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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
TMT: Time to Reassess Viability of Hawaii Telescope Project
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 154 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 :: 348 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 :: 466 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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Thursday, November 21, 2019
14 Weeks on Mauna Kea: 6,912 Tickets, 66 arrests
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 510 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Police

...but not of protesters....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
US Supreme Court Decision Takes 90% of Mauna Kea from DLNR
By Tom Lodge @ 12:52 AM :: 3317 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment
...As the sheep disappeared, the grasses, vines, and human-tall weeds were encouraged to overcome the mountain....
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Friday, November 15, 2019
DLNR: Mauna Kea Protesters Trampling Endangered Plants
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 1010 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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Friday, November 15, 2019
Mauna Kea: 312 Tickets and One 100 mph police chase
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 741 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The subsequent police pursuit extended 20 miles with the Dodge pickup reaching speeds of 100 mph and at times driving down the center of both lanes of travel....

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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 :: 1018 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 08, 2019
12 Weeks on Mauna Kea: 6,237 Tickets, 60 Arrests
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 607 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway began on August 15.... 

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Friday, November 01, 2019
Full Text: BoR Releases Proposed Maunakea Admin Rules
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 902 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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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Bridge Aina Lea: Will Takings Claim Be Ruled out by Statute of Limitations?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:25 AM :: 928 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Law Enforcement

...State's Amicus Response....

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Mauna Kea Week 10: 428 Tickets, 4 Arrests
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 722 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total for 10-weeks: 5,461 citations issued and 51 persons arrested for 84 offenses....   

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Friday, October 18, 2019
NELHA Economic Impact Estimated
By UHERO @ 4:16 AM :: 613 Views :: Hawaii County , Tax Credits

... NELHA Host Park generates over $100M annually ....

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Nine Weeks on the Mauna: 48 Arrests, 5,033 Tickets
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 708 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 9-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 5033 citations issued and 48 persons arrested for 80 offenses.... 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
UH Regents Plan: Lets Close Down Some Perfectly Good Telescopes
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 1176 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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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
First 'Ohana Zone' Homeless Shelter opens in Hilo
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 669 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness

...There are 25 emergency shelter beds available in the initial phase. At full operation, the shelter will provide 50 emergency shelter beds for single men....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Mauna Kea Speedtrap: Total 4,632 Tickets, 46 Arrests
By News Release @ 10:49 AM :: 877 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 8-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 4,632 citations issued and 46 persons arrested for 74 offenses....

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
UH Regents to Discuss Maunakea Rules at UH Hilo
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 985 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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Friday, October 04, 2019
Anti-Telescope Rap Video: Swinging Baseball Bat "In the blessed era of Max Holloway"
By Video @ 7:44 PM :: 1239 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Nowhere to Hide: Hawaii County Forced to Stop Pretending to 'Recycle' Paper, Plastic
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 1340 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

...As of October 16, 2019, paper and plastics will not be accepted because there are no longer any 3rd world countries willing to let us throw this stuff in their landfills....

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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 :: 2183 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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Friday, September 27, 2019
Tents, Trash, and Toilets: OHA Funds Make Mauna Kea Protests Possible
By Andrew Walden @ 5:13 AM :: 3094 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
Mauna Kea Traffic Enforcement: 717 tickets, 4 Arrests
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 932 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Lawsuit Strips TMT of Canary Islands Permit
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 PM :: 3794 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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Friday, September 20, 2019
Mauna Kea: Theft Suspect Arrested at Protesters Camp
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 2187 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 :: 4191 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 :: 1357 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 :: 874 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA

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

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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 :: 2564 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
Loyal? Retired Hawaii County Police Lieutenant Supports Telescope Protesters
By Video @ 2:30 AM :: 1745 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...Really obvious question: Are police on the Big Island willing to enforce the law against sovereignty activists?....

