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With Eye On Mauna Kea, Oahu Isn’t Letting Protesters Stop Unpopular Projects Cory Lum/Civil Beat

With Eye On Mauna Kea, Oahu Isn’t Letting Protesters Stop Unpopular Projects

But the price for pushing through unpopular projects such as the Nā Pua Makani wind farm is an enormous logistical effort to keep the kiaʻi at bay.

UH Regents Urge Nonviolent Solutions To Mauna Kea Standoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Regents Urge Nonviolent Solutions To Mauna Kea Standoff

The directive from the board offers little new in the way of resolving issues regarding Thirty Meter Telescope.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Time To Turn Marching Into Voting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Time To Turn Marching Into Voting

A strong election turnout would make Hawaiians, some of whom now abstain from voting, a more powerful political force than they have been in decades.

Where Hawaii Legislators Stand On The Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Where Hawaii Legislators Stand On The Thirty Meter Telescope

A majority of lawmakers surveyed by Civil Beat support construction of the telescope — but with a lot of caveats and uncertainty about how to proceed.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaii’s ‘No Make Waves’ Culture Is Fading Ronit Fahl/Civil Beat/2019

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaii’s ‘No Make Waves’ Culture Is Fading

Simmering below the surface in what’s sometimes called the “happiest state in America” is a feeling that government no longer listens to the people.

Big Island Mayor Calls For Restructuring Management On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Mayor Calls For Restructuring Management On Mauna Kea

Harry Kim’s plan for resolving the TMT standoff makes few new promises, but offers Native Hawaiians a larger voice in determining the future of the mountain.

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Has Spent $39K To Support Activists On Mauna Kea ronitphoto

Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Has Spent $39K To Support Activists On Mauna Kea

The state Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed the information on OHA’s support for demonstrators against the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Neal Milner: ‘Conventional Politics’ Offers No Solution On Mauna Kea Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat/2019

Neal Milner: ‘Conventional Politics’ Offers No Solution On Mauna Kea

It’s likely too late for compromise. We now face two stark choices: force the protesters off the mountain or abandon building the telescope in Hawaii.

Denby Fawcett: Moving Forward As The Debate Over TMT Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Denby Fawcett: Moving Forward As The Debate Over TMT Continues

UH President David Lassner tries to keep the university community from coming apart over Mauna Kea.

AG Probes Office of Hawaiian Affairs Support of Mauna Kea Protest Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

AG Probes Office of Hawaiian Affairs Support of Mauna Kea Protest

The state attorney general sent the Office of Hawaiian Affairs a subpoena Thursday, but is unlikely to get any information that won’t already become public next week.