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Moratorium on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction Extended Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Moratorium on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction Extended

Hawaii's governor says the Thirty Meter Telescope team tells him the work will be postponed until April 20.
Telescope Protesters Prepare for Another Police Showdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Telescope Protesters Prepare for Another Police Showdown

UPDATED: Native Hawaiian activists continue to camp out on Mauna Kea, on the watch for construction crews coming to build the Thirty Meter Telescope.
The Projector: Voyage Recalled, Rail Debated, New DLNR Pick and the Mountaintop Scene Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

At the Hawaii Capitol this week, members of the original Hokulea crew were honored, a tax surcharge extension for the Honolulu rail project moved ahead, and Gov. David Ige announced a new choice to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Meanwhile, all eyes were on Mauna Kea.
Protesters Ask ‘Voice of the Hawaiian People’ to Stop Mauna Kea Telescope Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

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

Growing movement to block the $1.4 billion TMT project turns to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for help.
Science, Not Superstition, Brought Polynesians to Hawaii

Science, Not Superstition, Brought Polynesians to Hawaii

Today we have a new generation of Hawaiians who insist on resurrecting the old gods and superstitious beliefs to oppress the common people.
Telescope Construction Delay Is ‘Grandstanding’ Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Telescope Construction Delay Is ‘Grandstanding’

The Thirty Meter Telescope will be the last new telescope constructed on Mauna Kea.
Hawaii Governor Calls ‘Timeout’ on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Hawaii Governor Calls ‘Timeout’ on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction

As protests intensify, Ige wants to pause for a week to talk with the stakeholders.
A New Telescope and the Politics of Cultural Destruction Flickr: vkurland.

A New Telescope and the Politics of Cultural Destruction

The University of Hawai‘i's effort to build a 30-meter telescope atop Mauna Kea begs the question, "When does Kānaka Maoli culture matter?"
OHA Trustee Calls for Moratorium on Mauna Kea Telescope KITV

OHA Trustee Calls for Moratorium on Mauna Kea Telescope

Meanwhile, a longtime Hawaiian activist says his goal is to get "all of these observatories off the mountain."
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