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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Telescope: Hawaii State Supreme Court Affirmed Sacred Beliefs Not Applicable
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 286 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 :: 432 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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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 :: 1266 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 :: 984 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 :: 751 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
Money News: OHA files motion for summary judgement in Maunakea lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 574 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 :: 1174 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 :: 536 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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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Keli‘i Akina Announces Re-Election Campaign for Office of Hawaiian Affairs
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 702 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... OHA Needs a Watchdog to Fight for Hawaiians and Hawai‘i ....

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
OHA to Take Over Honolulu Council?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:30 PM :: 1349 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use, OHA

...Five Council seats are up for grabs--and OHA wants them--so it can build hotels and condos up to the sky at Kaka’ako Makai....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
OHA Suing the State - Enough is Enough!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:02 AM :: 928 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...a perception that the organization and its management "are ineffective, poorly managed, or corrupt" and "do not help or represent the Hawaiian people effectively."....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Is Allowing the Anti-Telescope Blockade Ethical?
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 1265 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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Friday, February 21, 2020
Decommissioning of 2 Maunakea Telescopes Pushed Back to 2023
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 952 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 :: 950 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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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
House Approves Budget--Without $65M for Mauna Kea Protests
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 869 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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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Nanakuli: From Hardship to Hope
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:45 PM :: 640 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, OHA

...Diamond Garcia's own journey from hardship to hope is reflective of the challenges many face in his hometown of Nanakuli....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
More 'Sacred' Trash at Mauna Campsite
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 1892 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
After Refusing to Supply Records, OHA Sues State Auditor
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 1181 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...“If OHA has nothing to hide, it should be willing to open its records to the state auditor”. -- Trustee Keli'i Akina ....

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Friday, February 14, 2020
SB3104: OHA to be Given Free 'Affordable' Housing Units?
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 876 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Cost of Living

...HHFDC to decide how many units go to OHA and/or DHHL.... 

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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 :: 1044 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
SB42: Protesters trying to legalize anarchy
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 1:35 PM :: 830 Views :: Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Claiming that lawlessness is in fact "civil disobedience" is in the eye of the beholder, making this law almost impossible to enforce....

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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
SB42: Block AG's Investigation of Telescope Protesters Funding
By Andrew Walden @ 4:23 PM :: 1061 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...The Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs is set to hear SB42 SD1 today at 1:19pm....

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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
House-Senate Resolutions call for (yet another) Blue Ribbon Commission on Hawaiian Issues
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 834 Views :: DHHL, OHA

...asking the Governor to form a blue ribbon commission to examine and establish a reconciliation process relating to past, present and future issues of importance to Native Hawaiians and the State of Hawaiʻi....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
How to Restore OHA's Credibility
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:31 PM :: 724 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The way OHA has responded to recent events has affected its credibility in the eyes of Hawai’i’s lawmakers and OHA’s own Hawaiian beneficiaries....

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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 :: 1331 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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Sunday, January 26, 2020
OHA Audit: Don’t Let Them Double Up!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 980 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...This deserves an answer....

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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 :: 1504 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 :: 2522 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Ige Approves Mauna Kea Administrative Rules
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 1073 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 :: 1918 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Thursday, January 09, 2020
OHA's First Cover-up of 2020
By Video @ 3:39 AM :: 1210 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The New Year's Barely Started & There's Already A Cover-Up at OHA....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Crooks Cry Racism: Debunking OHA’s Audit Excuses
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 AM :: 2222 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...We at Hawai’i Free Press only needed 30 minutes to write this point-by-point rebuttal.  Yes.  It is that easy....

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Sunday, January 05, 2020
OHA Sacrifices $3.2M to Hide Lawyer’s Conflict of Interest?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:23 PM :: 2493 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Former OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe is gone and OHA claims Crabbe’s departure shows the agency is cleaning up.  But the Board lawyer who signed off on everything is still in place....

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Sunday, January 05, 2020
Pro-Telescope Rallies Set
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 1101 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...January 5 and 6, 2020 in Waikiki and Jan 11 Panel Discussion in Nanakuli....

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Thursday, January 02, 2020
Legislative Agenda: OHA to Parlay Mauna Kea Protests into Control of BLNR, LUC
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 1662 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...ensuring that four members of both the Land Use Commission and the Board of Land and Natural Resources are selected from lists submitted to the Governor by OHA....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
DLNR, TPL Buy Forest Surrounding OHA's Waimea Valley
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1094 Views :: Environment, OHA

...DLNR-DOFAW and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) have completed the purchase of 3,716 acres – the upper Waimea watershed – from Dole....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
State Auditor Suspends OHA Audit Over Refusal to Release Records
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:16 AM :: 1394 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Trustees Machado, Lee Admit Refusing to Provide Unredacted Minutes to Auditor....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
TMT: How We Got Here
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 1695 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Sunday, December 29, 2019
Caught: OHA Audit Report Secrets Revealed
By Video @ 1:01 PM :: 1412 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Watch This For A Quick Run-Down & Where You Can See It For Yourself....

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Sunday, December 29, 2019
Don't Sweep OHA Audit Under the Rug
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:32 AM :: 1344 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...There are serious questions which must now be answered....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Mauna Kea: Will the United States Lose the Universe?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 1750 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 :: 1694 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 :: 2213 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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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Feds: State Historic Preservation Division now only Medium Risk
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 1747 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, OHA

...NPS, which administers federal funds to SHPD, designated SHPD a high-risk recipient in 2009....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Contradiction: While Funding Telescope Protests, OHA Gives UH $1.1M for Science Scholarships
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 906 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...OHA approved today the selection of the UH Mānoa Native Hawaiian Science & Engineering Mentorship Program to administer a $1.1 million grant for higher education scholarships for Native Hawaiian students....

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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 :: 1786 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 :: 1440 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 :: 1268 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Why You Should Mahalo OHA Trustee Keli'i Akina
By Video @ 11:52 PM :: 1265 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...He's the only one that got the forensic audit done...."

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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 :: 1429 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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