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  1. Telescope opponents deliver petition to governor's officeRead the original story

    1 hr ago | West Hawaii Today

    Hawaii Gov. David Ige's chief of staff used a traditional greeting Monday when he met members from a group of opponents against building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea. Members of Mauna Kea Hui and Mauna Kea Ohana crammed into an elevator to ride to the top floor of the state Capitol to hand-deliver to the governor's office a thumb drive wrapped in red ribbon they said contains 53,000 signatures against building the Thirty Meter Telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

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  2. Hawaii Telescope Builders Again Extend Construction TimeoutRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Construction Equipment Guide

    A nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday. This is the second time the Thirty Meter Telescope has extended a moratorium on building at the summit of Mauna Kea, the highest peak on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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  3. County Council UpdateRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | North Hawaii News

    THE FATE OF THE TAT: The County's share of the Transient Accommodation Tax revenues is the County's second largest source of income, after real property taxes. This tax on hotel stays and rental vehicles was created in the early 1990s with the objective of funding the Counties' tourism related costs.

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  4. Telescope opponents deliver petition to governor's officeRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

    Hawaii Gov. David Ige's chief of staff used a traditional greeting Monday when he met members from a group of opponents against building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea. Members of Mauna Kea Hui and Mauna Kea Ohana crammed into an elevator to ride to the top floor of the state Capitol to hand-deliver to the governor's office a thumb drive wrapped in red ribbon they said contains 53,000 signatures against building the Thirty Meter Telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

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  5. Are Taxes a War Crime? In Hawaii, MaybeBy M.L. NestelRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

    They say they don't owe the state of Hawaii any money-because Hawaii is still a kingdom and doesn't fall under the jurisdiction of the IRS. A growing movement of defense attorneys, tax dodgers, and legal scholars in Hawaii dismisses their home as the 50th state in the union and instead calls it an occupied kingdom.

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  6. Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' IreRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | KQED

    In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, while astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build a massive, 18-story telescope.

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  7. Native Hawaiians dance in honor of Mauna Kea at the base of Pu'u Huluhulu on the Big Island.Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | News 88.9 KNPR

    In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, while astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build a massive, 18-story telescope.

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  8. Opponents against Mauna Kea telescope deliver petition signatures to governora s chief of staffRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Lethbridge Herald

    Hawaii Gov. David Ige's chief of staff used a traditional greeting Monday when he met members from a group of opponents against building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea. Members of Mauna Kea Hui and Mauna Kea Ohana crammed into an elevator to ride to the top floor of the state capitol to hand-deliver to the governor's office a thumb drive wrapped in red ribbon they said contains 53,000 signatures against building the Thirty Meter Telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

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  9. Protests halt telescope construction on Hawaiian mountainRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PhysicsWeb Events

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  10. William Price Fox ArchivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Free Times

    Back when there was music on Main Street, my Dad and his group, "The Hawaiians" -- two whites and two blacks -- landed a job at WIS. The show opened and Dad would run a steel bar down a few chords while he intoned they'd just returned from Honolulu and would be playing "The True Sound of the Islands."

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  11. Letters | 4-20-15Read the original story

    Yesterday | West Hawaii Today

    The Mauna Kea controversy fills me with sadness. I can't help but view it through the truth that Hawaii was stolen from its people a little over a century ago.

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  12. Bean counting, corrections and nominees await LegislatureRead the original story

    Yesterday | West Hawaii Today

    The Hawaii Legislature has three weeks left to wrap up all its business for the 2015 session, and most of the major legislation remains undecided. Lawmakers in both chambers have passed bills that would set up a system of medical marijuana dispensaries, solve problems at Hawaii's financially troubled health insurance exchange and allocate all of the state's spending.

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  13. Native Hawaiians look to revive traditional 'clean burial' practicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Leialoha Kaluhiwa, left, and Mahealani Cypher support several measures before the Hawaii Legislature aimed at reviving traditional Native Hawaiian burials. "Part of our goal is to get people thinking Hawaiian," Cypher says.

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  14. Letters | 4-19-15Read the original story

    Sunday | West Hawaii Today

    In his letter to the editor on March 27, Dennis Gregory cites results from a 2003 journal article authored by Brian Tissot and myself. We reported on fish abundances observed on transects searched in 1997 and 1998 along the Kona coast.

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  15. Charles Young | ViewpointRead the original story

    Sunday | West Hawaii Today

    We are told that Hawaii is comprised of many cultures where everybody gets along. I think it would be more accurate to describe Hawaii as a place of many ethnicities where everyone is competing for a piece of a very small pie and trying hard, because of close proximity not to anger the other guy.

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  16. Review: Infamy: The Shocking Story of Japanese American InternmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Denver Post

    Sleeping bunks suited the Japanese better than the cots supplied by the government. The charges were ludicrous: 90 percent of Japanese fishermen in the U.S. in 1942 were Japanese naval officers.

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  17. Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditionsRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 18 | West Hawaii Today

    A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. Traditional "clean burials" involve cleansing the deceased by fire in a pit and then compressing the skeletal remains, wrapping them in a cloth woven from trees, and burying them in a basket.

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  18. Construction Of Thirty Meter Telescope On Hawaii Mountain Is Delayed AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Switched

    Hawaii Gov. David Ige says a nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction. This is the second time the Thirty Meter Telescope has extended a moratorium on building at the summit of Mauna Kea, the highest peak on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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  19. Student starts petition supporting TMTRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | KITV-TV

    As a native Hawaiian, Mailani Neal says the telescope is part of her heritage. The 18-year-old wants the world to know many native Hawaiians support construction of the telescope.

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  20. Native Hawaiians Want To Bring Back Environmentally Friendly Burial PracticesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Switched

    A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. Traditional "clean burials" involve cleansing the deceased by fire in a pit and then compressing the skeletal remains, wrapping them in a cloth woven from trees, and burying them in a basket.

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