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Hawaii Independent Staff

2-waiahole  large Environmental groups oppose gutting of environmental funds
  • Press Release

15 environmental groups have written an open letter to the State House and Senate finance committee chairs urging them not to appropriate money from, or modify in an any way, several vital environmental funds. Read More »

Img 7976 TMT LLC. handed cease and desist letter

The letter alleges that the TMT project is a war crime. Read More »

Image2 The Red Nation stands in solidarity with Native Hawaiians over Mauna Kea →
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The indigenous rights and decolonization coalition issued a statement today declaring their support for the Native Hawaiian protestors currently attempting to block construction of the massive Thirty-Meter Telescope project on Hawaii island's Mauna Kea. More at The Red Nation »

Thirty meter telescope protest TMT protest continues atop Mauna Kea
  • First-Hand Report

Social media posts from the ongoing protest: photos, video and commentary Read More »

Dlnr color logo Nominating committee to interview candidates to the Water Commission
Session 3.19 (100) DBEDT director confirmation sails through Senate
  • Announcement

Unlike the Carleton Ching nomination for the director of DLNR, the confirmation of the director and deputy director for the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism passed committee and the full senate with no hang-ups. Read More »

Lead A Cyclone Destroys a Nation →
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Pam, a Category 5 storm, has left most of Vanuatu's population homeless. More at The Atlantic »

Live Blog: Carleton Ching confirmation hearing

Carleton Ching, Castle & Cooke lobbyist and Governor Ige's nominee for head of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, comes before a Senate panel this morning at 10am in Capitol Room 229. Read More »

Screen-shot-2015-02-03-at-6.26.07-pm Testimony against Carlton Ching nomination running 9-1 →
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Controversial appointment draws close to 1,000 pieces of testimony More at KITV4 »

34-hawaiian-home-lands-hawaii-272980-1 Advocates present strategic plan for Hawaiian Homelands
  • News Report

Community advocates for Hawaiian Homelands beneficiaries presented the first-ever community-created strategy for how those lands ought to be used to legislators this week. Read More »