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Hawaii County Council Rejects Money For Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Council Rejects Money For Mauna Kea

It’s not clear how Mayor Harry Kim will cover the reimbursements without council support.

Neal Milner: Don’t Depersonalize The TMT Protests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Don’t Depersonalize The TMT Protests

A law enforcement approach to resolving the Mauna Kea standoff would be misguided.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Communities Need A Real Voice On Big Projects Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Communities Need A Real Voice On Big Projects

Projects may check all the required boxes and still fall short of addressing community concerns.

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.

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.

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.

Fit To Print? State’s Mauna Kea Press Conferences Raise The Question Of What’s News Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Fit To Print? State’s Mauna Kea Press Conferences Raise The Question Of What’s News

Government institutions have the inside scoop, but that doesn’t mean the media should always bite.

Big Island Prosecutor Won’t Handle TMT Arrests Because Of Son’s Job

Big Island Prosecutor Won’t Handle TMT Arrests Because Of Son’s Job

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.

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