Authorities begin arresting TMT protesters

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Mauna Kea Observatories close, employees evacuated
All Observatory staffers evacuated as TMT protest continues. As hundreds of telescope opponents gathered for a second day at the base of Mauna Kea, others descended on the office of Gov. David Ige. Civil Beat. Big Island Video News. Maui Now.
Big Island Now. KHON2.

Mauna Kea protests continue for a third day
Authorities begin arresting TMT protesters blocking Mauna Kea Access Road. Hawaii News Now.

State officials estimated about 200 protesters gathered near the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Mauna Kea Access Road yesterday. Hawaii Public Radio.

Construction of TMT poses conflict for those who want science to progress but also respect culture. KHON2.

State officials say it’s too early to estimate the cost to protect the Thirty Meter Telescope. Star-Advertiser.

Famed business leader Wesley Park dies
Park was especially well respected as a business turnaround artist: an executive who rescued struggling companies and nonprofits. The graduate of Roosevelt High School and UH also served as dean of UH’s College of Continuing Education, VP of the East-West Center and a consultant to First Hawaiian Bank.
Hawaii Business Magazine

Gabbard lags behind presidential race frontrunners in fundraising
The Hawaii congresswoman raised less money in the second quarter of 2019 than she did in the first part of the year. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.

Taking Advantage of Aloha
From phishing scams and fake romances to more nefarious plots like a bookkeeper stealing millions from a local nonprofit, financial abuse is rampant in the Aloha State… read more.
A hazardous discovery could cost the rail authority $10 million
Rail construction near the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport stalled for about five months back in December after contaminants found in solvents were found in the groundwater, the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation said. Hawaii News Now.

Reopening of Arizona Memorial moves closer
Twelve new synthetic straps are anchoring the USS Arizona Memorial’s boat landing dock in place, leaving the National Park Service optimistic that the reopening is getting closer. Star-Advertiser.

Mayor is in capital to talk climate change
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is scheduled to testify before a Senate Democrats Special Committee on the Climate Crisis in Washington, D.C. this morning. Star-Advertiser.

Nanakuli residents are fed up over proposed landfill expansion
Officials with the PVT Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility in Nanakuli say it needs to expand its landfill because its current location is close to filling up. Hawaii News Now.

Historic Spalding House to be put up for sale
The Honolulu Museum of Art announced Tuesday that its board of trustees has decided to put the historic Spalding House in Makiki Heights up for sale. Star-Advertiser. KHON2. Hawaii News Now.

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