Updated: No one was arrested Monday as hundreds of people protested construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Astronomers believe there are great discoveries to be made “out there,” whereas Hawaiians believe there are equally great discoveries to be made right here.
Opponents want the Hawaii Supreme Court to reverse an earlier 4-1 vote clearing the way for the $1.4 billion Mauna Kea project.
The Thirty Meter Telescope can take Hawaii and the world to the farthest reaches of the universe.
The university wants to keep private vehicles off the summit and require permits for big gatherings.
Recesses in a public floor session to talk privately about the legislative maneuvering slow down “second crossover” day at the Hawaii Capitol.
The state is decades behind in awarding land to Native Hawaiians on Mauna Kea and elsewhere under the state homestead act.