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DLNR review of Maunakea management cites successes, failures
January 1st, 2021
West Hawaii Today
Language: English

An independent assessment of the University of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan found success in some areas and failure in others.

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Nine significant non-COVID stories that happened in 2020
December 31st, 2020
Hawaii Tribune Herald

In addition to the coronavirus pandemic that continues to dominate the news, there were other significant stories on Hawaii Island in 2020, including the following nine stories chosen by the...

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Put Hawaii on the astronomical pedestal (Letter To Editor)
October 7th, 2020
West Hawaii Today
Language: English

The most recent Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists for their work on black holes. Today, astronomers agree that the universe is speckled with monstrous black holes, including...

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Science foundation discusses funding TMT
August 22nd, 2020
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Language: English

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Science Foundation has launched an informal outreach to Hawaii about possible funding efforts for the stalled Thirty Meter Telescope project. The effort by the...

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Maunakea stewardship restructure plan OK’d
August 21st, 2020
Hawaii Tribune Herald

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously approved a new internal management structure for governance of lands on Maunakea.

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Science foundation discusses funding giant Hawaii telescope
August 21st, 2020
Associated Press
Language: English

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Science Foundation has launched an informal outreach to Hawaii about possible funding efforts for the stalled Thirty Meter Telescope project.

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TMT forges ahead despite pandemic; opponents keeping close eye on project
July 16th, 2020
West Hawaii Today
Language: English

A top official of the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory project said Wednesday — exactly one year after protesters blocked Maunakea Access Road to prevent construction of the...

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Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope probably won’t resume until 2021
July 15th, 2020
Hawaii News Now
Language: English

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea will not begin this year, a project official said Wednesday.

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Building TMT good way to diversify economy (Letter To Editor)
June 18th, 2020
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - Lee Cataluna’s catalog of warnings about the need to diversify the economy prompts me to write that the Thirty Meter Telescope should be part of a diversified...

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Future of astronomy in Hawaii rests on TMT (Letter To Editor)
June 5th, 2020
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - With tourism dead in the water and its future in the near term very uncertain, it is time again to address diversification of the economy.

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