Telescope project developers blamed the cost increase on construction delays including protests that have blocked construction for months.
Japan is part of an international consortium backing the embattled project.
State lawmakers shouldn’t create a special commission to resolve Native Hawaiian issues if it’s just a poorly veiled cover for finding a solution for Mauna Kea.
A reconciliation process being offered by legislative leaders is a way forward. But lawmakers need to act decisively and soon.
The state Attorney General’s latest action to subpoena a nonprofit’s bank records borders on a dangerous abuse of power.
Since protests resumed six months ago, top elected officials have struggled to take ownership of resolving issues surrounding a major telescope project.
India’s Department of Science and Technology is part of the Thirty Meter Telescope consortium.
UPDATED: Activists will move their encampment off the mountain’s access road in exchange for a county promise not to start more work on the telescope until February.