Projects may check all the required boxes and still fall short of addressing community concerns.
A strong election turnout would make Hawaiians, some of whom now abstain from voting, a more powerful political force than they have been in decades.
Simmering below the surface in what’s sometimes called the “happiest state in America” is a feeling that government no longer listens to the people.
There are growing concerns about how climate change is impacting Hawaii’s ability to withstand hurricanes and other severe weather.
Today we know our language; we know our culture; we know our rights; and we know what is best for these islands.
The TMT protests are not about science or a telescope. It’s about the needs of Native Hawaiians being disregarded for 125 years.
It used to be that people would ask permission to take fruit from trees they had not cared for.
Sadly, Manhattan Project Beer Co. is only the latest in a string of companies that have wrongly taken cultural identity for their own profit.
What’s happening at Mauna Kea is a form of nation-building, and its value supersedes whatever the Thirty Meter Telescope could accomplish.