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Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

The AG argues the Native Hawaiian nonprofit is illegally using donations to fund civil disobedience; the organization says the request is intimidation.

Hawaii County, TMT Protesters Agree To Clear The Road To Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii County, TMT Protesters Agree To Clear The Road To Mauna Kea

UPDATED: Activists will move their encampment off the mountain’s access road in exchange for a county promise not to start more work on the telescope until February.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: No Reason For A Mauna Kea Showdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: No Reason For A Mauna Kea Showdown

The Thursday deadline set by law enforcement for protesters to leave the mountain or get arrested is unnecessary — and counterproductive.

New Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Report Flags $7.8M In Questionable Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Report Flags $7.8M In Questionable Spending

Some OHA trustees contend the agency has made significant strides toward cleaning up its oversight since the 2012-2016 time period covered by the report.

Denby Fawcett: Rescuing A 12th Century Heiau From A Garbage Dump courtesy shouldbedigging.com

Denby Fawcett: Rescuing A 12th Century Heiau From A Garbage Dump

There’s a new effort to restore the sacred Pahukini Heiau and increase public access.

DOE Offers Free Hawaiian Language Classes To All Staff Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

DOE Offers Free Hawaiian Language Classes To All Staff

The “Olelo Hawaii Initiative” is a partnership between DOE’s Office of Hawaiian Education and the University of Hawaii Community Colleges.

Waimanalo Sports Field Protesters Say They Are In Talks With Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waimanalo Sports Field Protesters Say They Are In Talks With Mayor

Some Native Hawaiian activists who have fought the project for months say Mayor Kirk Caldwell “is really trying to listen.”

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Restoring Hawaiian Cultural Rights At Kawainui Marsh PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Restoring Hawaiian Cultural Rights At Kawainui Marsh

Native Hawaiians, not environmentalists, should be the ones making decisions on how a sacred area like the marsh should be managed.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Communities Need A Real Voice On Big Projects Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Communities Need A Real Voice On Big Projects

Projects may check all the required boxes and still fall short of addressing community concerns.

27 Arrested In Second Kalaeloa Standoff Over Wind Farm Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

27 Arrested In Second Kalaeloa Standoff Over Wind Farm

Honolulu police broke up the protest to allow through trucks carrying sections of turbines to a wind farm project in Kahuku.

Wind Farm Protesters Arrested As They Blockade Road For Construction Vehicles Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

Wind Farm Protesters Arrested As They Blockade Road For Construction Vehicles

UPDATED: After the arrests, four construction trucks carrying sections of turbines left for the wind farm site in Kahuku but were later blocked by a downed power pole that HECO says was intentionally cut down.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Time To Turn Marching Into Voting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Time To Turn Marching Into Voting

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.

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