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UH to Decommission Oldest Observatory on Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH to Decommission Oldest Observatory on Mauna Kea

The announcement comes as the state Board of Land and Natural Resources considers new rules to crack down on TMT protestors atop the mountain.
Honolulu to Host World’s Biggest Astronomy Conference in August

Honolulu to Host World’s Biggest Astronomy Conference in August

A tour of Mauna Kea observatories could be canceled if the road is still closed, but most plans are proceeding for the International Astronomical Union conference.
Ige: No Plans to Use National Guard to Reopen Mauna Kea Road Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: No Plans to Use National Guard to Reopen Mauna Kea Road

Hawaii's governor is working with stakeholders to come up with a plan to provide access for the Thirty Meter Telescope construction.
Ige: ‘We Will Do Whatever Is Necessary to Ensure Lawful Access’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: ‘We Will Do Whatever Is Necessary to Ensure Lawful Access’

Hawaii's governor underscores his support for the Thirty Meter Telescope project and its right to proceed.
Mauna Kea Protesters Arrested as TMT Tries to Resume Construction Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Protesters Arrested as TMT Tries to Resume Construction

UPDATED Construction of the telescope is on hold until further notice after Native Hawaiians and others prevent crews from reaching the project site.
Was a Bullet Fired at a Mauna Kea Observatory? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Was a Bullet Fired at a Mauna Kea Observatory?

Hawaii County police are investigating a report of damage to the Subaru Telescope.
UH Ready to Move Quickly on Ige’s Mauna Kea Proposals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Ready to Move Quickly on Ige’s Mauna Kea Proposals

UPDATED: UH President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney said they are prepared to "stop talking, start doing."
Pod Squad: What’s Next for Mauna Kea?

Pod Squad: What’s Next for Mauna Kea?

Gov. David Ige wants the University of Hawaii to provide better stewardship of Mauna Kea. Meanwhile, telescope opponents aren't going away.
Gov. Ige Does Right by the Mountain Paul Bica/Flickr

Gov. Ige Does Right by the Mountain

The Hawaii governor says the state has failed Mauna Kea and calls for major changes to management of its summit. Kanaka Maoli culture, it turns out, matters.
Ige Supports Construction of TMT, Asks UH to Better Manage Mauna Kea Hawaii State Governor's Office

Ige Supports Construction of TMT, Asks UH to Better Manage Mauna Kea

UPDATE: University of Hawaii President David Lassner agrees stewardship of the mountain can be improved.
Peter Apo: The Last Telescope Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Peter Apo: The Last Telescope

I am convinced we will find a way to link arms in the name of humanity and share one of the greatest endeavors in the history of the world.
In With The New: Harnessing The Power Of Hashtags Cory Lum

In With The New: Harnessing The Power Of Hashtags

Hashtag activism, like the millennials who introduced it, has grown up a lot in the past few years.
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