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                                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

                                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

                                The number of protesters who participated Saturday in the Aloha Aina Unity March on Oahu is in dispute, with organizers estimating that 20,000 people turned out and Honolulu police figuring the crowd count at about 12,000 to 15,000, but the broad support across the islands is not debatable.
Kupuna meet with Big Isle Mayor Kim, reject proposal for TMT

A group of kupuna, or elders, from the movement opposed to the Thirty Meter Telescope being built on Mauna Kea met with Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim on Monday to discuss Kim’s plan for resolving the dispute, which proposed that the TMT would be the last telescope built on the mountain. Read more

                                Participants walked Saturday through Waikiki on Kalakaua Avenue, which was closed for several hours.
Unity march tinged by TMT opposition

Thousands of opponents of the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope atop Hawaii island’s Mauna Kea marched through Waikiki Saturday afternoon for this year’s Aloha ‘Aina Unity March. Read more

                                Mayor Harry Kim speaks during a press conference in Hilo, July 29.
Mayor Harry Kim’s TMT plan offers nothing new, supporter says

A prominent supporter of the Thirty Meter Telescope said Friday there is little that is new in Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim’s plan to resolve the dispute over TMT, suggesting the pamphlet Kim released last week is a rehash of old plans, promises and commitments to Hawaiians. Read more

                                Law enforcement officers stood by to disperse opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope along Mauna Kea Access Road in July. Hawaii island Police Chief Paul Ferreira has said the county scaled back considerably on the number of officers it keeps on hand near the protest site.
TMT response costing Hawaii County $50K daily

Hawaii County police have spent nearly $4.2 million on overtime, fringe benefits and other costs so far in connection with 11 weeks of protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope, members of the Hawaii County Council were told Tuesday. Read more

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