Posts Categorized: Kaua’i & Ni’ihau

Kaua’i Stands Up to Defend Hawaiian Land

Photo: Katy Rose, Breaking the Spell Protest a ‘solidarity action’ with O‘ahu rally By Michael Levine – The Garden Island Published: Saturday, December 27, 2008 1:10 AM HST A group of 25 to 30 activists lined both sides of Kuhio Highway in Lihu‘e yesterday afternoon, waving Hawaiian flags and holding signs voicing their displeasure with… Read more »

Unexploded Ordnance removed from Kaua’i yard

Ordnance is removed from yard HANAMAULU, Kauai » An old, unexploded piece of ordnance sat in a front yard for decades before an elderly woman turned it over to police last week, Kauai officials said. On Dec. 8, Kauai police received a call for assistance Monday from a woman who wanted to remove a large… Read more »

Monitoring Depleted Uranium

Note: This is an old article, but it is still relevant. The Army is refusing to clean up the DU contamination in Schofield Barracks. Monitoring depleted uranium Protecting the public against exposure By Kristine Kubat Wednesday, February 28, 2007 9:10 AM HST While weapons made with depleted uranium can penetrate any substance known to man,… Read more »

Obama’s Troubling Stance on Missile Defense and Militarizing Space Toward Freedom (US) December 4, 2008 Obama’s Troubling Stance on Missile Defense and Militarizing Space Written by John Lasker Missile defense is quickly becoming the most significant global arms race of the 21st century. This race may soon reach into space, what the US military has called the “ultimate high ground.” President-elect Barack Obamam,… Read more »

Japanese missile defense test fails off Hawaii

Reuters, Thursday November 20 2008 (Recasts, official blames Raytheon missile glitch) By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) – A Japanese naval destroyer failed to shoot down a ballistic missile target on Wednesday because of a glitch in the final stage of an interceptor missile made by Raytheon Co, a U.S. military official said. The… Read more »

Missile test off Kaua’i fails at the ‘very end’

November 20, 2008 By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer A missile fired by the Japanese destroyer Chokai yesterday failed to intercept a ballistic missile target off Kaua’i in a second test of Japan’s ship-based Aegis ballistic missile defense system. The $55 million exercise paid for by Japan was intended to knock down a simulated ballistic… Read more »

Army settles Hawaii culture lawsuit

The Associated Press Posted : Tuesday Nov 18, 2008 6:09:54 EST HONOLULU — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Army announced Monday that they have settled an OHA lawsuit filed in 2006 over the establishment of a Stryker brigade and its impact on Native Hawaiian cultural resources. OHA representatives and a neutral archaeologist accompanied… Read more »

Conrow: Pumping up PMRF

Pumping up PMRF Kaua’i is being taken by air, land and sea by Joan Conrow / 10-31-07 Surrounded by security fences, with armed guards at the gates, the high-tech enclave of Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) stands in sharp contrast to the largely deserted beaches and agricultural fields that surround it on Kaua‘i’s rural westside…. Read more »

Wahiawa speaks out on Strykers

Posted on: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Hawaii Stryker plan gets wary welcome By Will Hoover Advertiser Staff Writer WAHIAWA – An Army proposal to permanently base a $1.5 billion Stryker brigade combat team in Hawai’i received a somewhat warmer reception last night in Wahiawa than it had in several previous meetings. Last night’s hearing was… Read more »