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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 :: 443 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 :: 285 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 :: 261 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 :: 342 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 :: 1110 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 :: 1224 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 :: 292 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 :: 634 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 :: 821 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 :: 1704 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 :: 1132 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 :: 1999 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 :: 1139 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 :: 1055 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 :: 744 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 :: 1422 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 :: 1035 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 :: 826 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 :: 1192 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 :: 3337 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 :: 726 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 :: 863 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 :: 725 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 :: 1206 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 :: 1575 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 :: 1029 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 :: 1296 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 :: 1264 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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Thursday, August 08, 2019
UH Names Chun executive director of Maunakea stewardship
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 1261 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Thursday, August 08, 2019
After Years of Illegality, OHA LLCs Hand over Check Registers—Trustees Repeal Nepotism Clause
By Andrew Walden @ 11:08 PM :: 2601 Views :: OHA

...search the record yourself—who are the “beneficiaries” of the OHA “friends and family plan”?.... 

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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Canary Island Enviros -- Hawaii Inspires us to Block Telescope from OUR Islands
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 1207 Views :: Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...The Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) claims to have a backup site on the Canary Island of La Palma, an argument used to put pressure on the Hawaiian authorities, but that has now turned against them when used by TMT opponents...."

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Sunday, August 04, 2019
OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $3 million charter school grant (again)
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 995 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Flashback 2017: Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds....

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Sunday, August 04, 2019
Trustee: OHA Should be a Center of Influence Peddling
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 1093 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...you will work there around 5 years or so, building your networks and resume then go on to the private sector....

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Saturday, August 03, 2019
1880: King Kalakaua Calls for Observatory to be Built in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 3047 Views :: Greenmail, Hawaii History, Higher Education, OHA

...In 1884 the five-inch refractor was installed in a dome constructed above Pauahi Hall.... 

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Thursday, August 01, 2019
9th Circuit Rejects Race-Based Voting on Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 786 Views :: National News, OHA

...case echoes Rice v Cayetano....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
OHA Needs a Culture of Transparency
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:15 PM :: 753 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Is there something to hide?....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Pro-Telescope Rally Set for Thursday
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 771 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

... IMUA TMT RALLY -- This Thursday August 1 @ 5pm, STATE CAPITOL ....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Lassner: My Biggest Concern--'The Fabric of the University'
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 952 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...TMT now represents a huge source of friction in our work to become a model indigenous-serving university and Hawaiian Place of Learning....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
DLNR Extends Telescope Permit--Ige Cancels 'Emergency'
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 911 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Higher Education, OHA

...This morning, at the request of TMT, the University of Hawaiʻi asked for a two-year extension of the Conservation District Use permit deadline for the initiation of construction. The Department of Land and Natural Resources granted this extension until Sept. 26, 2021....

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Monday, July 29, 2019
OHA Anti-Telescope Activism Begins With Rejection of Cayetano-Era 'Settlement'
By Andrew Walden @ 9:20 PM :: 2440 Views :: Greenmail, OHA

...In 1999, the state offered OHA $250 million and ownership of revenue-producing lands to settle the claims, but bickering trustees turned it down....

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Monday, July 29, 2019
Native Claims: How Alaska Found a Settlement
By Selected News Articles @ 9:16 PM :: 1398 Views :: Greenmail, Hawaii History, OHA

...Here is the story of what Alaskans did, (and Hawaii did not) as told by former Alaska Governor and US Interior Secretary Walter J. Hickel....

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Friday, July 26, 2019
Maunakea Rules: UH Regents Move Meeting to Aug 30
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 1548 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The administrative rules were previously scheduled to be heard at a BOR meeting on July 18 and was rescheduled to August 22. The August 22 meeting was rescheduled in an effort to accommodate increased public interest on the proposed rules ....

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Friday, July 26, 2019
Trustee Keli'i Akina Urges OHA to Recognize its Duty to Native Hawaiians Who Support TMT
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:32 PM :: 1056 Views :: First Amendment, OHA

"...Officially, OHA takes no position on the site or construction of the TMT.  Accordingly, OHA should affirm the rights of all Hawaiians to express themselves, both those who oppose the TMT and those who support it...." 

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Friday, July 26, 2019
OHA Trustees Call on Ige to Rescind Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 1050 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Regardless of your position on the Thirty Meter Telescope....

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Imua TMT: Video from Pro-Telescope Rally
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 1976 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...TMT supporters must be patient, but start taking action....

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
HDOT Working with Police to "Address Illegal Actions by Protesters"
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 1008 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

...HDOT will continue to work with law enforcement to address illegal actions by protestors on neighboring islands to impact the daily lives of commuters on other state roads such as the H-1 Freeway....

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Mauna Kea Observatories: "Uncertainty About what Lies Ahead"
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 1095 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Conflicts and protests on the mountain in 2014 and 2015 frame our expectations of 2019, and perhaps beyond....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Judges Refuse: No Halt to Telescope Construction--No End to Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 7:49 PM :: 1848 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Religion

...Court’s suspension of governor’s emergency proclamation applies only to one Person....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Doomed Telescope: Ige Hands off 'Leadership' to ... uh... Harry Kim
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 3600 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...“I honestly don’t know how this is going to end,” says Doug Simons, an astronomer and executive director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope....

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
VIDEO: Crying DOCARE Chief Begs Protesters to Open Road
By Video @ 3:55 AM :: 2949 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...“I don't wanna be here,” said Kamakau who is the DOCARE Hawai‘i Island Branch Chief....

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