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The directive from the board offers little new in the way of resolving issues regarding 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.
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.
Government institutions have the inside scoop, but that doesn’t mean the media should always bite.
Mitch Roth, whose son works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has sent the cases to the Hawaii attorney general’s office to avoid a conflict of interest.
The protesters say they are being vilified in an attempt to discredit the Mauna Kea movement.
The Hawaii County mayor’s plan would make the University of Hawaii share management with other groups in an umbrella agency. Gov. David Ige says he supports the idea but many details must be worked out.
Protest leaders say the alarm bells went off when many sources consistently reported that a move to clear the road to the summit would happen this week.
A protest leader said the house was constructed as an education space for kids, but the builders knew it wasn’t legal or sanctioned by anti-TMT leaders.
Civil disobedience and arrests have been a key part of Native Hawaiian activism since the 1970s.
They all felt stirrings of Hawaiian identity as youngsters, but these three protesters were shaped by pivotal experiences as young adults.