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TMT Protest Camp Packs Up Due To COVID-19 Screenshot from 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

The AG argues the Native Hawaiian nonprofit is illegally using donations to fund civil disobedience; the organization says the request is intimidation.

Media Reports: India Wary Of TMT Construction On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Media Reports: India Wary Of TMT Construction On Mauna Kea

India’s Department of Science and Technology is part of the Thirty Meter Telescope consortium.

December 2015

Thursday, December 17

Peter Apo: Let There Be Light On The TMT

Friday, December 11

TMT’s Place In History Of Telescope Battles

Wednesday, December 2

Hawaii Supreme Court Invalidates Thirty Meter Telescope Permit

November 2015

Tuesday, November 17

Hawaii Supreme Court Suspends TMT Permit Until Dec. 2

Friday, November 13

State Issues New Guidelines On Media’s Mauna Kea Access

Tuesday, November 10

Poll: Half Of Native Hawaiians Still Oppose Building The TMT

October 2015

Wednesday, October 21

UH to Remove Third Mauna Kea Observatory

Friday, October 9

Judge Invalidates Mauna Kea Restrictions

September 2015

Monday, September 21

State Takes Tent Atop Mauna Kea

August 2015

Thursday, August 27

Hawaii Supreme Court Grills State on Approval of Thirty Meter Telescope

Sunday, August 9

Thousands Turn Out for Aloha Aina Unity March

Friday, August 7

Mauna Kea Hashtags Around the Globe

Thursday, August 6

TMT Protesters Hope to Reach Visiting Astronomers Through Waikiki March

July 2015

Thursday, July 30

Peter Apo: The TMT Honors Mauna Kea Through Universal Exploration

Thursday, July 23

Keck Observatory Plays Key Role in Discovery of ‘Another Earth’

Friday, July 17

The Projector: From Maunalua to Ala Moana to Mauna Kea, People Are Talking

Saturday, July 11

Land Board Approves Restrictions on Mauna Kea Access

Thursday, July 9

Hawaii AG to Provide More Info on Emergency Rule for Mauna Kea

Tuesday, July 7

UH to Decommission Oldest Observatory on Mauna Kea

Thursday, July 2

Honolulu to Host World’s Biggest Astronomy Conference in August

June 2015

Monday, June 29

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

Friday, June 26

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

Thursday, June 25

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

Rocks Removed, But Road Up Mauna Kea Remains Closed

Wednesday, June 24

Mauna Kea Protesters Arrested as TMT Tries to Resume Construction

Monday, June 1

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

Pod Squad: What’s Next for Mauna Kea?

May 2015

Tuesday, May 26

Ige Supports Construction of TMT, Asks UH to Better Manage Mauna Kea

Thursday, May 14

Peter Apo: The Last Telescope

Thursday, May 7

In With The New: Harnessing The Power Of Hashtags

April 2015

Thursday, April 30

OHA Board Rescinds Support for Thirty Meter Telescope

Wednesday, April 29

Thirty Meter Telescope Protesters Hold Third Rally in Pasadena

Ian Lind: Dangerous Intersection of Social Policy and ‘Sacred’

Monday, April 27

Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Pose Environmental Risks?

Sunday, April 26

Cyberattack Hits TMT and State Government Websites

Wednesday, April 22

Ian Lind: The Legal Challenge to the Thirty Meter Telescope

Pod Squad: The Mood on the Mountain and Telescope Finances

Tuesday, April 21

UH Regents to Hold Mauna Kea Meeting in Hilo on Sunday

Residents Opposing Mauna Kea Telescope March on the Capitol

Monday, April 20

Mauna Kea Telescopes: The Business of Astronomy Is Not an Easy One

Friday, April 17

The Projector: TMT Protests on the Mountaintop and on Oahu

Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Postponed Again

Thursday, April 16

Hashtag Heard ‘Round the World: Social Media Fuels TMT Protests

Wednesday, April 15

As Mauna Kea Protests Grow, Some Hawaii Island Residents Worry About Jobs

Monday, April 13

UH Student Protests Against TMT Continue

TMT Launches Online Campaign in Support of Mauna Kea Telescope

Peter Apo: ‘We Are Hawaii and We Will Find a Way’

Sunday, April 12

Jason Momoa’s Revolt Against Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope

Saturday, April 11

Moratorium on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction Extended

Friday, April 10

Telescope Protesters Prepare for Another Police Showdown

The Projector: Voyage Recalled, Rail Debated, New DLNR Pick and the Mountaintop Scene

Thursday, April 9

Protesters Ask ‘Voice of the Hawaiian People’ to Stop Mauna Kea Telescope

Tuesday, April 7

Hawaii Governor Calls ‘Timeout’ on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction

Saturday, April 4

OHA Trustee Calls for Moratorium on Mauna Kea Telescope

Thursday, April 2

Mauna Kea Telescope Protesters Arrested

Peter Apo: Mauna Kea Under Siege

March 2015

Tuesday, March 31

Mauna Kea Protesters Block Telescope Construction

February 2015

Friday, February 13

Big Island Student Covers Telescope Controversy