At each of the three hotels — the Waikiki Beachcomber, the Alohilani Hotel and the Hilton Hawaiian Grand Waikikian — the fires began at night in a hallway on a guest floor.
The director of the Spanish astrophysics institute said the Canary Islands site still remains only a backup to placing the TMT on Mauna Kea.
In making its ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court cited a 2000 Supreme Court decision allowing non-Native Hawaiians to vote in elections for Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees.
About 60% of the reefs along Guam’s eastern coast are gone, researchers said.
Many of the leaders the Big Island mayor talked with Monday were from Oahu. He met earlier with the protesters at Mauna Kea Access Road.
The proposed observatory that is generating mass protests on Mauna Kea seeks to focus on the big unknowns of the universe.