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Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused

Recesses in a public floor session to talk privately about the legislative maneuvering slow down “second crossover” day at the Hawaii Capitol.

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads Courtesy: Big Island Beneficiary Trust Council

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads

The state is decades behind in awarding land to Native Hawaiians on Mauna Kea and elsewhere under the state homestead act.

Hawaii Senate Approves Putting Mauna Kea Under New Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Approves Putting Mauna Kea Under New Management

The bill would limit the number of telescopes on the mountaintop and authorize the new manager to renegotiate leases and permits pertaining to the mountain.

Should UH Still Manage The Mauna Kea Summit? ©Sin Ok -stock.adobe.com

Should UH Still Manage The Mauna Kea Summit?

A Senate bill seeks to quell controversies on the mountain by removing the University of Hawaii as the manager.
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.