Gov. David Ige Kim Releases 'Maunakea Booklet' Calling For Core Group To Move Forward By HPR News Staff • Sep 30, 2019 Office of Mauna Kea Management Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim issued his long-awaited proposal Monday to resolve the protest against the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, calling for a "core group" of community members as a next step to provide future direction. Twitter Troll Impersonates TMT Account By Ryan Finnerty • Sep 15, 2019 Screenshot from Twitter An unverified Twitter account has closely copied the appearance of the official Thirty Meter Telescope account and is sending out derogatory and culturally insensitive posts. TMT Construction Scheduled To Start Up Next Week By Amy Nakamura • Jul 10, 2019 Thirty Meter Telescope Updated: July 10, 4:27 p.m. Hawaii Gov. David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory announced Wednesday that construction of the telescope on Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island will begin next week.