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Sterling Higa: The Social Media Movement Behind The Mauna Kea Protests

Sterling Higa: The Social Media Movement Behind The Mauna Kea Protests

Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms are vital for activists behind the protests, whether it’s bolstering turnout or raising money.

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support For TMT But Little Love For Ige

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support For TMT But Little Love For Ige

Two-thirds of Hawaii voters polled want the telescope built on Mauna Kea. But Native Hawaiians and residents under 50 were more likely to oppose the project.

UH Will Allow Students To Earn Credit While Protesting TMT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Will Allow Students To Earn Credit While Protesting TMT

Professors are still working out the details, such as whether students will be allowed to Skype into class discussions.

TMT Backers Seek Permit For Alternative Canary Islands Site Courtesy TMT

TMT Backers Seek Permit For Alternative Canary Islands Site

The director of the Spanish astrophysics institute said the Canary Islands site still remains only a backup to placing the TMT on Mauna Kea.

Neal Milner: The Doomsday Scenario On Mauna Kea Won’t Ever Happen Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Doomsday Scenario On Mauna Kea Won’t Ever Happen

Mass arrests and mass incarceration of protestors is just not realistic as protestors grow stronger and the state grows weaker.

UH Group To Study Mauna Kea Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

UH Group To Study Mauna Kea Management

The six-member task force will report to the Board of Regents.

Fact-Checking Environmental Concerns About The Thirty Meter Telescope Courtesy of the Thirty Meter Telescope

Fact-Checking Environmental Concerns About The Thirty Meter Telescope

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.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together

What’s happening at Mauna Kea is a form of nation-building, and its value supersedes whatever the Thirty Meter Telescope could accomplish.

Do Negotiations Offer A Way Forward On Mauna Kea? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Do Negotiations Offer A Way Forward On Mauna Kea?

The TMT conflict can seem irreconcilable. Mediation experts and others weigh in on possible strategies for getting people to the table and resolving these types of disputes.

Ige Calls Off Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls Off Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation

UPDATED: The governor says a permit extension means construction does not have to begin until 2021.