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Blaze Lovell

Prosecutors Won’t Charge Guard in Fatal OCCC Shooting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prosecutors Won’t Charge Guard in Fatal OCCC Shooting

Maui prosecutors cited Hawaii’s use of force law, which allows deadly force to be used by law enforcement against escaping jail or prison detainees.

State Puts Pressure On TMT Protesters Over Environment, Threats To Officials Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

State Puts Pressure On TMT Protesters Over Environment, Threats To Officials

The protesters say they are being vilified in an attempt to discredit the Mauna Kea movement.

UH Enrollment Drops 3 Percent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Enrollment Drops 3 Percent

Fewer students means less revenue for the university system.

Kim Proposes Giving Native Hawaiians A Say In Managing Mauna Kea Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Kim Proposes Giving Native Hawaiians A Say In Managing Mauna Kea

The Hawaii County mayor’s plan would make the University of Hawaii share management with other groups in an umbrella agency. Gov. David Ige says he supports the idea but many details must be worked out.

TMT Protesters Who Flocked To Mauna Kea For A Showdown Are Still Waiting Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

TMT Protesters Who Flocked To Mauna Kea For A Showdown Are Still Waiting

Protest leaders say the alarm bells went off when many sources consistently reported that a move to clear the road to the summit would happen this week.

UH Will Ask The Legislature For Money To Build, Demolish And Consolidate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Will Ask The Legislature For Money To Build, Demolish And Consolidate

A Board of Regents committee on Thursday OK’d a $236.5 million proposal for 2021 as part of a six-year modernization effort.

Looming Recession Expected To Take A Bite Out Of State Revenues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Looming Recession Expected To Take A Bite Out Of State Revenues

A slew of tax legislation passed by the Legislature in 2019 was offset by tax breaks and will make little difference.

College Without Expensive Textbooks? How UH Is Making That A Reality Cory Lum/Civil Beat

College Without Expensive Textbooks? How UH Is Making That A Reality

The University of Hawaii is coming up with creative ways to eliminate traditional textbooks.

Three Young Protesters, Three Different Paths To Mauna Kea Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Three Young Protesters, Three Different Paths To Mauna Kea

They all felt stirrings of Hawaiian identity as youngsters, but these three protesters were shaped by pivotal experiences as young adults.

Supreme Court: State Failed Trust Duties In Pohakuloa Jon Letman

Supreme Court: State Failed Trust Duties In Pohakuloa

The Hawaii Supreme Court ordered the state to come up with a plan to better manage the land.

UH Regents Delay Vote On Mauna Kea Rules To November Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Regents Delay Vote On Mauna Kea Rules To November

The administrative rules would govern activities on Mauna Kea.

Mauna Kea Telescopes Are Getting Back To Work But It May Take Weeks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Telescopes Are Getting Back To Work But It May Take Weeks

Getting all the complex telescope instruments ready to work again could still take several weeks.