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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Ige: Mauna Kea the Cornerstone for US Astronomy
By Video @ 10:08 PM :: 458 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 01, 2020
Akina for OHA: TMT Yes with Pono Management
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:34 PM :: 408 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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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Feds Indict Three Hilo Jail Guards for Beating up Inmate
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 355 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

...A lawsuit was filed in Hilo Circuit Court in 2017 alleging essentially the same set of facts on the same date....

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Thursday, June 18, 2020
Public input sought on decommissioning of Maunakea telescope
By News Release @ 5:24 AM :: 541 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 :: 668 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, June 04, 2020
HD5 Rep Creagan Withdraws from Race for Reelection
By Andrew Walden @ 10:20 PM :: 620 Views :: Hawaii County , Politicians

...Creagan made his unannounced move June 3, 2020—the last day for withdrawals and one day after the deadline to file....

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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 :: 810 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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Saturday, May 23, 2020
BLNR Rejects Aquarium Fishing EIS
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 559 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Small Business

...The over 2000-page EIS had been produced by a group of ten West Hawaiʻi aquarium fishers and the National Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, on their proposal to ask the DLNR to issue permits to the ten aquarium fishers....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Restructuring of Maunakea management will provide greater accountability and transparency
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 679 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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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
​Peter K. Kubota Sworn In as New Circuit Court Judge of the Third Circuit
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 671 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...For the first time in state history, a judicial swearing-in ceremony was conducted by videoconference and broadcast live on the Judiciary’s YouTube channel....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
DLNR Begins Review of Mauna Kea Management Plan
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 537 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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Thursday, May 14, 2020
VIDEO: Three DOCARE Cops Wrestle Beachgoer to Ground
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 1470 Views :: Hawaii County , Tourism, COVID-19

...that'll stop the virus....

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020
COVID Wipes Out 69% of Jobs on Maui
By UHERO @ 9:45 PM :: 1777 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...total job reductions between January and April in Honolulu county were 34% of full-time jobs and 41% of part-time. These numbers were much higher on Hawaii (50% and 67%), Maui (69% and 68%), and Kauai (56% and 62%)....

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Saturday, May 02, 2020
Court Orders FAA Clampdown on Helicopter Tours over National Parks
By Court House News @ 4:32 PM :: 940 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tourism

...Friday’s ruling says the agencies must bring 23 national parks into compliance with commercial air tour regulations.... 

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Big Island Hospitals Re-open Elective Surgeries, Outpatient Services
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 1007 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, COVID-19

...Clinics and outpatient services, such as imaging and rehabilitation services, were significantly reduced last month and elective procedures were ceased in order to limit the spread of COVID-19....

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Sunday, April 26, 2020
Harry Kim Pulls Papers to Run for Reelection
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 1056 Views :: Hawaii County , Politicians

...Kim, 80, had previously expressed uncertainty about his reelection plans....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
New management structure for Maunakea proposed to regents
By News Release @ 6:39 AM :: 1100 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Friday, April 17, 2020
Judge Orders Habitat Protection for 14 Hawaii Species
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 850 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Environment

...The rare species, which are now required to receive protection no later than Feb. 29, 2024, include 12 plants, one anchialine pool shrimp and a picture-wing fly....

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Friday, April 17, 2020
Hawaii County Police 162 Arrested or Cited for Stay-at-Home Violations
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 968 Views :: Hawaii County , Police, COVID-19

...The Hawaiʻi Police Department three week combined total enforcement stands at 162 individual offenses (40 arrests, 115 citations issued, and 7 additional cases)....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
COVID Cluster at Two Kailua-Kona McDonalds
By News Release @ 6:13 AM :: 716 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, COVID-19

...We have closed our Kona Commons and McDonald’s of Walmart Kona locations for deep cleaning....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Economist unpacks disruptions to Kauai, Hawaii Island real estate
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 1171 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...Paul Brewbaker shares his COVID-19 analysis and forecast with a joint meeting of three boards of REALTORS®....

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Remove GE Tax from Medical Practices to Save Private MDs
By Video @ 4:12 PM :: 812 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Taxes, COVID-19

...We have a 44% shortage of physicians on the Big Island....

