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Hawaii Supreme Court Suspends TMT Permit Until Dec. 2 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Suspends TMT Permit Until Dec. 2

The high court heard oral arguments in August on claims that there were procedural problems with the state's approval of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
State Issues New Guidelines On Media’s Mauna Kea Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Issues New Guidelines On Media’s Mauna Kea Access

UPDATED: The Department of Land and Natural Resources says it wants to keep everyone safe, but some First Amendment advocates worry the guidelines go too far.
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.
Two Telescope Protestors Convicted Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two Telescope Protestors Convicted

Ronald Fujiyoshi was sentenced to five days in jail and Linda Leilani Lindsey-Kaapuni must perform 100 hours of community service.
Judge Invalidates Mauna Kea Restrictions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Invalidates Mauna Kea Restrictions

The state had adopted the rules after Thirty Meter Telescope protesters had placed boulders in the road to the summit to block construction vehicles.
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.

The Projector: Bike, Energy and TMT Events Unfold, But a Sewage Spill Overshadows All Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Bike, Energy and TMT Events Unfold, But a Sewage Spill Overshadows All

BikeShare Hawaii showed off options for bringing two-wheelers to the masses. Hot-button energy issues were the focus of a high-profile conference. And the Supreme Court held a TMT hearing. But what the world knew about the islands this week was that a sewage spill closed Waikiki beaches.
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.
Pod Squad: The TMT Battle and the Native Hawaiian Leadership Void Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The TMT Battle and the Native Hawaiian Leadership Void

Peter Apo joins the podcast to talk about his support for the controversial telescope project atop Mauna Kea.
Thousands Turn Out for Aloha Aina Unity March Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thousands Turn Out for Aloha Aina Unity March

The march stretched for nearly a mile and a half through Waikiki. Organizers hope to mobilize voters and create political awareness for preserving sacred spaces in Hawaii.
Mauna Kea Hashtags Around the Globe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Hashtags Around the Globe

Civil Beat maps 3,810 geotagged tweets over the course of a single month.