Hundreds Turn Out To Back Hawaiian Occupiers Of Famed Coco Palms Site
The 19th century home of Kauai’s last queen was later the resort where “Blue Hawaii” was filmed. Now a new resort is planned.
By Brittany Lyte, Civic Beat, Jan 29, 2018
KAPAA, Kauai — Five days after a judge ordered a pair of Native Hawaiians out of a 2,000-tree coconut grove that is the namesake of the famed Coco Palms resort, a Sunday night eviction deadline sparked the opposite of the intended effect. Read the rest of this entry
Activist: Maui police used excessive force despite peaceful protest
Hawaii News Now, August 3, 2017
MAKAWAO, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) –
After a handful of activists were arrested Tuesday in protests against a controversial telescope planned for Haleakala, some are claiming Maui police officers used excessive force despite a peaceful demonstration. Read the rest of this entry
Kanuha Found Not Guilty Of Obstruction on Mauna Kea
WAIMEA, Hawaii – Kaho’okahi Kanuha was found not guilty by Judge Barbare Takase at the Third-Circuit District Court in Waimea.
Kanuha was charged with obstructing Thirty Meter Telescope crews on the Mauna Kea Access Road on June 24, 2015. He was one of 12 arrested on the mountain that day. Kanuha was a leader in the effort to block construction of the TMT which was granted the right to proceed with the project by the state. The $1.4 billion observatory was set to be located on the northern plateau of the Mauna Kea summit, an area prized by astronomers for being one of the best spots in the world from which to observe the cosmos. The Hawaii Supreme Court later invalidated the telescope’s conservation district use permit, remanding the project back to the start of its permit process, effectively delaying construction for years. The high court ruled that the state did not follow proper procedure when it awarded the permit. Read the rest of this entry
Thirty Meter Telescope project dealt legal setback in Hawaii
Canadian industry, government heavily involved in project, which some Hawaiians have protested
By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, The Associated Press, Dec 3, 2015
A long-awaited Hawaii Supreme Court ruling Wednesday invalidating a construction permit for what would be one of the world’s largest telescopes represents a major setback for the $1.4 billion project on a mountain astronomers tout for having perfect star-gazing conditions. Read the rest of this entry
Hawaii: Eight protesters arrested on Mauna Kea
By Gregg Kakesako, Honololu Star Advisertiser, Sept 9, 2015
State conservation officers arrested eight protesters on Mauna Kea early Wednesday morning for violating the state’s new emergency rules that prohibit camping on the mountain, a Department of Land and Natural Resources spokesman said.
DNLR officers arrested seven women and a man at a protest camp across the road from the Mauna Kea Visitors Center for being in the restricted area on the mountain.
Hawaii: Police Identify 20 Arrested and Charged For Demonstration Blocking Telescope Convoy
by Maui Now, July 31, 2015
Maui police identified the 20 individuals arrested and charged for blocking a convoy of heavy equipment and telescope parts from being delivered to Haleakala for the ongoing construction of the Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope.
On Thursday, July 30, 2015 at around 10 p.m., officers with the Maui Police Department were summoned to Central Maui Baseyard to assist with crowd control and public safety issues involving the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope transport project. A representative of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy initiated a complaint that numerous individuals were blocking the exit, according to Maui police. Read the rest of this entry
Protestors Carried Away in Stand Against Development Atop Haleakalā
By Wendy Osher, MauiNow.com, July 31, 2015
A July Snowstorm in Hawaii? The Mountain Answers Protectors’ Prayers
by Christina Rose, Indian Country Today, July 21, 2015
It seems Mauna Kea herself has joined in the resistance of the construction of the copy.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope. On Saturday, July 18 at about 3 a.m., there was a snowstorm on top of the mountain—in the midst of one of the hottest spells some can remember in their lifetime. The protectors, dressed in sweatshirts and warm jackets, shivered against the cold and rejoiced in the reawakening and reconnection of the people and the mountain.
Hawaii: Giant telescope work crews turn back; 11 arrested
West Hawaii Today, June 24, 2015
Workers trying to make their way up Mauna Kea to restart construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope were forced to turn back after protesters blocked the road to the summit with a trail of large rocks.
Starting early this morning, five trucks being escorted by police were stopped repeatedly by more than 300 protesters who set up about two dozen “lines of defense” across the Mauna Kea access road near the Visitor Information Station, which is located at the 9,200-feet elevation.
Hawaii: Governor announces 1 week halt of Mauna Kea telescope construction
Hawaii News Now, April 7, 2015
HONOLULU – In a Tuesday news conference, Gov. David Ige announced that TMT construction has agreed to a one week halt of work at the summit of Mauna Kea.
Ige said,”The president of the University (Hawaii) and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs have agreed to a timeout on the project and there will be no construction activities this week.” Read the rest of this entry