HILO The University of Hawaiis Maunakea Management Board on Friday voted against decommissioning the former site of an educational telescope on Maunakea until there is a firm plan to reinstall the telescope elsewhere in Hawaii.
MAUNAKEA Public support for the Thirty Meter Telescope has declined sharply after more than two months of peaceful but determined protests on Maunakea, and most voters now oppose the idea of using force to reopen Maunakea Access Road to allow construction to move forward, according to a new Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll.
HILO It was mostly business as 28 protesters of the Thirty Meter Telescope project, mostly kupuna, or elders, made their initial court appearances Friday in Hilo District Court on obstruction charges for blocking construction trucks and workers from scaling Maunakea to start construction on July 17.
HILO The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says the state attorney generals office is demanding information about how the agency is supporting protesters blocking construction of a giant telescope.
MAUNAKEA Three trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs met with protesters at Maunakea Access Road Thursday in support of their opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope.
HONOLULU Gov. David Ige said Friday he and other state employees received death threats amid the heated debate over building a giant telescope on the states highest peak.
KAILUA-KONA Stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts since mid-August on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near Maunakea Access Road have resulted in the issuance of 2,237 citations and arrest of 24 persons amid the Thirty Meter Telescope protest.
HONOLULU Native Hawaiian opponents of a giant telescope planned for Maunakea plan to protest outside the California home of one of the observatorys major backers.
HONOLULU The man in charge of research and innovation at the University of Hawaii says theres more at stake in the Thirty Meter Telescope impasse than the loss of an important astronomy outpost.