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BRUCE ASATO / JULY 20
                                The morning mist that brought light showers clears and reveals the summit of Mauna Kea.
Land Use Commission rejects Mauna Kea petition

A petition that challenged the density of development of astronomy observatories on Mauna Kea was denied Friday by the state Land Use Commission, with a majority of the commissioners declaring they have no jurisdiction over the issue. Read more

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Parts for the new turbines in Kalaeloa await transport to Kahuku on Tuesday.
Protests concern Hawaii business leaders

Hawaii often gets rapped as being unfriendly to business over regulations, taxes and litigation. Now a new layer to this perception may be forming as activists inhibit construction of three development projects. Read more

Kapu aloha protest strategy spreads, causing alarm

New protests aimed at the Kahuku windmill project and the Sherwood Forest park development may be alarming to some state leaders, but among some activists there is a sense that a grassroots momentum has been building as the nonviolent protest strategy known as kapu aloha spreads from one community to the next. Read more

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Opponents of the Na Pua Makani wind farm project linked arms and stood their ground Monday as several pieces of heavy equipment and trucks were brought to the site of the protest off Kamehameha Highway, which some of the protesters felt was an aggressive move.
Opponents of wind-energy project stall equipment delivery

Protesters gathered Monday night on a road in Kahuku to block an Oahu wind farm developer from delivering heavy equipment to begin construction in a scene reminiscent of the months-long telescope protests on the Big Island. Read more

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