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Response from the Mauna Kea Hui

April 25th, 2015 · 6 Comments

The following statement was received on Friday evening. We wish to respond to the activities of the person calling themselves “Kealoha Iona.”  He is not the spokesperson for the Mauna Kea Hui (MKhui) or the Mauna Kea ’Ohana (MK’Ohana).  We learned of him (then using the name Kamahana Iona) only recently near the October 7th […]

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Tags: environment · Politics

Obscenity-laced Facebook post calls for killing telescope supporters [Updated]

April 24th, 2015 · 56 Comments

The author of an obscenity-laced tirade advocating the killing or beating of supporters of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea has apologized for his words and actions. “I am truly sorry for the offense,” said Brannon Kamahana Kealoha, who has been prominent in the Sacred Mauna Kea movement. The threatening and obscene rant reportedly […]

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A closer look at what the TMT contested case concluded about traditional rights

April 23rd, 2015 · 8 Comments

In case you haven’t noticed, the intersection of religion and public policy is a dangerous one. We’re still dealing with the conflicts over public policies on same sex marriage and reproductive rights, both of which implicate what some say are their own deeply held religious beliefs. Luckily, we’ve evolved a legal approach to religious rights […]

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Tags: environment · Politics

My Civil Beat column today describes the ongoing lawsuit to block the TMT

April 22nd, 2015 · 5 Comments

I spent time over the last week locating and trying to read through a number of documents relating to the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope project on Mauna Kea. These included documents from the lawsuit that is challenging the permit that allowed construction of the project, as well as documents incorporated in the record of that […]

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Impact on shareholders if the Hawaiian Electric merger fails to go through?

April 21st, 2015 · 2 Comments

I flagged this document which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. It is the company’s response to a question asked in the PUC docket reviewing the proposed merger with NextEnergy. The following question was posed by a party that is an intervenor in the proceeding before the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to […]

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