West Hawaii News 07/23/2019

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Accessed on 23 July 2019, 1555 UTC, Post 19244.

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Tourism businesses take stand

KAILUA-KONA — A West Hawaii business canceled its luau show Monday after organizers of the demonstration on Maunakea called upon the visitor industry to suspend operations to show support for the protectors.

Protests spread as activists fight telescope

HONOLULU — Demonstrations against the Thirty Meter Telescope have spread to New York, Las Vegas and Honolulu’s tourist mecca of Waikiki as Native Hawaiians push to protect what they say is a sacred place.

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a crisis triggered by a leak of offensive, obscenity-laden chat messages between him and his advisers.

TMT protesters number more than 1,400 on Saturday

MAUNAKEA — On Saturday, the largest group of people gathered along the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Maunakea Access Road since protests began Monday against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea.

Ige sued over TMT emergency declaration

HILO — A Hilo kumu hula has filed a lawsuit against Gov. David Ige, claiming the state of emergency declared last week is a violation of his rights as a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner and in violation of the state’s emergency management law.


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