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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

TMT Protest Camp Packs Up Due To COVID-19 Screenshot from Pu’uhonua O Pu’uhuluhulu

TMT Protest Camp Packs Up Due To COVID-19

Camp elders promised to return if construction is planned to resume.

Hawaii Thirty Meter Telescope Cost Estimate Increases To $2.4 Billion Courtesy TMT

Hawaii Thirty Meter Telescope Cost Estimate Increases To $2.4 Billion

Telescope project developers blamed the cost increase on construction delays including protests that have blocked construction for months.

Japan Suspends Annual Funding For Thirty Meter Telescope Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Japan Suspends Annual Funding For Thirty Meter Telescope Project

Japan is part of an international consortium backing the embattled project.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Civic Consciousness Is A Grind Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Civic Consciousness Is A Grind

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.

The Ongoing TMT Crisis Cries Out For Collective Hawaii Leadership Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Ongoing TMT Crisis Cries Out For Collective Hawaii Leadership

A reconciliation process being offered by legislative leaders is a way forward. But lawmakers need to act decisively and soon.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: AG Steering Hawaii In Wrong Direction With TMT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: AG Steering Hawaii In Wrong Direction With TMT

The state Attorney General’s latest action to subpoena a nonprofit’s bank records borders on a dangerous abuse of power.

TMT Hot Potato: Hawaii Leaders Are Ducking Responsibility On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT Hot Potato: Hawaii Leaders Are Ducking Responsibility On Mauna Kea

Since protests resumed six months ago, top elected officials have struggled to take ownership of resolving issues surrounding a major telescope project.

Media Reports: India Wary Of TMT Construction On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Media Reports: India Wary Of TMT Construction On Mauna Kea

India’s Department of Science and Technology is part of the Thirty Meter Telescope consortium.

Hawaii County, TMT Protesters Agree To Clear The Road To Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii County, TMT Protesters Agree To Clear The Road To Mauna Kea

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.

Hawaii Governor Pulls Back Law Enforcement On Mauna Kea — For Now Kuʻu Kauanoe/ Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Pulls Back Law Enforcement On Mauna Kea — For Now

Protesters of the Thirty Meter Telescope project are contemplating their next move in the face of a Dec. 26 deadline to either leave or risk arrest.

Neal Milner: Don’t Depersonalize The TMT Protests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Don’t Depersonalize The TMT Protests

A law enforcement approach to resolving the Mauna Kea standoff would be misguided.

UH Regents Urge Nonviolent Solutions To Mauna Kea Standoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Regents Urge Nonviolent Solutions To Mauna Kea Standoff

The directive from the board offers little new in the way of resolving issues regarding Thirty Meter Telescope.