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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.

Ige: Construction Of TMT On Mauna Kea Can Begin Office of the Governor

Ige: Construction Of TMT On Mauna Kea Can Begin

The Hawaii governor issued a “notice to proceed” on the giant telescope even as one protester is arrested.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It’s Time For UH To Walk Away From TMT Huffington Post Hawaii

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It’s Time For UH To Walk Away From TMT

Astronomers believe there are great discoveries to be made “out there,” whereas Hawaiians believe there are equally great discoveries to be made right here.

Telescope Foes Ask Hawaii High Court To Reconsider Ruling ©Sin Ok -stock.adobe.com

Telescope Foes Ask Hawaii High Court To Reconsider Ruling

Opponents want the Hawaii Supreme Court to reverse an earlier 4-1 vote clearing the way for the $1.4 billion Mauna Kea project.

With High Court’s Ruling On Mauna Kea, It’s Time To Move Forward Cory Lum/Civil Beat

With High Court’s Ruling On Mauna Kea, It’s Time To Move Forward

The Thirty Meter Telescope can take Hawaii and the world to the farthest reaches of the universe.

Big Island: UH’s New Rules Would Bring Big Changes Atop Mauna Kea Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: UH’s New Rules Would Bring Big Changes Atop Mauna Kea

The university wants to keep private vehicles off the summit and require permits for big gatherings.

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff

Kalei Akaka and Esther Kia‘aina will face off for the Oahu trustee seat while three incumbents advance with three challengers to November.

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused

Recesses in a public floor session to talk privately about the legislative maneuvering slow down “second crossover” day at the Hawaii Capitol.

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads Courtesy: Big Island Beneficiary Trust Council

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads

The state is decades behind in awarding land to Native Hawaiians on Mauna Kea and elsewhere under the state homestead act.

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