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OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff

Kalei Akaka and Esther Kia‘aina will face off for the Oahu trustee seat while three incumbents advance with three challengers to November.

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused

Recesses in a public floor session to talk privately about the legislative maneuvering slow down “second crossover” day at the Hawaii Capitol.

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads Courtesy: Big Island Beneficiary Trust Council

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads

The state is decades behind in awarding land to Native Hawaiians on Mauna Kea and elsewhere under the state homestead act.

Hawaii Senate Approves Putting Mauna Kea Under New Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Approves Putting Mauna Kea Under New Management

The bill would limit the number of telescopes on the mountaintop and authorize the new manager to renegotiate leases and permits pertaining to the mountain.

Should UH Still Manage The Mauna Kea Summit? ©Sin Ok -stock.adobe.com

Should UH Still Manage The Mauna Kea Summit?

A Senate bill seeks to quell controversies on the mountain by removing the University of Hawaii as the manager.
OHA Sues State, UH Over ‘Longstanding Mismanagement’ Of Mauna Kea ©Sin Ok -stock.adobe.com

OHA Sues State, UH Over ‘Longstanding Mismanagement’ Of Mauna Kea

Updated: The legal action follows a ruling allowing the Thirty Meter Telescope project to go forward on a mountain considered deeply sacred by many Native Hawaiians. 

Hawaii Land Board Grants Permit To Build Thirty Meter Telescope Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Hawaii Land Board Grants Permit To Build Thirty Meter Telescope

UPDATED: Plans for the $1.4 billion telescope have caused bitter divisions, with some Native Hawaiians saying it will desecrate Mauna Kea.

Telescope Opponent Wants Free Access To Transcripts From State Land Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Telescope Opponent Wants Free Access To Transcripts From State Land Board

Anaina Hou group isn’t satisfied with an offer from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to provide access to the documents.

State Investigating Placement Of Human Remains At TMT Site Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Investigating Placement Of Human Remains At TMT Site

The Department of Land and Natural Resources acknowledged the probe in response to a public records request but won't say more
Harry Kim Wins Big Island Mayor Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Harry Kim Wins Big Island Mayor Race

Former managing director Wally Lau finished a distant second.
TMT ‘Seeking Alternatives’ To Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT ‘Seeking Alternatives’ To Hawaii

Hawaii is still an option for the Thirty Meter Telescope project, but other locations are being sought.
Judge Seeks ‘Fresh’ Start, But Acrimony Over TMT Resurfaces Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Seeks ‘Fresh’ Start, But Acrimony Over TMT Resurfaces

Native Hawaiians flood a pre-hearing conference Monday as lawyers argue about what's ahead for a June 17 contested-case hearing.

August 2018

Saturday, August 11

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff

April 2018

Wednesday, April 11

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused

Monday, April 2

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads

March 2018

Tuesday, March 6

Hawaii Senate Approves Putting Mauna Kea Under New Management

January 2018

Friday, January 26

Should UH Still Manage The Mauna Kea Summit?

November 2017

Wednesday, November 8

OHA Sues State, UH Over ‘Longstanding Mismanagement’ Of Mauna Kea

September 2017

Thursday, September 28

Hawaii Land Board Grants Permit To Build Thirty Meter Telescope

May 2017

Friday, May 12

Telescope Opponent Wants Free Access To Transcripts From State Land Board

September 2016

Friday, September 16

State Investigating Placement Of Human Remains At TMT Site

August 2016

Saturday, August 13

Harry Kim Wins Big Island Mayor Race

July 2016

Friday, July 8

TMT ‘Seeking Alternatives’ To Hawaii

May 2016

Monday, May 16

Judge Seeks ‘Fresh’ Start, But Acrimony Over TMT Resurfaces

December 2015

Thursday, December 17

Peter Apo: Let There Be Light On The TMT

November 2015

Tuesday, November 10

Poll: Half Of Native Hawaiians Still Oppose Building The TMT

September 2015

Wednesday, September 9

Eight More Arrests at Mauna Kea Visitors Center

August 2015

Thursday, August 27

Hawaii Supreme Court Grills State on Approval of Thirty Meter Telescope

Monday, August 24

OHA Spent $4,785 on a Massive March With an Anti-TMT Flavor

Tuesday, August 11

Why I March

Monday, August 10

Monday Memo: #MaunaKea Movement Persistent; So Are Storms

Sunday, August 9

Thousands Turn Out for Aloha Aina Unity March

Friday, August 7

Mauna Kea Hashtags Around the Globe

The Projector: Guillermo Kicks Up the Surf; TMT Protesters Seek Astronomers’ Attention

Thursday, August 6

TMT Protesters Hope to Reach Visiting Astronomers Through Waikiki March

July 2015

Friday, July 31

27 Arrested Protesting Telescopes on Mauna Kea and Haleakala

Thursday, July 30

Peter Apo: The TMT Honors Mauna Kea Through Universal Exploration

Thursday, July 23

Keck Observatory Plays Key Role in Discovery of ‘Another Earth’

