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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.

Mayor Kim: Hawaiian Leaders Want To Meet Again On Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor Kim: Hawaiian Leaders Want To Meet Again On Telescope

Many of the leaders the Big Island mayor talked with Monday were from Oahu. He met earlier with the protesters at Mauna Kea Access Road.

SLIDESHOW: The Routines Of Life At Mauna Kea Base Camp ronitphoto

SLIDESHOW: The Routines Of Life At Mauna Kea Base Camp

Daily classes, medical care and a food tent: Thirty Meter Telescope opponents of all ages settle in for what could be a long standoff.

Thirty Meter Telescope Supporters: ‘Build It’ AP

Thirty Meter Telescope Supporters: ‘Build It’

As dueling rallies unfold on both sides of the street, TMT backers talk about the project’s scientific and economic benefits.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: ‘Kapu Aloha Is Holding Everyone Together’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: ‘Kapu Aloha Is Holding Everyone Together’

Long-held divisions are melting away. Hawaiians are healing, not only as individuals, but as a community.

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.

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