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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

Supreme Court Approves Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Approves Thirty Meter Telescope

UPDATED: The ruling says the state Board of Land and Natural Resources properly granted a conservation district permit for Mauna Kea.

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff

Kalei Akaka and Esther Kia‘aina will face off for the Oahu trustee seat while three incumbents advance with three challengers to November.

Supreme Court Justice Reports Improper Emails Regarding TMT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Justice Reports Improper Emails Regarding TMT

Justice Michael Wilson said he didn’t read the messages from Sam Gon, a member of the state board that approved the telescope project.

Hawaii Supreme Court Ruling Is A Win For The Thirty Meter Telescope Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Hawaii Supreme Court Ruling Is A Win For The Thirty Meter Telescope

The ruling prevents another contested case hearing, but a construction permit appeal is still pending before the court.

Supreme Court Hears New Arguments Over Thirty Meter Telescope AP

Supreme Court Hears New Arguments Over Thirty Meter Telescope

Opponents say a state appeals judge had a conflict of interest when she granted a permit for the project.

Thirty Meter Telescope Board Delays Decision On Project’s Location Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Thirty Meter Telescope Board Delays Decision On Project’s Location

The giant telescope could still be moved to Spain, but the TMT board of governors prefers Mauna Kea.

Hawaii Senate Approves Putting Mauna Kea Under New Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Approves Putting Mauna Kea Under New Management

The bill would limit the number of telescopes on the mountaintop and authorize the new manager to renegotiate leases and permits pertaining to the mountain.

TMT Permit Decision Appealed To Hawaii Supreme Court Thirty Meter Telescope

TMT Permit Decision Appealed To Hawaii Supreme Court

Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea was approved by the BLNR in September.

Telescope Project Still Faces Fight From Hawaiian Opponents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Telescope Project Still Faces Fight From Hawaiian Opponents

Protesters were able to delay construction atop Mauna Kea two years ago. They’ll likely try to do so again.

Hawaii Land Board Grants Permit To Build Thirty Meter Telescope Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Hawaii Land Board Grants Permit To Build Thirty Meter Telescope

UPDATED: Plans for the $1.4 billion telescope have caused bitter divisions, with some Native Hawaiians saying it will desecrate Mauna Kea.

Telescope Opponent Wants Free Access To Transcripts From State Land Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Telescope Opponent Wants Free Access To Transcripts From State Land Board

Anaina Hou group isn’t satisfied with an offer from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to provide access to the documents.

The Stage Is Set For Tuesday’s Thirty Meter Telescope Hearing Courtesy TMT International Observatory

The Stage Is Set For Tuesday’s Thirty Meter Telescope Hearing

Hearing officer Riki May Amano, a retired judge, will have her hands full keeping order in this forum.