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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 :: 915 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 :: 651 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 :: 529 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 :: 281 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 :: 1324 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 :: 1031 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 :: 792 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 :: 573 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 :: 607 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 :: 1206 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 :: 560 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 :: 1294 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 :: 1037 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 :: 778 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 :: 981 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 :: 974 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 :: 1017 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 :: 711 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 :: 903 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 :: 797 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 :: 1927 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 :: 560 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 :: 1067 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 :: 2024 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 :: 969 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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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Maui Telescope Begins Making Observations--Thanks to Mayor Arakawa and Maui PD
By Video @ 2:23 AM :: 1362 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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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Save Billionaires Row: Tourism Industry Activists Sue DLNR Over Aquarium Fishing (again)
By Andrew Walden @ 11:25 AM :: 1239 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Small Business, Tourism

...how much will Kona Coast billionaires contribute to these 'non-profits'?....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
SB2331 Will Legislators Give Kaneshiro Crony $50M?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 2169 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement

...What does a drunk rave promoter know about aviation fuel anyway?....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
​Doctors Agonistes: Paradise Lost
By Dr Ed Gutteling, MD @ 5:17 PM :: 1250 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Taxes

...Docs are channeling their inner Rambo: “I love my country! I just want it to love us back.”....

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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 :: 1530 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 :: 2544 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
DoH Orders Shutdown of Unlicensed Drug Treatment Centers
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1125 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Drugs

...Pacific Quest Corp operating two illegal special treatment facilities or therapeutic living programs....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
DoH Forced Dairy Farmer to Give $87K to Anti-GMO Group
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 999 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, GMOs

...$87,000 to the Center for Food Safety....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Ige Approves Mauna Kea Administrative Rules
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 1092 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 :: 1940 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Friday, January 03, 2020
Electric Rates Going Down: HECO, PGV Agree to Dump 'Avoided Cost' Scam
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 1285 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

...For years PGV had been paid on an 'avoided cost' basis, thus preventing consumers from enjoying the benefit of cheap geothermal energy.  This, in turn, makes overpriced wind and solar look good....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
TMT: How We Got Here
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 1717 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
Mauna Kea Total: 8,324 Tickets, 78 arrests
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 725 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 18-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stood at 8,324 citations issued and 78 persons arrested for 143 offenses....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Mauna Kea: Will the United States Lose the Universe?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 1784 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 :: 1720 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 :: 2245 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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Friday, December 20, 2019
Timeline: Hawaii County Council Abandons TMT--Ige Abandons Mauna Kea—Confusion Reigns 
By Andrew Walden @ 1:46 AM :: 1821 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 :: 1460 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 :: 1292 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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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 :: 1452 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Friday, December 13, 2019
17 Weeks on Mauna Kea: 8,031 Tickets, 74 Arrests
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 902 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 17-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 8013 citations issued and 74 persons arrested for 135 offenses....  

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
VIDEO: Mauna Kea Defining Sacred
By Video @ 10:13 PM :: 1848 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 :: 3077 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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Friday, December 06, 2019
This Week on Mauna Kea: 436 Tickets, 2 Arrests
By News Release @ 9:53 AM :: 1039 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 16-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 7677 citations issued and 71 persons arrested for 132 offenses....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Another Week on Mauna Kea: 329 Tickets, 3 Arrests
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1077 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 15-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 7,241 citations issued and 69 persons arrested for 130 offenses....  

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