The University of Hawaii Board of Regents listened to more than four hours of testimony Sunday from speakers opposing the Thirty Meter Telescope, with many Native Hawaiians expressing their spiritual and cultural connection to Mauna Kea where the $1.4 billion observatory is planned to be built.
After years of flying under the radar, at least on an international scale, the debate over the Thirty Meter Telescope has gone viral, thanks in large part to celebrity endorsements on social media.
The hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility today for shutting down the websites for the Thirty Meter Telescope and state of Hawaii.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo will receive $800,000 from the state Department of Transportation as part of the agreement forged around the widening of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway.
The Hawaii Innocence Project has taken up the case of one of three men convicted for the 1991 rape and murder of Dana Ireland.
Apr 26 2015 - 6:49am
Putting a stop to the Thirty Meter Telescope also would mean losing $250,000 a year for Native Hawaiian scholarships provided by the project’s education fund, an issue that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board chairman is keeping in mind as the state agency faces pressure from protesters to change its endorsement.
Apr 26 2015 - 12:05am
When it’s not an election year, only the most faithful of the party faithful show up for the convention, as was the case Saturday when the Hawaii County Democratic Party held its annual event.
Apr 25 2015 - 2:07pm
Hawaii Community Correctional Center was placed on lockdown early this morning after four inmates, including one awaiting re-trial on a murder charge, allegedly attempted to escape.
Apr 26 2015 - 6:44am
A suspect has been identified in a Saturday morning stabbing aboard a county Hele-On bus in Honokaa, police said.
Apr 25 2015 - 12:05am
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been abuzz since Thursday night as visitors and local residents flocked to Kilauea caldera to catch a glimpse of the spattering lava lake as it rose toward the rim of the Overlook crater.