Civil disobedience and arrests have been a key part of Native Hawaiian activism since the 1970s.
It’s the latest example of how President Donald Trump’s administration has sought to strengthen ties with Pacific island nations.
The Indo-Pacific Command is partnering with the University of Hawaii to improve health care outcomes in the Pacific islands.
TMT officials say the world’s largest telescope will be a zero-waste facility, while the state has determined it doesn’t pose a risk to the Big Island’s water supply.
Many telescope staffers are frustrated by not being able to work, but they understand where the protesters are coming from.
Hawaii’s governor put Mayor Harry Kim in charge of negotiating with activists blocking construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.
Authorities and opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope can’t agree on who should be allowed up the Mauna Kea Access Road.
UPDATED: The governor finally visits the mountain on Day 9 of massive protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope construction.
UPDATED: After 33 kupuna and one caregiver were removed and cited, police in riot gear descended on the scene of the TMT protest. But they later backed off.
UPDATED: As hundreds of telescope opponents gather for a second day at the base of Mauna Kea, others descend on the office of Gov. David Ige.