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Thousands Turn Out for Aloha Aina Unity March Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thousands Turn Out for Aloha Aina Unity March

The march stretched for nearly a mile and a half through Waikiki. Organizers hope to mobilize voters and create political awareness for preserving sacred spaces in Hawaii.
Mauna Kea Hashtags Around the Globe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Hashtags Around the Globe

Civil Beat maps 3,810 geotagged tweets over the course of a single month.
The Projector:  Guillermo Kicks Up the Surf; TMT Protesters Seek Astronomers’ Attention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Guillermo Kicks Up the Surf; TMT Protesters Seek Astronomers’ Attention

A tropical storm that looked threatening roiled the waters but stayed north of us. Meanwhile, TMT protesters wondered why they couldn't get a seat at the world's biggest astronomy conference.
TMT Protesters Hope to Reach Visiting Astronomers Through Waikiki March Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT Protesters Hope to Reach Visiting Astronomers Through Waikiki March

The event is planned during a day of rest for the more than 2,000 astronomers in town for the International Astronomical Union's triennial convention.
27 Arrested Protesting Telescopes on Mauna Kea and Haleakala Cory Lum/Civil Beat

27 Arrested Protesting Telescopes on Mauna Kea and Haleakala

UPDATED: Seven were arrested on Mauna Kea on the Big Island and at least 20 on Haleakala on Maui, according to news reports.
Peter Apo: The TMT Honors Mauna Kea Through Universal Exploration Courtesy of Deon Kane

Peter Apo: The TMT Honors Mauna Kea Through Universal Exploration

Mauna Kea warrants the highest level of cultural sensitivity but it should be a cultural sensitivity that is totally consistent with the historical record of Hawaiians and their search for knowledge.
Keck Observatory Plays Key Role in Discovery of ‘Another Earth’ NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle

Keck Observatory Plays Key Role in Discovery of ‘Another Earth’

UPDATE: The Mauna Kea facility helped confirm the Earth-like planet's size and orbit and key characteristics of its parent star, which has strong similarities to our sun.
Ian Lind: The ‘Kingdom Defense’ Is a Dead End for Mauna Kea Protesters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: The ‘Kingdom Defense’ Is a Dead End for Mauna Kea Protesters

The contention that the courts have no jurisdiction has been rejected before, and there's no magic exemption to be found.
The Projector:  From Maunalua to Ala Moana to Mauna Kea, People Are Talking Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: From Maunalua to Ala Moana to Mauna Kea, People Are Talking

Hawaii Kai residents get riled up over proposed bay restrictions, Mayor Caldwell maps the future of a landmark Honolulu park, and Gov. Ige hears about the TMT project — again.
BLNR Board Member Had No Conflict of Interest in Vote on Mauna Kea Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat

BLNR Board Member Had No Conflict of Interest in Vote on Mauna Kea Access

An op-ed written by a university law student was simply wrong in accusing former board member Stanley Roehrig of a conflict involving a $15,000 grant funded by the Thirty Meter Telescope.
University of Hawaii Reopens Road to Mauna Kea Summit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

University of Hawaii Reopens Road to Mauna Kea Summit

But access is still restricted due to new emergency rules approved by the state Board of Land and Natural Resources.
Land Board Approves Restrictions on Mauna Kea Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Land Board Approves Restrictions on Mauna Kea Access

Opponents vow to disobey the rules designed to restore order and allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope to proceed.
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