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Hawaii telescope protesters to stay as blocked road reopens

Dec. 26, 2019 9:28 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Protesters opposed to building a giant telescope on Hawaii's tallest peak agreed Thursday to move a tent of elders that has blocked the mountain's access road. They agreed to move the so-called “kupuna tent," referring to the Hawaiian word for elder, as part of a deal announced by...

FILE: In this file photo from Friday, July 19, 2019, protesters continue their opposition vigil against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope at Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii Hawaii officials are demobilizing law enforcement at a mountain where protesters are blocking construction of a giant telescope because the project isn't moving forward for now. An international consortium wants to build the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest peak. But some Native Hawaiians believe the telescope will desecrate sacred land. Protesters have stopped construction from going forward since mid-July. (Bruce Asato/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Hawaii police to stand down from telescope construction site

Dec. 19, 2019 8:29 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are having police leave a mountain where protesters are blocking construction of a giant telescope because the project isn't moving forward for now. An international consortium wants to build the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest peak. But some Native...