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Honolulu to Host World’s Biggest Astronomy Conference in August

Honolulu to Host World’s Biggest Astronomy Conference in August

A tour of Mauna Kea observatories could be canceled if the road is still closed, but most plans are proceeding for the International Astronomical Union conference.
Ige: No Plans to Use National Guard to Reopen Mauna Kea Road Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: No Plans to Use National Guard to Reopen Mauna Kea Road

Hawaii's governor is working with stakeholders to come up with a plan to provide access for the Thirty Meter Telescope construction.
Ige: ‘We Will Do Whatever Is Necessary to Ensure Lawful Access’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: ‘We Will Do Whatever Is Necessary to Ensure Lawful Access’

Hawaii's governor underscores his support for the Thirty Meter Telescope project and its right to proceed.
The Projector:  ‘Mutual Respect and Aloha’ on the Mountain, But No Meeting of the Minds Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

The Projector: ‘Mutual Respect and Aloha’ on the Mountain, But No Meeting of the Minds

Despite a handful of arrests, officers and protesters treat each other well. But this week's attempt to resume construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope gets off to a rocky start with boulders strewn across the mountain road, forcing its closure.
Rocks Removed, But Road Up Mauna Kea Remains Closed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rocks Removed, But Road Up Mauna Kea Remains Closed

The TMT project is still on hold after protesters prevented construction crews from reaching the site Wednesday.
Mauna Kea Protesters Arrested as TMT Tries to Resume Construction Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Protesters Arrested as TMT Tries to Resume Construction

UPDATED Construction of the telescope is on hold until further notice after Native Hawaiians and others prevent crews from reaching the project site.
Was a Bullet Fired at a Mauna Kea Observatory? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Was a Bullet Fired at a Mauna Kea Observatory?

Hawaii County police are investigating a report of damage to the Subaru Telescope.
UH Ready to Move Quickly on Ige’s Mauna Kea Proposals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Ready to Move Quickly on Ige’s Mauna Kea Proposals

UPDATED: UH President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney said they are prepared to "stop talking, start doing."
Pod Squad: What’s Next for Mauna Kea?

Pod Squad: What’s Next for Mauna Kea?

Gov. David Ige wants the University of Hawaii to provide better stewardship of Mauna Kea. Meanwhile, telescope opponents aren't going away.
Gov. Ige Does Right by the Mountain Paul Bica/Flickr

Gov. Ige Does Right by the Mountain

The Hawaii governor says the state has failed Mauna Kea and calls for major changes to management of its summit. Kanaka Maoli culture, it turns out, matters.