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Mauna Kea

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.
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.
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