Conflict on Mauna Kea

  Big Island mayor: Ige made ultimate call to stop arrests at TMT protest

On PBS Insights Thursday night, Mayor Harry Kim described the decision making process on July 17 on Mauna Kea when law enforcement faced off with activists.

  Scientist disputes claims TMT construction spills could contaminate aquifer

  Officers: Police plans to arrest TMT protesters, clear road abruptly fell through

Researchers return to summit, Gabbard visits Mauna Kea and TMT opponents launch online push

  Workers at existing Mauna Kea telescopes to return to work

TMT takes to TV airwaves as opponents attempt to broaden message virtually

Environmentalists in Canary Islands gear up for a fight against TMT

Continued Coverage

  Employees of existing telescopes say they’re ‘collateral damage’ in TMT conflict

  List of UH professors offering courses at TMT protest camp on Mauna Kea grows

Environmentalists in Canary Islands: We’ll seek legal action to stop TMT from coming here

TMT backers to seek permit for alternative site in Canary Islands

  WATCH: Conflict on Mauna Kea 'Where it Stands’ mini-documentary

TMT opponents call on university’s Board of Regents to stop project

  UH president still supports TMT, but says conflict is greatest challenge he’s faced

Amid the protest, there have been calls for him to resign ― something he doesn’t plan to do.

  TMT protesters, law enforcement at Mauna Kea prepare for Erick’s impacts

Protesters had a mandatory meeting at 1 p.m. to go over preparations.

  Actor Jason Momoa rallies TMT protesters at Mauna Kea: ‘Telescope’s not being built here’

Mars is one of several big names in entertainment to show their support for the protesters.

TMT says Canary Islands site is not ready despite Spain’s green light

So far, telescope officials have said they still prefer to build in Hawaii.

  Protesters celebrate governor’s decision to withdraw emergency proclamation for Mauna Kea

  Big Island mayor says he has little authority over law enforcement at TMT protest

Observatories say there’s no deal for workers to access summit

  Astronomers at existing Mauna Kea telescopes frustrated as research is delayed by TMT conflict

  Tensions grow as TMT protesters continue to block access for telescope workers

  Both sides of TMT debate hold dueling rallies in Honolulu, Hilo

  Impasse continues as both sides make clear there’s little middle ground in TMT conflict

TMT opponents will decide whether to accept the mayor's proposal.

  Telescope employees find future uncertain as protest blocks access to Mauna Kea

More than 500 employees work at the observatories, and about 50 to 75 of them would be up at the summit on any given day.

  At Mauna Kea, ‘The Rock’ calls for ‘leadership with empathy’ to resolve TMT conflict

Johnson’s visit comes on the 10th day of the protest.

  Gov. Ige makes surprise visit to Mauna Kea, where TMT protesters remain for 10th day

In a statement, Gov. David Ige said Kim will be “taking the lead” in Mauna Kea negotiations.

Amid mass protests, TMT supporter says telescope is being done ‘the right way’

“We really need these STEM jobs and Hawaii Island is so limited."

Protesters deny group of observatory technicians access to summit

The incident comes as the telescopes atop Mauna Kea are left unattended.

  Holloway, Macfarlane weigh in on Mauna Kea protests

Macfarlane, despite currently residing in San Diego, traveled home to the islands this weekend to join protestors at Mauna Kea on the Big Island in their peaceful protest against the construction of the heavily-debated Thirty-Meter Telescope.

  State releases names of activists arrested during telescope protests at Mauna Kea

Many of those taken into custody were kupuna, or Native Hawaiian elders.

  Judges order state to give lone Native Hawaiian practitioner access to Mauna Kea

The decision comes on the ninth day of a large Thirty Meter Telescope protest at the base of Mauna Kea.

Judge denies TRO to halt construction on TMT project

Opponents say the TMT failed to provide a bond to ensure the money is there if the project is abandoned.

  Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren tweets support for TMT opponents

“This failure and a history of broken promises is what’s resulted in the standoff you’re seeing today.”

  After visiting protest at Mauna Kea, LG says TMT should ‘move on’ if brokered deal can’t be found

“Many members of my family are actually here, so I feel safe and loved. This is my community.”

Native Hawaiian TMT supporter feels the time is now to speak up

"If only one side of the story is heard, they tend to believe everything about it."

  Large anti-TMT march makes its way through Hawaii’s heart of tourism: Waikiki

“We’re just making our voices heard,” one protester said.

  TMT spokesman: Mauna Kea remains preferred site, no plans to back out

They acknowledged the rifts being caused in the community.

  Ige avoids Mauna Kea crowd as number of activists increase into the weekend

Gov. Ige left Hawaii Island without stopping at Mauna Kea.

PHOTOS: No end in sight to conflict over Mauna Kea

PHOTOS: Conflict on Mauna Kea continues with both opposition and support

  Hawaii County mayor Harry Kim meets with TMT opponents

"The organization and respect for their orders and authorities -- unbelievable unless you're here."

  As TMT protest at Mauna Kea swells, governor struggles to find way forward

The protest ― 600 to 1,000-strong since Monday ― is aimed at preventing construction equipment from getting to the planned site for the $1 billion Thirty Meter Telescope.

  TMT protesters brace for possibility of more law enforcement action

Tensions have been growing over the past few days.

  HPD calls TMT protest on H-1 Freeway ‘foolish and dangerous’

Pop-up TMT protests are happening statewide, including on Oahu roadways.

  UH president addresses ‘heartbreaking’ TMT arrests, calls for his resignation

“I have received emails with words like war criminal, disgusting, despicable, shameless, hypocritical, simple, corrupt, spineless, greedy, and these are not just coming from Hawaiians.”

Concerns grow over leaving existing telescopes atop Mauna Kea unmanned

As a protest at the mountain’s base continues, they haven’t been able to return.

Read the governor’s emergency proclamation following TMT arrests

“Our top priority is the safety and security of our communities and the TMT construction teams."

TMT protests close Big Island highway, slow traffic on Oahu

Officials said the road was closed in the area because protesters were gathered on the roadway.

  In wake of TMT arrests, scores gather to call for UH president’s resignation

Members of the community protested with chants, songs and dances.

With access to summit blocked, telescope operators abandon Mauna Kea summit

It is unclear when the observatories will reopen.

OHA on Mauna Kea arrests: ‘The Native Hawaiian community weeps today’

"Regardless of your position on TMT, we must all agree with Gov. Ige’s 2015 statement that the state has ‘failed’ Maunakea.”

  Dozens of Honolulu police officers deployed to assist law enforcement at Mauna Kea

Some protesters spent nearly 12 hours chained to a grate in the road.

  Both sides of the TMT debate make their point known with rallies across the state

Both supporters and opponents rallied on Oahu and Hawaii Island Monday.

  Watch protest leader Kahookahi Kanuha’s message to demonstrators at Mauna Kea

Kanuha spoke to a group of demonstrators shortly after being informed that law enforcement officers were going to begin moving up the mountain.

Gov. Ige addresses concerns ahead of the start of TMT construction

Opponents to the project have already gathered on the mountain.

OHA sends letter to Gov. Ige demanding ‘immediate halt’ of TMT construction

Hawaii News Now has reached out to the governor’s office for a response.

  Exploring the timeline leading up to the ‘Conflict on Mauna Kea’

In this HNN mini-documentary we take a look back to explore what got us to this contentious point in Hawaii history.

  State says weapons won’t be used against protesters on Mauna Kea, but agencies still preparing

Gov. David Ige said the National Guard will be one of many agencies involved.

  TMT opponents fear county resources will be pitted against protestors as tensions brew

“These actions of putting our county police upfront - this is hewa."