Support Local Athletes – Angela Lee

This past weekend Angela Lee fought Egyptian Top Team fighter, Mona Samir. Angela came out with a win via Rear Naked Choke in the first round! Congratulations to Angela, its awesome to see locals who put in so much hard work and dedication into their craft.

ONE FC 30, Angela Lee vs Samir September 27 2015. Thank you CamSports for the footage. Watch Angela Lee do work in the video below

Big ups Angela, your future is looking bright & Hawaii is proud of you. Continue to follow your passion, continue to inspire & represent for Hawaii.

Rainbow Warriors win over U.C. Davis

After getting off to a slow start this past Saturday night, the University of Hawaii football team improved to 2-1 in 2015 with a 47-27 win over the Aggies of U.C. Davis.

University of Hawaii quarterback Max Wittek threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions. Junior running back Paul Harris rushed for 147 yards, including a 95-yard touchdown run in the middle of the third quarter, setting a new University of Hawaii school record.

 

Hawaii Elite MMA : Zane Kamaka

Hawaii Elite MMA Fighter & Team Defend Hawaii representative Zane Kamaka is gearing up for his next big fight against Belal Muhammad @ Titan FC 35 in Clark County Fairgrounds Event Center, Ridgefield, Washington, United States.

Zane has been building a lot of momentum in the Hawaii MMA Scene and it’s his time to shine and represent for the 808. Check out the video below by MMA Interviews covering Zane and his thought on his upcoming Titan FC Debut.

Honolulu Fail… I meant Rail.

Honolulu will likely have to push back the opening of its full 20-mile commuter rail line by at least a year due construction delays and changes in how the project will be built.

The elevated rail line could also cost up to $200 million more than currently projected, which would push its growing shortfall to more than $1 billion.

Officials from the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation revealed those details in a Monday letter to Mayor Kirk Caldwell and City Council Chairman Ernie Martin that provided an update on the $6 billion rail project.

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Mauna Kea Ahu Dismantled

An ‘ahu that was built along the Mauna Kea summit road has been bulldozed by a Mauna Kea Support Services (MKSS) employee. MKSS is a service organization that operates under the direction of the Office of Mauna Kea Management, but officials say the employee was not specifically authorized or asked to remove the structure.

Officials say the employee bulldozed the ‘ahu to gain access to a pile of rocks and gravel needed to shore up a potentially eroding road following heavy rainfall on the mountain sometime before August 25, though they don’t have an exact date.

“This is blatant destruction of a religious artifact, of really a shrine — a temple. To me, not only is it insensitive — it’s a hate crime,” said Lakea Trask, one of a handful of Aloha Aina advocates who has spent the last 173 days on Mauna Kea in protest of the Thirty Meter Telescope project.

The stone altar was erected by protestors who say they’re standing in protection of the mountain as a sacred Native Hawaiian place.

They say they discovered the ‘ahu was bulldozed on Sunday when they went up to pray.

“Now we can’t even pray. Everybody else can pray in this land, but we cannot pray as kanaka. That’s not right, brah. This is wrong and whoever did this is going to answer for this,” said JoJo Henderson in a video posted by Na’au News Now to Facebook on Sunday.

“They dismantled our altar without the right protocol, without even having a cultural person there to walk them through it the right way — they just grabbed the bulldozer and tossed it off to the side. So yeah, it’s very hurtful,” Henderson told Hawaii News Now.

The ‘ahu was built off the road along a wide shoulder area on June 24 — the same day more than 700 people gathered to prevent TMT crews from reaching their construction zone.

“The ahu Ka Uakoko once stood here and it represented the resurgence and the rebirth and the strengthening of our culture and our religion and our spirituality and our sovereignty,” Pueo McGuire said in the Na’au News Now clip.

Two other ‘ahu were also constructed that day, however they were removed because their placement on the roadway obstructed a lane of traffic. A group who calls themselves Aloha Aina advocates voluntarily removed the ‘ahu when they were given the choice to take it down themselves or have it bulldozed. At that time advocates say they were told the third ‘ahu would be allowed to remain because it did not prohibit access.

University of Hawaii officials say the MKSS employee didn’t violate any rules. They reiterated no structure is allowed on Department of Land and Natural Resources’ conservation district property without the necessary permits.

However, members of the Kahu Ku Mauna advisory board, which was established by the Mauna Kea Comprehensive Plan, say they are supposed to be consulted on all Hawaiian cultural matters affecting the area under UH’s management.

“There’s cultural protocols that need to be put into effect. There’s administrative protocols and they’re not following those either. Everytime the chancellor or the president of the university goes out into the community and say that Hawaiian culture ‘means something. It is very important. It is significant’. It obviously is not,” said Tiffnie Kakalia, the Kahu Ku Mauna Vice Chair.

Kakalia says this incident is just the latest in a string of failures by the the Office of Maunakea Management and UH to seek advisement from Kahu Ku Mauna.

“The fact of the matter is the Hawaiian community is not being heard and not being valued, although it is being said that we are,” said Kakalia.

UH officials say in hindsight they would have preferred the situation be handled differently.

As for the employee, officials confirm he still has his job — though it’s unclear if he faces any disciplinary action.

Hawaii News Now

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/clip/11845087/tmt-protesters-distraught-after-mauna-kea-altar-bulldozed

Continue to Defend Mauna Kea

Seven women and one man  in the act of pule, or prayer in the camp made near the Thirty Meter Telescope were taken into custody early Wednesday, charged with “being present in a restricted area.” According to a press release from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, which has authority to enforce rules on the mountain, seven women and one man were arrested for being present “in the restricted area, outlined in the emergency rule passed by the Board of Land and Natural Resources and signed by Governor Ige.”

DLNR, decided to shoot the arrests they made earlier this morning on film and post it for the public to see.

The Facebook page for Protect Mauna Kea has posted video of the arrests taken by DLNR and commented on it, including this statement:

 “DLNR footage. Scary new paradigm: DLNR or police shoot footage, edit it, and release it from their perspective. They will then often try to block other cameras (saying it is already being “documented”). Fortunately, in this case other cameras were rolling too. Aloha to all the brave warriors!!!”

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is condemning the arrests. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, it also said:

“The Office of Hawaiian Affairs strongly condemns this morning’s arrests on Mauna Kea and again urges the state to cease further enforcement action and arrests until legal questions relating to the Mauna Kea emergency rules are properly resolved. It is our understanding that the individuals were arrested this morning while they were in the act of pule, or prayer.

Native Hawaiians have constitutionally protected rights to reasonably engage in traditional and customary practices, and regulations cannot eliminate the exercise of these rights. We hope for a resolution that ensures our beneficiaries’ rights are protected instead of violated.”

You can also view a live stream from Protector Kuuipomana from her perspective during the arrests.

Martin Lawrence “Doin’ Time” Tour

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Capones Productions is bringing MARTIN LAWRENCE ON SEPTEMBER 19th at the @blaisdellcenter for his FIRST EVER APPEARANCE IN HAWAII.

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Auwe, theft

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Big Island police are asking for help in finding the spear stolen from the statue of King Kamehameha I in Hilo.

The spear was last seen Saturday at Wailoa State Park.

The spear was described as being brown in color with some oxidation, with a gold-colored tip. It is roughly six feet long.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the Hilo Police non-emergency line at 935-3311, or Big Island CrimeStoppers at 961-8300