Wednesday, July 22

Ian Lind: The ‘Kingdom Defense’ Is a Dead End for Mauna Kea Protesters

Friday, July 17

The Projector: From Maunalua to Ala Moana to Mauna Kea, People Are Talking

Wednesday, July 15

BLNR Board Member Had No Conflict of Interest in Vote on Mauna Kea Access

Monday, July 13

University of Hawaii Reopens Road to Mauna Kea Summit

Saturday, July 11

Land Board Approves Restrictions on Mauna Kea Access

Tuesday, July 7

UH to Decommission Oldest Observatory on Mauna Kea

Thursday, July 2

Honolulu to Host World’s Biggest Astronomy Conference in August

June 2015

Monday, June 29

Ige: No Plans to Use National Guard to Reopen Mauna Kea Road

Friday, June 26

Ige: ‘We Will Do Whatever Is Necessary to Ensure Lawful Access’

Wednesday, June 24

Mauna Kea Protesters Arrested as TMT Tries to Resume Construction

Sunday, June 7

Was a Bullet Fired at a Mauna Kea Observatory?

Monday, June 1

UH Ready to Move Quickly on Ige’s Mauna Kea Proposals

Pod Squad: What’s Next for Mauna Kea?

May 2015

Thursday, May 28

Gov. Ige Does Right by the Mountain

Tuesday, May 26

Ige Supports Construction of TMT, Asks UH to Better Manage Mauna Kea

Thursday, May 14

Peter Apo: The Last Telescope

Thursday, May 7

In With The New: Harnessing The Power Of Hashtags

Monday, May 4

Let Native Hawaiians Take the Lead on Issues Such as TMT

Saturday, May 2

New York Times Ed Board Chides Hawaii Gov. David Ige Over Mauna Kea

April 2015

Thursday, April 30

OHA Board Rescinds Support for Thirty Meter Telescope

Wednesday, April 29

Thirty Meter Telescope Protesters Hold Third Rally in Pasadena

Ian Lind: Dangerous Intersection of Social Policy and ‘Sacred’

Tuesday, April 28

Baseball’s Kolten Wong Takes a Cut for Mauna Kea

Talking With My Daughter About the TMT

Monday, April 27

Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Pose Environmental Risks?

Sunday, April 26

Cyberattack Hits TMT and State Government Websites

Wednesday, April 22

Ian Lind: The Legal Challenge to the Thirty Meter Telescope

Pod Squad: The Mood on the Mountain and Telescope Finances

Tuesday, April 21

UH Regents to Hold Mauna Kea Meeting in Hilo on Sunday

Residents Opposing Mauna Kea Telescope March on the Capitol

Monday, April 20

Mauna Kea Telescopes: The Business of Astronomy Is Not an Easy One

Friday, April 17

The Projector: TMT Protests on the Mountaintop and on Oahu

Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Postponed Again

TMT Can Provide an Unprecedented Benefit to Humanity — Here’s How

Thursday, April 16

The Protectors of Mauna Kea: I Accuse

Wednesday, April 15

As Mauna Kea Protests Grow, Some Hawaii Island Residents Worry About Jobs

Kim Coco: Chances for Redemption on Mauna Kea

News Media Misses Real Story in Reporting on TMT Protest

Tuesday, April 14

Mauna Kea Is a Special Place in Humanity’s Quest for Knowledge

Monday, April 13

UH Student Protests Against TMT Continue

TMT Launches Online Campaign in Support of Mauna Kea Telescope

Peter Apo: ‘We Are Hawaii and We Will Find a Way’

The Science-Based Faith of the Hawaiian People

Sunday, April 12

TMT Walk-Out Planned Monday at University of Hawaii

Jason Momoa’s Revolt Against Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope

Saturday, April 11

Moratorium on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction Extended

Friday, April 10

Telescope Protesters Prepare for Another Police Showdown

The Projector: Voyage Recalled, Rail Debated, New DLNR Pick and the Mountaintop Scene

Thursday, April 9

Protesters Ask ‘Voice of the Hawaiian People’ to Stop Mauna Kea Telescope

Science, Not Superstition, Brought Polynesians to Hawaii

Wednesday, April 8

Telescope Construction Delay Is ‘Grandstanding’

Tuesday, April 7

Hawaii Governor Calls ‘Timeout’ on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction

A New Telescope and the Politics of Cultural Destruction

Saturday, April 4

OHA Trustee Calls for Moratorium on Mauna Kea Telescope

Friday, April 3

Why Everyone Should Support the Telescope Construction Blockade

Thursday, April 2

Mauna Kea Telescope Protesters Arrested

Peter Apo: Mauna Kea Under Siege

March 2015

Tuesday, March 31

Mauna Kea Protesters Block Telescope Construction

February 2015

Friday, February 13

Big Island Student Covers Telescope Controversy

July 2014

Wednesday, July 16

Osorio Stresses Unity Of Cultures At Conservation Conference

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