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Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

State Investigating Placement Of Human Remains At TMT Site Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Investigating Placement Of Human Remains At TMT Site

The Department of Land and Natural Resources acknowledged the probe in response to a public records request but won't say more
Judge Seeks ‘Fresh’ Start, But Acrimony Over TMT Resurfaces Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Seeks ‘Fresh’ Start, But Acrimony Over TMT Resurfaces

Native Hawaiians flood a pre-hearing conference Monday as lawyers argue about what's ahead for a June 17 contested-case hearing.
The State Must Be Held Accountable On TMT Process Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The State Must Be Held Accountable On TMT Process

Protests opposing construction of the telescope on Mauna Kea got lots of attention in 2015. But if the project falls apart, state officials will bear the blame.
TMT’s Place In History Of Telescope Battles Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT’s Place In History Of Telescope Battles

The legal fight over the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea is not unusual as big telescope projects go.
Hawaii Supreme Court Invalidates Thirty Meter Telescope Permit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Invalidates Thirty Meter Telescope Permit

UPDATED: In order to proceed, project officials must return to the state Board of Land and Natural Resources to seek re-approval.
Hawaii Supreme Court Suspends TMT Permit Until Dec. 2 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Suspends TMT Permit Until Dec. 2

The high court heard oral arguments in August on claims that there were procedural problems with the state's approval of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
State Issues New Guidelines On Media’s Mauna Kea Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Issues New Guidelines On Media’s Mauna Kea Access

UPDATED: The Department of Land and Natural Resources says it wants to keep everyone safe, but some First Amendment advocates worry the guidelines go too far.
Poll: Half Of Native Hawaiians Still Oppose Building The TMT Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Poll: Half Of Native Hawaiians Still Oppose Building The TMT

Support for the telescope on Mauna Kea remains high among other ethnic groups, but a long work stoppage hasn't cooled Native Hawaiian opposition.
Two Telescope Protestors Convicted Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two Telescope Protestors Convicted

Ronald Fujiyoshi was sentenced to five days in jail and Linda Leilani Lindsey-Kaapuni must perform 100 hours of community service.
Judge Invalidates Mauna Kea Restrictions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Invalidates Mauna Kea Restrictions

The state had adopted the rules after Thirty Meter Telescope protesters had placed boulders in the road to the summit to block construction vehicles.
Eight More Arrests at Mauna Kea Visitors Center DLNR

Eight More Arrests at Mauna Kea Visitors Center

Seven women and one man protesting the Thirty Meter Telescope were taken into custody early Wednesday, charged with "being present in a restricted area." OHA condemns the arrests, which were filmed by DLNR.

The Projector: Bike, Energy and TMT Events Unfold, But a Sewage Spill Overshadows All Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Bike, Energy and TMT Events Unfold, But a Sewage Spill Overshadows All

BikeShare Hawaii showed off options for bringing two-wheelers to the masses. Hot-button energy issues were the focus of a high-profile conference. And the Supreme Court held a TMT hearing. But what the world knew about the islands this week was that a sewage spill closed Waikiki beaches.