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Authorities and opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope can’t agree on who should be allowed up the Mauna Kea Access Road.
The Big Island mayor moves much more comfortably among the Mauna Kea protesters than Hawaii’s governor could ever hope to do.
UPDATED: The governor finally visits the mountain on Day 9 of massive protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope construction.
UPDATED: Gov. David Ige’s cabinet members spent most of Monday in meetings to discuss the future of the project planned for Mauna Kea.
A ruling is expected Tuesday after a hearing into whether the order violates the rights of a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner.
The proposed observatory that is generating mass protests on Mauna Kea seeks to focus on the big unknowns of the universe.
UPDATED: The governor met with Mayor Harry Kim to talk about maintaining peace during the Thirty Meter Telescope protests.
Hundreds of Thirty Meter Telescope opponents maintain their vigil as authorities say all access to the mountain is now restricted.
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.
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.
Updated: No one was arrested Monday as hundreds of people protested construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.