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Anita Hofschneider

Dozens Of Astronomy Projects Are On Hold At Empty Observatories AP

Dozens Of Astronomy Projects Are On Hold At Empty Observatories

Authorities and opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope can’t agree on who should be allowed up the Mauna Kea Access Road.

Ige Asks Hawaii County Mayor To Take Over TMT Talks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Asks Hawaii County Mayor To Take Over TMT Talks

UPDATED: The governor finally visits the mountain on Day 9 of massive protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope construction.

Mauna Kea Tour Companies Are Out Of Luck For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Tour Companies Are Out Of Luck For Now

Businesses that take visitors up the mountain are stymied. And even if the protests end, Thirty Meter Telescope construction will be disruptive.

Another ‘Truce’ After A Day Of Arrests On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Another ‘Truce’ After A Day Of Arrests On Mauna Kea

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.

All Observatory Staffers Evacuated As TMT Protest Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

All Observatory Staffers Evacuated As TMT Protest Continues

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.

Late Standoff Shows How Tenuous A 1st-Day ‘Truce’ Was On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Late Standoff Shows How Tenuous A 1st-Day ‘Truce’ Was On Mauna Kea

Updated: No one was arrested Monday as hundreds of people protested construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

No Arrests And No Construction Convoy After A Day Of Protests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Arrests And No Construction Convoy After A Day Of Protests

UPDATED: Some Native Hawaiians think construction of a new telescope will desecrate a sacred site that already holds 13 other telescopes.

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea

Officials are committed to escorting construction vehicles for the Thirty Meter Telescope up the mountain this week.

ACLU Urges Law Enforcement To Respect The Rights Of TMT Protesters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Urges Law Enforcement To Respect The Rights Of TMT Protesters

Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope are expected to confront construction crews next week.

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week

UPDATED: Opponents are still trying to stop the observatory from being built on Mauna Kea and the state is bracing for protests.

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents File New Lawsuit To Stop Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents File New Lawsuit To Stop Project

This is the latest complaint against the planned observatory, which is on the cusp of breaking ground atop Mauna Kea.

Critics Fear Citizenship Question Could Skew Hawaii Census Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Critics Fear Citizenship Question Could Skew Hawaii Census

Hawaii has a higher percentage of foreign-born residents than other states but a lower than average census participation rate.