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OHA Sues State, UH Over ‘Longstanding Mismanagement’ Of Mauna Kea ©Sin Ok -stock.adobe.com

OHA Sues State, UH Over ‘Longstanding Mismanagement’ Of Mauna Kea

Updated: The legal action follows a ruling allowing the Thirty Meter Telescope project to go forward on a mountain considered deeply sacred by many Native Hawaiians. 

Hawaii Land Board Grants Permit To Build Thirty Meter Telescope Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Hawaii Land Board Grants Permit To Build Thirty Meter Telescope

UPDATED: Plans for the $1.4 billion telescope have caused bitter divisions, with some Native Hawaiians saying it will desecrate Mauna Kea.

Telescope Opponent Wants Free Access To Transcripts From State Land Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Telescope Opponent Wants Free Access To Transcripts From State Land Board

Anaina Hou group isn’t satisfied with an offer from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to provide access to the documents.

State Investigating Placement Of Human Remains At TMT Site Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Investigating Placement Of Human Remains At TMT Site

The Department of Land and Natural Resources acknowledged the probe in response to a public records request but won't say more
Harry Kim Wins Big Island Mayor Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Harry Kim Wins Big Island Mayor Race

Former managing director Wally Lau finished a distant second.
TMT ‘Seeking Alternatives’ To Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT ‘Seeking Alternatives’ To Hawaii

Hawaii is still an option for the Thirty Meter Telescope project, but other locations are being sought.
Judge Seeks ‘Fresh’ Start, But Acrimony Over TMT Resurfaces Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Seeks ‘Fresh’ Start, But Acrimony Over TMT Resurfaces

Native Hawaiians flood a pre-hearing conference Monday as lawyers argue about what's ahead for a June 17 contested-case hearing.
Peter Apo: Let There Be Light On The TMT Paul Bica/Flickr

Peter Apo: Let There Be Light On The TMT

The state Supreme Court decision halting — for now — the $1.4 billion telescope offers an opportunity to untangle cultural arguments about Mauna Kea.
Poll: Half Of Native Hawaiians Still Oppose Building The TMT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Poll: Half Of Native Hawaiians Still Oppose Building The TMT

Support for the telescope on Mauna Kea remains high among other ethnic groups, but a long work stoppage hasn't cooled Native Hawaiian opposition.
Eight More Arrests at Mauna Kea Visitors Center DLNR

Eight More Arrests at Mauna Kea Visitors Center

Seven women and one man protesting the Thirty Meter Telescope were taken into custody early Wednesday, charged with "being present in a restricted area." OHA condemns the arrests, which were filmed by DLNR.

Hawaii Supreme Court Grills State on Approval of Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Grills State on Approval of Thirty Meter Telescope

The justices questioned whether the Board of Land and Natural Resources violated due process by approving a permit for the $1.4 billion observatory before conducting a contested case hearing.
OHA Spent $4,785 on a Massive March With an Anti-TMT Flavor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Spent $4,785 on a Massive March With an Anti-TMT Flavor

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs CEO authorized the funds, stating that the goals and outcomes of the march were "directly supportive" of the agency's strategic priorities.