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Let Native Hawaiians Take the Lead on Issues Such as TMT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Let Native Hawaiians Take the Lead on Issues Such as TMT

Writer grew up on Oahu, but contends that there are times when he and the rest of the islands' residents should defer to Native Hawaiians.
New York Times Ed Board Chides Hawaii Gov. David Ige Over Mauna Kea Courtesy W. M. Keck Observatory

New York Times Ed Board Chides Hawaii Gov. David Ige Over Mauna Kea

The editorial board says Ige has been too mild about the Thirty Meter Telescope debate.
OHA Board Rescinds Support for Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Board Rescinds Support for Thirty Meter Telescope

But the trustees decline to go on record as opposing the $1.4 billion project.
Thirty Meter Telescope Protesters Hold Third Rally in Pasadena KITV

Thirty Meter Telescope Protesters Hold Third Rally in Pasadena

The Wednesday event at TMT headquarters coincided with a meeting of project partners.
Ian Lind: Dangerous Intersection of Social Policy and ‘Sacred’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Dangerous Intersection of Social Policy and ‘Sacred’

It's easy to get the impression native Hawaiian issues weren't thoroughly considered when the Thirty Meter Telescope was approved. They were.
Baseball’s Kolten Wong Takes a Cut for Mauna Kea Keith Allison vis Flickr

Baseball’s Kolten Wong Takes a Cut for Mauna Kea

The St. Louis Cardinals star and former University of Hawaii standout shows his Hilo roots with a message of support for protesters on the Big Island.
Talking With My Daughter About the TMT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Talking With My Daughter About the TMT

Supporters and opponents of building the Thirty Mile Telescope on Mauna Kea should step lightly, lest we crush the spirit of our young people.
Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Pose Environmental Risks? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Pose Environmental Risks?

Supporters, opponents of what will be the biggest observatory on Mauna Kea disagree over the value of assurances in the environmental impact statement.
Cyberattack Hits TMT and State Government Websites

Cyberattack Hits TMT and State Government Websites

UPDATED: Operation Green Rights, a self-described faction of the hacker group Anonymous, took credit for hacking TMT's and Hawaii state government's websites.
Ian Lind: The Legal Challenge to the Thirty Meter Telescope Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Ian Lind: The Legal Challenge to the Thirty Meter Telescope

Court rulings could lead to stricter controls on development in the conservation districts on both Mauna Kea and Haleakala.
Pod Squad: The Mood on the Mountain and Telescope Finances Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The Mood on the Mountain and Telescope Finances

One Civil Beat reporter just visited Mauna Kea, while another took an in-depth look at the business of the entire telescope complex on the Big Island.
UH Regents to Hold Mauna Kea Meeting in Hilo on Sunday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Regents to Hold Mauna Kea Meeting in Hilo on Sunday

UPDATE: UH Board of Regents chair says it would be a breach of responsibility to try and "unwind" existing agreements, but wants to see UH review and amend Mauna Kea Management Plan.
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