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Despite harsh environment, Mauna Kea activists find comfort in shared purpose

  • Video by Andrew Gomes, Bruce Asato and Cindy Ellen Russell

    Opponents of the planned Thirty Meter Telescope have hunkered down in a growing village on Mauna Kea.

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    Bruce Watson brought two trays of cake noodle into the food tent on Friday at the Pu‘uhonua O Pu‘u Huluhulu.

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    Jazzmin Cabanilla talked about life at the encampment. Portable toilets are a welcome amenity at the area.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A sign outlining the rules of conduct at Pu‘uhonua O Pu‘u Huluhulu.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Jazzmin Cabanilla talked about life at the encampment. Portable toilets are a welcome amenity at the area.

For more than a week, this is what it’s been like living almost halfway up on a mostly barren shoulder of Hawaii’s tallest mountain. Read more

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