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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.

Oahu Nonprofit Uses Backyard Aquaponics To Promote Healthy Eating Phoebe Hwang/ Courtesy of MALAMA Project

Oahu Nonprofit Uses Backyard Aquaponics To Promote Healthy Eating

A new UH study is looking at whether the program has led to an improved diet and reduced risk for cardiovascular disease among Native Hawaiian families.

Mayor Caldwell Hits Pause On Controversial Waimanalo Park Project Kirstin Downey

Mayor Caldwell Hits Pause On Controversial Waimanalo Park Project

Updated: State historic preservation officials are taking another look at what Native Hawaiians say is a historic and sacred site that was torn up to build a ball field.

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Has Spent $39K To Support Activists On Mauna Kea ronitphoto

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Has Spent $39K To Support Activists On Mauna Kea

The state Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed the information on OHA’s support for demonstrators against the Thirty Meter Telescope.

How Music Fuels The Mauna Kea Protests Contributed by Punahele Kutzen

How Music Fuels The Mauna Kea Protests

Original music, along with art and protest iconography, is galvanizing support for the anti-TMT movement in Hawaii and around the globe.

UH West Oahu Has A New Program In Native Hawaiian Healing

UH West Oahu Has A New Program In Native Hawaiian Healing

Public health students are taught about traditional practices in order to provide more effective health care in Native Hawaiian and other underserved communities.

TMT Protest Movement Spurs Enrollment In Immersion Schools PF Bentley/Civil Beat

TMT Protest Movement Spurs Enrollment In Immersion Schools

Several Hawaiian immersion schools are seeing a spike in interest this year from parents energized by opposition to construction of a telescope on Mauna Kea.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Seeking Long-Delayed Justice On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Seeking Long-Delayed Justice On Mauna Kea

The TMT protests are not about science or a telescope. It’s about the needs of Native Hawaiians being disregarded for 125 years.

Court Rules Hawaiian Immersion Access Is Constitutional Right Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Court Rules Hawaiian Immersion Access Is Constitutional Right

The 49-page decision from the Hawaii Supreme Court hinges on amendments made to the state Constitution in 1978 to revive Hawaiian language and culture.

UH Group To Study Mauna Kea Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Group To Study Mauna Kea Management

The six-member task force will report to the Board of Regents.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together

What’s happening at Mauna Kea is a form of nation-building, and its value supersedes whatever the Thirty Meter Telescope could accomplish.

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