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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 :: 138 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 :: 696 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 :: 209 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 :: 329 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 :: 676 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 09, 2019
Ala Wai Development Plan Serves OHA, not Boaters
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 AM :: 860 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 09, 2019
UH Regents to Discuss Maunakea Rules at UH Hilo
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 396 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 05, 2019
Responding to Kim: Anti-Telescope Leader Demands 'Lawful Rent'
By Video @ 6:04 PM :: 1152 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Saturday, October 05, 2019
VIDEO: Imua TMT Panel Discussion at Capitol
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 911 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Friday, October 04, 2019
OHA Trustee on Mauna Kea: "Where's the revenue from these Ceded Lands?"
By Selected News Articles @ 10:11 PM :: 839 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 04, 2019
Anti-Telescope Rap Video: Swinging Baseball Bat "In the blessed era of Max Holloway"
By Video @ 7:44 PM :: 711 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Friday, October 04, 2019
Mourning the Past Sacrifices the Future
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:17 AM :: 694 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 02, 2019
My Concern Over Transparency at OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:50 AM :: 693 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 :: 1361 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 :: 1061 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 :: 1778 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 :: 759 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 :: 3070 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 :: 675 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 :: 565 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 :: 1021 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 :: 1162 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 :: 556 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 :: 1485 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 :: 3399 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 :: 819 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 :: 538 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 :: 1254 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 :: 1691 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 :: 1669 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 :: 503 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 :: 1031 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 :: 1364 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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Sunday, September 08, 2019
Legal Fees: OHA Lawyers Bill 15 Times Higher
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 PM :: 2093 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...One experienced downtown attorney tells Hawai’i Free Press he has never before seen a “no position” filing in response to a motion for legal fees....

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Friday, September 06, 2019
DHHL vs OHA on Teardown of Protesters Sacred Shack
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 1516 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 :: 2788 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
Sen Lorraine Inouye: "We are complicit if we don’t do something.”
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 1512 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 :: 1331 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 :: 1015 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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Saturday, August 31, 2019
OHA: Crabbe Spent Last Month in Office Hiding From Auditors
By Andrew Walden @ 9:53 PM :: 1728 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Crabbe managed to hide from Auditors who were present at OHA HQ June 3 through June 14, 2019....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
DHHL-HDoT: Joint Statement on Mauna Kea Access Road
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 1452 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 :: 1100 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 :: 1527 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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Saturday, August 24, 2019
With All Eyes on Mauna Kea, OHA, KSBE Insiders Make a Quick Grab for $6.7M
By Andrew Walden @ 9:33 PM :: 3650 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...But instead of being rushed into rubber-stamping an obvious insider deal, Trustees Keli’i Akina, Carmen Hulu Lindsey, and Kalei Akaka voted ‘No.’....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
UH Regents reschedule action on Maunakea administrative rules to November
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 916 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The board will take up the rules on November 6 at a special meeting on the UH West Oʻahu campus....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Mauna Kea: Police Arrest 7, Issue 610 Citations
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 1116 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
Pro-Telescope Rally Set for Thursday
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 923 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...IMUA TMT RALLY This Thursday August 22 @ 5pm STATE CAPITOL....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Governor Ige, It's Time
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 1521 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 :: 1852 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 :: 1305 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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