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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
DoH Orders Shutdown of Unlicensed Drug Treatment Centers
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 322 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 :: 282 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 :: 258 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 :: 1085 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 :: 681 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 :: 992 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 :: 375 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 :: 1124 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 :: 883 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 :: 1475 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 :: 1204 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 :: 816 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 :: 697 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 :: 814 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 :: 549 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 :: 1152 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 :: 2442 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 :: 687 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 :: 762 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 :: 790 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 :: 3706 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 :: 1463 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 :: 954 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 :: 1359 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 :: 810 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 :: 1224 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 :: 1185 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 :: 921 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 :: 1860 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 :: 902 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 :: 1478 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 :: 851 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 :: 1045 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 :: 1270 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 :: 1569 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 :: 1540 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 :: 2526 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 :: 3647 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 :: 1097 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 :: 4961 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 :: 2529 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 :: 4570 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 :: 1611 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 :: 1001 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 :: 7126 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 :: 1915 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 :: 1876 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 :: 2232 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 :: 977 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 :: 2340 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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