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TMT Protest Camp Packs Up Due To COVID-19 Screenshot: Pu’uhonua O Pu’uhuluhulu

TMT Protest Camp Packs Up Due To COVID-19

Camp elders promised to return if construction is planned to resume.

Hawaii Thirty Meter Telescope Cost Estimate Increases To $2.4 Billion Courtesy TMT

Hawaii Thirty Meter Telescope Cost Estimate Increases To $2.4 Billion

Telescope project developers blamed the cost increase on construction delays including protests that have blocked construction for months.

Japan Suspends Annual Funding For Thirty Meter Telescope Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Japan Suspends Annual Funding For Thirty Meter Telescope Project

Japan is part of an international consortium backing the embattled project.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Civic Consciousness Is A Grind Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat/2019

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Civic Consciousness Is A Grind

State lawmakers shouldn’t create a special commission to resolve Native Hawaiian issues if it’s just a poorly veiled cover for finding a solution for Mauna Kea.

Lawmakers Limit Scope Of Bill Banning AG’s Probe Of Hawaiian Nonprofit ronitphoto

Lawmakers Limit Scope Of Bill Banning AG’s Probe Of Hawaiian Nonprofit

Amendments would prohibit the attorney general from investigating KAHEA and other nonprofits if the investigation would create a conflict of interest.

The Ongoing TMT Crisis Cries Out For Collective Hawaii Leadership Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

The Ongoing TMT Crisis Cries Out For Collective Hawaii Leadership

A reconciliation process being offered by legislative leaders is a way forward. But lawmakers need to act decisively and soon.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: AG Steering Hawaii In Wrong Direction With TMT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: AG Steering Hawaii In Wrong Direction With TMT

The state Attorney General’s latest action to subpoena a nonprofit’s bank records borders on a dangerous abuse of power.

Mauna Kea Ignited A New Wave Of Hawaiian Pride. Where Does It Go From Here? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Mauna Kea Ignited A New Wave Of Hawaiian Pride. Where Does It Go From Here?

The protests are seen as part of a long push toward more self-determination for Native Hawaiians, but there is little consensus on how best to achieve that.

TMT Hot Potato: Hawaii Leaders Are Ducking Responsibility On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

TMT Hot Potato: Hawaii Leaders Are Ducking Responsibility On Mauna Kea

Since protests resumed six months ago, top elected officials have struggled to take ownership of resolving issues surrounding a major telescope project.

Judge: Attorney General Can Get Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group Ronit Fahl/Civil Beat/2019

Judge: Attorney General Can Get Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

A state judge has said he’s inclined to limit the scope of a subpoena filed against an activist organization leading protests of the Thirty Meter Telescope.