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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

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.

Where Hawaii Legislators Stand On The Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Where Hawaii Legislators Stand On The Thirty Meter Telescope

A majority of lawmakers surveyed by Civil Beat support construction of the telescope — but with a lot of caveats and uncertainty about how to proceed.

Big Island Mayor Calls For Restructuring Management On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Mayor Calls For Restructuring Management On Mauna Kea

Harry Kim’s plan for resolving the TMT standoff makes few new promises, but offers Native Hawaiians a larger voice in determining the future of the mountain.

Neal Milner: ‘Conventional Politics’ Offers No Solution On Mauna Kea Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: ‘Conventional Politics’ Offers No Solution On Mauna Kea

It’s likely too late for compromise. We now face two stark choices: force the protesters off the mountain or abandon building the telescope in Hawaii.

Denby Fawcett: Moving Forward As The Debate Over TMT Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Moving Forward As The Debate Over TMT Continues

UH President David Lassner tries to keep the university community from coming apart over Mauna Kea.

AG Probes Office of Hawaiian Affairs Support of Mauna Kea Protest Cory Lum/Civil Beat

AG Probes Office of Hawaiian Affairs Support of Mauna Kea Protest

The state attorney general sent the Office of Hawaiian Affairs a subpoena Thursday, but is unlikely to get any information that won’t already become public next week.

Fit To Print? State’s Mauna Kea Press Conferences Raise The Question Of What’s News Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Fit To Print? State’s Mauna Kea Press Conferences Raise The Question Of What’s News

Government institutions have the inside scoop, but that doesn’t mean the media should always bite.

Big Island Prosecutor Won’t Handle TMT Arrests Because Of Son’s Job

Big Island Prosecutor Won’t Handle TMT Arrests Because Of Son’s Job

Mitch Roth, whose son works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has sent the cases to the Hawaii attorney general’s office to avoid a conflict of interest.

State Puts Pressure On TMT Protesters Over Environment, Threats To Officials Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

State Puts Pressure On TMT Protesters Over Environment, Threats To Officials

The protesters say they are being vilified in an attempt to discredit the Mauna Kea movement.

Kim Proposes Giving Native Hawaiians A Say In Managing Mauna Kea Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Kim Proposes Giving Native Hawaiians A Say In Managing Mauna Kea

The Hawaii County mayor’s plan would make the University of Hawaii share management with other groups in an umbrella agency. Gov. David Ige says he supports the idea but many details must be worked out.

TMT Protesters Who Flocked To Mauna Kea For A Showdown Are Still Waiting Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

TMT Protesters Who Flocked To Mauna Kea For A Showdown Are Still Waiting

Protest leaders say the alarm bells went off when many sources consistently reported that a move to clear the road to the summit would happen this week.

2 Arrested As State Demolishes Structure Built By TMT Opponents On Mauna Kea AP

2 Arrested As State Demolishes Structure Built By TMT Opponents On Mauna Kea

A protest leader said the house was constructed as an education space for kids, but the builders knew it wasn’t legal or sanctioned by anti-TMT leaders.