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February 19, 2020

Gov. Ige Discusses Coronavirus, TMT

The governor predicted that Hawaiʻi will be one of the first states to provide in-state testing.
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February 14, 2020

Governor Ige to Travel to Japan for Discussions on Pre-Clearance Flights to Hawai‘i

Gov. David Ige is heading to Japan on Saturday for a series of meetings to promote and expand travel to Hawai‘i, and make access easier through pre-clearance flights from Japan to Hawai‘i and the US.
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December 26, 2019

County Works Toward “Complete Access” to Mauna Kea by Saturday

Hawaiʻi County Mayor Harry Kim announced today, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, that the Mauna Kea Access Road is temporarily closed to the public "as the road is being cleared to make it completely accessible to the public."
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December 19, 2019

TMT Executives: Opening Road “Should Not Be Predicated” on Timing of Construction

Governor David Ige announced the state will be withdrawing personnel from Maunakea Access Road on Hawaiʻi Island where a demonstration against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope has been ongoing for more than five months.
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October 28, 2019

Maui Supporters Collect Winter Gear for Kupuna and Kia‘i at Maunakea

Supporters of the ongoing demonstration at Maunakea collected winter gear for kupuna and kiaʻi during a drive held over the weekend in Kahului.  
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October 23, 2019

Farmers, Advocates Rally for Restored Streamflow in Nā Wai ʻEhā

Community organizers staged a sign-waving demonstration outside of the state building earlier this evening to push for full streamflow in Wailuku, Waiʻehu, Waiheʻe, and Waikapū, also known as Nā Wai ʻEhā, or the four waters.
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October 21, 2019

Hundreds Recognize 100th Day of Protest at Maunakea

It has now been 100 days since protestors, who consider themselves kia'i or protectors, established a 24/7 blockade at the base of Maunakea to prevent the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. 
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October 18, 2019

Maui Gathering on Sunday to Mark “Lā 100” at Maunakea

A gathering is planned on Maui on Sunday afternoon to mark the 100th Day or "Lā 100" of the presence of "protectors" at Maunakea on Hawaiʻi Island.
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October 07, 2019

From Front Street to the Fair, Organizers Spread Message of “Aloha ‘Āina”

Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope say the project would desecrate sacred land, while supporters say it would bring research and economic opportunities.
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September 22, 2019

UH Regent Calls for Peaceful Resolution to Maunakea Conflict

University of Hawai'i Board of Regents chair Benjamin Kudo is urging both sides of the controversy surrounding the Thirty Meter Telescope project to "work in the spirit of ALOHA to find solutions that move Hawai'i forward."
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September 19, 2019

UH President Denounces Comments Made by Faculty Member Regarding Kamehameha Schools

University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner today issued a statement denouncing recent comments made by a faculty member about Kamehameha Schools.
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September 18, 2019

Maunakea Demonstrators Claim Officer Misconduct

Leaders of the demonstration on Maunakea produced a new video on Tuesday, detailing allegations of what they claim is law enforcement misconduct.
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September 14, 2019

State Decries “False Narratives” at Maunakea; Protectors Maintain Practice of “Kapu Aloha”

Governor David Ige called a news conference at the State Capitol on Friday to discuss the ongoing conflict at Maunakea and to dispel what state officials are calling "false narratives." Meantime, leaders of the movement maintain that their efforts are “rooted in Kapu Aloha,” “peace,” and “non-violence.”
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September 12, 2019

Maunakea: Concern Over Protection of Resources Goes Both Ways

The video spells out the counter argument: "If DLNR and DHHL truly care about mālama ʻāina, maybe they would stop the TMT project that would: excavate 64,000 cubic yards of earth and destroy six acres of pristine alpine desert habitat.  That's a lot more damage than cleaned shoes traveling along trails."
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September 09, 2019

Protest Convoy on Maui Planned from Lahaina to Kahului Airport at 1 p.m.

Police say the traffic alert was issued due to the potential for a planned protest convoy from Lahaina to the Kahului Airport beginning at 1 p.m. today (Monday, Sept. 9, 2019). 
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