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Letter: Both sides of TMT need to listen to each other

  • 2019 JULY 26 CTY TMT FRI PM HSA PHOTO BY CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Officials from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs made a visit to the kupuna who have been on the frontline of blockading the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea Access Road on Friday. Pictured addressing the kupuna and the crowd is Colette Y. Machado, OHA Chairwoman of the Board, with OHA Trustee Dan Ahuna (L) and OHA CEO Sylvia Hussey (R).

There seem to be misinformed proponents on both sides of the Thirty Meter Telescope issue. This misinformation among the general public creates an unhealthy stigma against space observatories and disregards the right for Hawaiians to reclaim and maintain their identity. Read more

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