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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anxiety, Rumors And Prayers Before TMT Construction Begins On Mauna Kea

Officials are committed to escorting construction vehicles for the Thirty Meter Telescope up the mountain this week.

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week

UPDATED: Opponents are still trying to stop the observatory from being built on Mauna Kea and the state is bracing for protests.

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents File New Lawsuit To Stop Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents File New Lawsuit To Stop Project

This is the latest complaint against the planned observatory, which is on the cusp of breaking ground atop Mauna Kea.

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents Appeal To Key Project Funder Thirty Meter Telescope

Thirty Meter Telescope Opponents Appeal To Key Project Funder

They’re planning to meet with the president of a foundation established by Gordon and Betty Moore that pledged $250 million to the project.

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.