Supreme Livestream: Maui Water Rights Case
By Robert Thomas @ 10:09 PM :: 2490 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail, Judiciary, OHA

...Hawaii Supreme Court Livestream Oral Argument In Water Rights, Admin Law Case (Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 10am HT)....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
New management structure for Maunakea proposed to regents
By News Release @ 6:39 AM :: 2939 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...four options, all dealing with the master lease.....

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Monday, April 6, 2020
Livestream Panel: Uniting TMT and Maunakea
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 2332 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Imua TMT is running another panel at the special request of UC Riverside this Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 9 AM Hawaii time....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Telescope: Hawaii State Supreme Court Affirmed Sacred Beliefs Not Applicable
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 3289 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...Petitioners and Opposing Intervenors claim broadly that their beliefs should give them veto power over any proposes land use on Mauna Kea. The law does not support that view...."

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Imua TMT Panel Discussion -- Live and Interactive
By Video @ 10:03 PM :: 2766 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... VIDEO: The March 22, 2020, Imua TMT Panel Discussion on TMT YouTube ....

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Saturday, March 14, 2020
OHA in Court: ‘Mauna Kea Must be a Money-Maker for Us’
By Andrew Walden @ 12:14 AM :: 3877 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...OHA demands UH charge Mauna Kea telescopes "a reasonably competitive rent"....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
NYT: Telescope Puts $850M on Table
By Selected News Articles @ 7:55 PM :: 3207 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...American Astronomy’s Future Goes on Trial in Washington....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Why astronomy on Mauna Kea is not a desecration but a duty
By Selected News Articles @ 5:42 PM :: 2922 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The Master Lease awarding management of the Mauna Kea Science Reserve to the University of Hawaii will expire in 2033. It seems to me that any decision about individual facilities should wait until the issue of who will manage the mountain next is resolved....

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