8:28 PM – Occupy Wall St. solidarity action planned for Hilo on Monday, Oct. 3rd
The following alert was just sent out by Jim Albertini:
Please join in the Hilo ad hoc solidarity action with “Occupy Wall St.” set for Monday, Oct. 3rd from 4-6PM fronting Merrill Lynch, 1437 Kilauea Ave –1/2 block toward UHH from the Hilo Shopping Center. Big Merrill Lynch sign and Wall St. Bull logo on the wall of the building. Park at Hilo Shopping Center. Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America in 2009 and deeply involved in the financial crisis, bank bail outs, and bonuses.
Please join other members of the 99% percent in our local community as we show support for the Occupy Wall St movement against Corporate greed and influence.
Please bring a sign and aloha spirit.. As always in Hilo, be prepared for rain.
Please pass the word. Mahalo. Solidarity actions are also being held 3PM in Kona (on highway south of Henry St.) , and 3PM Maui on Ka’ahumanu Hwy. across from closed Borders bookstore, and cities across the U.S.
8:37 AM – Thirty Meter Telescope contested case hearing pau
Hearing officer Paul Aoki guidance will now make a recommendation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources, which has already given the OK to the $1.3 billion observatory planned for Mauna Kea. Peter Sur of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports (http://westhawaiitoday.com/sections/news/local-news/thirty-meter-telescope-trial-ends.html)
8:35 AM – QUOTE:
“Although we’re disappointed with the ruling of the PUC, we’re not at all deterred from the development of biofuels on the Big Island in any way,” Kenton Eldridge, executive vice president of Aina Koa Pono, told Nancy Cook Lauer of West Hawaii Today. (http://westhawaiitoday.com/sections/news/local-news/puc-nixes-biofuel-plant-surcharge.html)
8:30 AM – Video coverage outlook for Saturday:
The annual Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range happened last night in Waikoloa. We expect some video soon.
Today, we will visit the UH Media Symposium and the World Peace Festival at Moku Ola, both in Hilo (more info here: https://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2011/08/01/hilo-events/)
We also plan to stop by the Kohala Country Fair in Kapa’au and the redistricting meeting to be held in Waimea.
We will also have a crew covering today’s Portuguese Festival (10am-4pm at KHS’ pasture in Kealakekua)