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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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Older Hawaiians against Caltech’s Thirty Meter Telescope leave Maunakea as TMT backers tout results of new poll
June 3rd, 2020
Pasadena Weekly
Language: English

As protesters against construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope leave Hawaii’s sacred Maunakea mountain out of fear of health-compromised elders contracting the deadly novel corornavirus, backers...

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Support grows for TMT on Hawaii island, statewide poll says
May 28th, 2020
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - A new statewide poll commissioned for the developer of the Thirty Meter Telescope shows Hawaii residents support construction of the long-delayed $2.4 billion project by...

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Restructuring of internal management of Maunakea will provide greater accountability and transparency
May 20th, 2020
Hawaii Tribune Herald
Language: English

Stewardship and telescope operations have resumed on University of Hawaii managed lands on Maunakea after suspension of all activities for nearly two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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It’s Time To Reconsider Objections To Astronomy On Mauna Kea
April 25th, 2020
Civil Beat
Language: English

The TMT would add 140 permanent jobs, 300 multi-year construction jobs and another $26 million a year once it’s operational.

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TMT donates $100K to The Food Basket
April 22nd, 2020
West Hawaii Today
Language: English

The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank, has received a $100,000 donation from the Thirty Meter Telescope to meet the growing demand for food assistance on the island in the wake of the COVID-19...

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Editorial: Good time to build TMT
March 21st, 2020
Honolulu Star Advertiser
Language: English

(Subscription Required) - At the end of this public-health crisis, recovery will take every bit of worthy economic stimulus, which should not be squandered. That’s why Hawaii simply cannot allow...

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