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Monday, April 06, 2020
Livestream Panel: Uniting TMT and Maunakea
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 646 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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Friday, April 03, 2020
Bridge Aina Lea: What Constitutes Loss?
By Robert Thomas @ 12:07 AM :: 579 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...The opinion also adds to the growing confusion about whether the regulatory takings doctrine deals with use or value....  

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Thursday, April 02, 2020
Mayor Kim Suspends Plastic Bag Ban to Stop Spread of COVID-19
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 1068 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, COVID-19

...to discourage the introduction of germs or the virus into stores that could be present on personal reusable bags....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
First Arrest for COVID Stay-at-Home Violation? HSTA Member from Anti-Vaxxer School
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 1499 Views :: Hawaii County , Police, COVID-19

...she went to a residence, threw a rock at a window and started an argument with occupants of the home, which violated a court order--COVID violation becomes a tack-on charge....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Telescope: Hawaii State Supreme Court Affirmed Sacred Beliefs Not Applicable
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 1295 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 :: 1072 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Hawaii County Seeks to Fill Vacancies on Redistricting Commission
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 590 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...One resident from each of the County’s nine Council districts is needed to fill the Commission vacancies. The commission needs to be appointed and confirmed by July 1, 2020....

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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 :: 2085 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 :: 1491 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 :: 1249 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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Monday, March 09, 2020
EPA requiring closures of 12 Big Isle cesspools
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 968 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Small Business

...EPA inspectors identified multi-unit residential buildings illegally discharging wastewater into eleven cesspools in Kealakekua, Hawaii....

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Monday, March 09, 2020
Money News: OHA files motion for summary judgement in Maunakea lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 990 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...work towards a solution that included balancing their fiduciary duties to the Native Hawaiian community with their primary focus – building telescopes on the mauna....

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Friday, March 06, 2020
Protesters Return to Mauna Kea
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 1614 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... 10am Saturday, March 7, 2020 ....

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Thursday, March 05, 2020
Japan Reduces TMT Funding
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 915 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...The government of Japan reduced its budget allocation for the TMT project in Japanese FY2020 (April, 2020 to March, 2021) due to the stalemate of the construction in Hawaii...."

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Is Allowing the Anti-Telescope Blockade Ethical?
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 1739 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The Hawaii County Ethics Board is planning an investigation into non-enforcement of the law at the Mauna Kea Access Road....

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Illegal Aquarium Fishers Busted Near Billionaires Row
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 1427 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...illegally stealing fish which exist for the viewing pleasure of billionaires....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Gap Between Buying & Renting Narrows on Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 AM :: 1116 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii County's median listing price decreased by 10%....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Decommissioning of 2 Maunakea Telescopes Pushed Back to 2023
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 1399 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 :: 1332 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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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Bridge Aina Lea: 9th Circuit Takes Developer's Last Dollar
By Robert Thomas @ 2:44 AM :: 1415 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...the District Court had awarded nominal compensation ($1), after the jury concluded that the State of Hawaii took Aina Lea's property....

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Third Circuit (Hawaii island) Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 12:48 AM :: 1031 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...The Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii island) is seeking applications for independent grand jury counsel for Hilo and Kona....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
House Approves Budget--Without $65M for Mauna Kea Protests
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 1309 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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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Office of Mauna Kea Management Cleans Mountain (again)
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 1031 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education

...Volunteers helped pull invasive plants around the Visitors Information Station, while also learning to identify seedlings of native species sprouting near the parking lot....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
More 'Sacred' Trash at Mauna Campsite
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 2429 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
Ige to Select Nominee for 3rd Circuit Court Hilo
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 792 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...The position has been vacant since the retirement of Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura in November 2019....

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Saturday, February 08, 2020
HCR37: Will Pro-Telescope Hawaiians be Included on 'Blue Ribbon' Panel?
By News Release @ 1:55 PM :: 1388 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 08, 2020
NELHA: Feds Bust Money Laundering Scheme at Heart of De-Sal Water Bottler
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 2326 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Tax Credits

...concealed from Koyo the fact that one of its upper level managers was an owner of the sham pass-through companies....

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Saturday, February 08, 2020
Makuu: Homeless Move onto Abandoned DHHL Leaseholds, Set up Auto Junkyard
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 1300 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Homelessness

...Over the past six months, the Department has removed unpermitted structures, unauthorized campers, and abandoned vehicles from Kalaeloa, Anahola, Hanapepe, King’s Landing, and other locations statewide....

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