Kupono Mele-Ana-Kekua, of Kaaawa, Hawaii, blows a conch shell near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island in August. Mele-Ana-Kekua had been camping on the mountain in protest of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Construction equipment and vehicles that have sat idle since protesters blocked crews from building the giant telescope are being removed from a mountain that's considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians.
Kupono Mele-Ana-Kekua, of Kaaawa, Hawaii, blows a conch shell near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island in August. Mele-Ana-Kekua had been camping on the mountain in protest of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Construction equipment and vehicles that have sat idle since protesters blocked crews from building the giant telescope are being removed from a mountain that's considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians. Caleb Jones Associated Press file
Kupono Mele-Ana-Kekua, of Kaaawa, Hawaii, blows a conch shell near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island in August. Mele-Ana-Kekua had been camping on the mountain in protest of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Construction equipment and vehicles that have sat idle since protesters blocked crews from building the giant telescope are being removed from a mountain that's considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians. Caleb Jones Associated Press file

Telescope equipment comes down from Hawaiian mountain

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