“Science and money do not supersede the sanctity of our mountain.”

That’s one of many statements made by numerous testifiers at the University of Hawaii Board of Regents meeting on Thursday that deals with the controversial planned Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

As of nearly 3 p.m., the meeting in Hilo is still ongoing and can be watched live here on Oiwi TV.

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Big Island resident Kalae Kauwe is draped in Hawaiian flags as hula halau dance near the Mauna Kea visitors center.

Big Island resident Kalae Kauwe is draped in Hawaiian flags as hula halau dance near the Mauna Kea visitors center.

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