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As TMT Works To Build On Mauna Kea, Two Telescopes Are Coming Down Screenshot: California Institute of Technology

As TMT Works To Build On Mauna Kea, Two Telescopes Are Coming Down

More telescopes are expected to be decommissioned according to a plan that seeks to do a better job of managing the mauna.

Ua Pohihihi Ko OHA Moʻohelu Kālā I Kekahi Hulihia E Hiki Mai Ana   Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Ua Pohihihi Ko OHA Moʻohelu Kālā I Kekahi Hulihia E Hiki Mai Ana  

He ʻiʻini ko The Office of Hawaiian Affairs e hāʻawi kālā ma o nā palapala haʻawina kālā i nā hui me ka hoʻēmi ʻana i kona hoʻolilo kālā ʻana aku.

Big Island Police Killings Often Involve Troubled Victims And Guns — And The Number Has Spiked Tim Wright/Civil Beat/2021

Big Island Police Killings Often Involve Troubled Victims And Guns — And The Number Has Spiked

Compared to Honolulu, people who died in police shootings were often armed with guns themselves. Many also suffered from mental illness and substance abuse.

Agribusiness Agency Pleads For More Time To Deal With Longstanding Issues Screenshot

Agribusiness Agency Pleads For More Time To Deal With Longstanding Issues

Meanwhile, lawmakers want the agency to hasten its pace in addressing deficiencies a state audit found earlier this year.

Lawmakers Question State Auditor About His Probe Of Agribusiness Agency Screenshot

Lawmakers Question State Auditor About His Probe Of Agribusiness Agency

The agency and the auditor are expected to appear before House lawmakers again Tuesday.

Maui Commission Debates Whether To Hire Next Police Chief In Private Screenshot

Maui Commission Debates Whether To Hire Next Police Chief In Private

The commission’s attorney argued Wednesday that discussions should take place in public.

Hawaii Lawmakers Question Rent Payments On State Land Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2014

Hawaii Lawmakers Question Rent Payments On State Land

In hearings this week, lawmakers have also raised questions over whether State Auditor Les Kondo followed the Legislature’s instructions in his review of the agency.

Ige Warns Of More Gathering Restrictions If Covid Cases Spike Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ige Warns Of More Gathering Restrictions If Covid Cases Spike Again

The governor also said not to expect any more broad shutdowns like the stay-at-home orders implemented in 2020.