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.
Getting all the complex telescope instruments ready to work again could still take several weeks.
Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms are vital for activists behind the protests, whether it’s bolstering turnout or raising money.
Professors are still working out the details, such as whether students will be allowed to Skype into class discussions.
Mass arrests and mass incarceration of protestors is just not realistic as protestors grow stronger and the state grows weaker.
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.
What’s happening at Mauna Kea is a form of nation-building, and its value supersedes whatever the Thirty Meter Telescope could accomplish.