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Mauna Kea: Ige Hits Back on Flag Tactics
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 1571 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 :: 1907 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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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Mauna Kea: 2,237 Tickets, 24 Arrests
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 802 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

... The combined total of the 4-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi Police Department ....

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Friday, September 06, 2019
DHHL vs OHA on Teardown of Protesters Sacred Shack
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 2043 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Removal efforts were conducted by Hawai’i Department of Transportation (HDOT) personnel, at the request of DHHL....

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Friday, September 06, 2019
UPDATE: Police Demolish 3rd Illegal Structure on 'Sacred' Mauna Kea
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 3369 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA
..."We got a library being built, we got kanakas getting established on their national lands."....
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Thursday, September 05, 2019
Mauna Kea: 1,806 citations, 19 arrests
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 1077 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 3-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 1806 citations issued and 19 persons arrested for 34 offenses. ...

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Thursday, September 05, 2019
Sen Lorraine Inouye: "We are complicit if we don’t do something.”
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 1922 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...what if protesters show up in your community blocking a road because they don’t think they like a certain business or activity? What’s to say they won’t decide to block an airport, harbor or other economic lifeline in your community?....

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Tattered Flags
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:38 PM :: 1775 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... It has been about 6 weeks since this debacle started ....

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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Regents Chair: University Must Lead Effort for Mauna Kea Resolution
By News Release @ 4:50 AM :: 1446 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

"...I hope that the call to this action frees our president to lead in this direction, fortifies those leaders already working toward this end, and inspires other Hawaiʻi leaders, both in our Hawaiian community and in other sectors, to seek the same outcome...."

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Friday, August 30, 2019
DHHL-HDoT: Joint Statement on Mauna Kea Access Road
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 2133 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...Mauna Kea Access Road is under the control and jurisdiction of DOT...."

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Mauna Kea: 16 Arrests, 1240 Tickets
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 1548 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA, Police

...The combined total of the 2-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 1240 citations issued and 16 persons arrested for 29 offenses....

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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Loophole On the Way to the Top of Mauna Kea?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2024 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Criminal laws are still in force, even as to Hawaiian protesters demonstrating on Hawaiian home lands....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Mauna Kea: Police Arrest 7, Issue 610 Citations
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 1500 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA, Police

...Enhanced traffic enforcement efforts will continue on Daniel K. Inouye Highway by Hawaiʻi Police Department for the duration of the ongoing situation....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Governor Ige, It's Time
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 1891 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Open Letter from State Sen. Lorraine Inouye to Governor Ige and Attorney General Connors, August 18, 2019....

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Monday, August 19, 2019
Mauna Kea: Is this all a joke now?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:28 PM :: 2228 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...and a Tweet Momoa sent out a day before this saying that he got run over by a tractor and couldn’t film Aquaman 2....

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Sunday, August 18, 2019
Leadership on the Mauna
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1742 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Politicians

...Leadership entails not only planning for possible obstructions to your chosen plan of action, but also having the resolve to follow through with your plan....

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Saturday, August 17, 2019
“Absolutely never,” says Maui OHA Trustee Hulu Lindsey on TMT
By Selected News Articles @ 5:21 PM :: 1878 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Hulu Lindsey is the only OHA Trustee to be Arrested on Mauna Kea....

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Friday, August 09, 2019
Astronomers Agree to Access Maunakea Through Protest Camp
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 1823 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...This route is unimproved and lined with tents, cars and people. However, pursuant to this agreement, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 the state laid cinder and cones in an attempt to address safety concerns....

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Friday, August 09, 2019
Bridge Aina Lea: Statute of Limitations?
By Robert Thomas @ 12:10 AM :: 1349 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...Here is the motion asking the Hawaii Supreme Court for leave to file an amicus curiae brief (and the proposed brief)....

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Thursday, August 08, 2019
UH Names Chun executive director of Maunakea stewardship
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 1785 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Chun has formal training as a clinical psychologist....

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