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Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Seeking Long-Delayed Justice On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Seeking Long-Delayed Justice On Mauna Kea

The TMT protests are not about science or a telescope. It’s about the needs of Native Hawaiians being disregarded for 125 years.

Court Rules Hawaiian Immersion Access Is Constitutional Right Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Court Rules Hawaiian Immersion Access Is Constitutional Right

The 49-page decision from the Hawaii Supreme Court hinges on amendments made to the state Constitution in 1978 to revive Hawaiian language and culture.

UH Group To Study Mauna Kea Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Group To Study Mauna Kea Management

The six-member task force will report to the Board of Regents.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together

What’s happening at Mauna Kea is a form of nation-building, and its value supersedes whatever the Thirty Meter Telescope could accomplish.

Mayor Kim: Hawaiian Leaders Want To Meet Again On Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor Kim: Hawaiian Leaders Want To Meet Again On Telescope

Many of the leaders the Big Island mayor talked with Monday were from Oahu. He met earlier with the protesters at Mauna Kea Access Road.

SLIDESHOW: The Routines Of Life At Mauna Kea Base Camp ronitphoto

SLIDESHOW: The Routines Of Life At Mauna Kea Base Camp

Daily classes, medical care and a food tent: Thirty Meter Telescope opponents of all ages settle in for what could be a long standoff.

Thirty Meter Telescope Supporters: ‘Build It’ AP

Thirty Meter Telescope Supporters: ‘Build It’

As dueling rallies unfold on both sides of the street, TMT backers talk about the project’s scientific and economic benefits.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: ‘Kapu Aloha Is Holding Everyone Together’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: ‘Kapu Aloha Is Holding Everyone Together’

Long-held divisions are melting away. Hawaiians are healing, not only as individuals, but as a community.

Chad Blair: Putting Harry Kim In Charge May Be Ige’s Best Move In TMT Standoff

Chad Blair: Putting Harry Kim In Charge May Be Ige’s Best Move In TMT Standoff

The Big Island mayor moves much more comfortably among the Mauna Kea protesters than Hawaii’s governor could ever hope to do.

Ige Asks Hawaii County Mayor To Take Over TMT Talks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Asks Hawaii County Mayor To Take Over TMT Talks

UPDATED: The governor finally visits the mountain on Day 9 of massive protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope construction.

Can The Thirty Meter Telescope Survive Growing Opposition? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can The Thirty Meter Telescope Survive Growing Opposition?

UPDATED: Gov. David Ige’s cabinet members spent most of Monday in meetings to discuss the future of the project planned for Mauna Kea.

Judges Ponder Whether To Halt Ige’s Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judges Ponder Whether To Halt Ige’s Mauna Kea Emergency Proclamation

A ruling is expected Tuesday after a hearing into whether the order violates the rights of a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner.

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