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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.
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.
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.
They all felt stirrings of Hawaiian identity as youngsters, but these three protesters were shaped by pivotal experiences as young adults.
Several Hawaiian immersion schools are seeing a spike in interest this year from parents energized by opposition to construction of a telescope 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.
The county released new figures on Tuesday detailing the cost of policing the protestors.
Scientists are already jockeying for time slots for ambitious research projects on the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope and another giant telescope being constructed in Chile.
His handling of the TMT standoff exhibits paralysis and policy schizophrenia. Instead of confidence, we see chaos.
Their botched handling of the Mauna Kea telescope project ought to make us all cynical about Hawaii’s ability to manage any big, new projects.
Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms are vital for activists behind the protests, whether it’s bolstering turnout or raising money.