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Neal Milner: How State Leaders Hung TMT Supporters Out To Dry Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: How State Leaders Hung TMT Supporters Out To Dry

Their botched handling of the Mauna Kea telescope project ought to make us all cynical about Hawaii’s ability to manage any big, new projects.

Mauna Kea Telescopes Are Getting Back To Work But It May Take Weeks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Telescopes Are Getting Back To Work But It May Take Weeks

Getting all the complex telescope instruments ready to work again could still take several weeks.

Sterling Higa: The Social Media Movement Behind The Mauna Kea Protests

Sterling Higa: The Social Media Movement Behind The Mauna Kea Protests

Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms are vital for activists behind the protests, whether it’s bolstering turnout or raising money.

UH Will Allow Students To Earn Credit While Protesting TMT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Will Allow Students To Earn Credit While Protesting TMT

Professors are still working out the details, such as whether students will be allowed to Skype into class discussions.

Neal Milner: The Doomsday Scenario On Mauna Kea Won’t Ever Happen Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Doomsday Scenario On Mauna Kea Won’t Ever Happen

Mass arrests and mass incarceration of protestors is just not realistic as protestors grow stronger and the state grows weaker.

UH Group To Study Mauna Kea Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Group To Study Mauna Kea Management

The six-member task force will report to the Board of Regents.

Fact-Checking Environmental Concerns About The Thirty Meter Telescope Courtesy of the Thirty Meter Telescope

Fact-Checking Environmental Concerns About The Thirty Meter Telescope

TMT officials say the world’s largest telescope will be a zero-waste facility, while the state has determined  it doesn’t pose a risk to the Big Island’s water supply.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together

What’s happening at Mauna Kea is a form of nation-building, and its value supersedes whatever the Thirty Meter Telescope could accomplish.

Do Negotiations Offer A Way Forward On Mauna Kea? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Do Negotiations Offer A Way Forward On Mauna Kea?

The TMT conflict can seem irreconcilable. Mediation experts and others weigh in on possible strategies for getting people to the table and resolving these types of disputes.

Ige Calls Off Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls Off Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation

UPDATED: The governor says a permit extension means construction does not have to begin until 2021.

Judges To Decide if Ige Can Be Called As Witness In Hearing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judges To Decide if Ige Can Be Called As Witness In Hearing

A hearing on whether or not Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamation could be invalidated is scheduled to begin on Thursday.

Mauna Kea Protests Leave Observatory Workers Trapped In The Middle Courtesy of Michael Aina

Mauna Kea Protests Leave Observatory Workers Trapped In The Middle

Many telescope staffers are frustrated by not being able to work, but they understand where the protesters are coming from.

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