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Dozens Of Astronomy Projects Are On Hold At Empty Observatories AP

Dozens Of Astronomy Projects Are On Hold At Empty Observatories

Authorities and opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope can’t agree on who should be allowed up the Mauna Kea Access Road.

Chad Blair: Putting Harry Kim In Charge May Be Ige’s Best Move In TMT Standoff

Chad Blair: Putting Harry Kim In Charge May Be Ige’s Best Move In TMT Standoff

The Big Island mayor moves much more comfortably among the Mauna Kea protesters than Hawaii’s governor could ever hope to do.

Ige Asks Hawaii County Mayor To Take Over TMT Talks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Asks Hawaii County Mayor To Take Over TMT Talks

UPDATED: The governor finally visits the mountain on Day 9 of massive protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope construction.

Can The Thirty Meter Telescope Survive Growing Opposition? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can The Thirty Meter Telescope Survive Growing Opposition?

UPDATED: Gov. David Ige’s cabinet members spent most of Monday in meetings to discuss the future of the project planned for Mauna Kea.

Judges Ponder Whether To Halt Ige’s Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judges Ponder Whether To Halt Ige’s Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation

A ruling is expected Tuesday after a hearing into whether the order violates the rights of a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner.

A Look At The Science Of The Thirty Meter Telescope AP

A Look At The Science Of The Thirty Meter Telescope

The proposed observatory that is generating mass protests on Mauna Kea seeks to focus on the big unknowns of the universe.

Mauna Kea Tour Companies Are Out Of Luck For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Tour Companies Are Out Of Luck For Now

Businesses that take visitors up the mountain are stymied. And even if the protests end, Thirty Meter Telescope construction will be disruptive.

Ige: No Additional National Guard Troops Coming To Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: No Additional National Guard Troops Coming To Mauna Kea

UPDATED: The governor met with Mayor Harry Kim to talk about maintaining peace during the Thirty Meter Telescope protests.

Another Day Of Waiting For Protesters, Authorities At Mauna Kea Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Another Day Of Waiting For Protesters, Authorities At Mauna Kea

Hundreds of Thirty Meter Telescope opponents maintain their vigil as authorities say all access to the mountain is now restricted.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Mauna Kea Is Our Modern-Day Kahoolawe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Mauna Kea Is Our Modern-Day Kahoolawe

Today, no one questions the wisdom of the effort to end the use of the island as a bombing range. In the future, we’ll feel the same about the TMT protesters.

All Observatory Staffers Evacuated As TMT Protest Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

All Observatory Staffers Evacuated As TMT Protest Continues

UPDATED: As hundreds of telescope opponents gather for a second day at the base of Mauna Kea, others descend on the office of Gov. David Ige.

Late Standoff Shows How Tenuous A 1st-Day ‘Truce’ Was On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Late Standoff Shows How Tenuous A 1st-Day ‘Truce’ Was On Mauna Kea

Updated: No one was arrested Monday as hundreds of people protested construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

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