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Legislature Gives Final Approval To Minimum Wage, Mauna Kea And Teacher Pay Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Legislature Gives Final Approval To Minimum Wage, Mauna Kea And Teacher Pay Bills

Other measures approved Tuesday would settle claims by Hawaiians on the homelands waitlist, and require judges to release some petty, non-violent offenders without bail.

UH To Lose Responsibility For Mauna Kea Under Compromise Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

UH To Lose Responsibility For Mauna Kea Under Compromise Bill

A bill handing stewardship of the Big Island mountain to a new governing agency heads for a final vote.

A Bill To Take Away UH’s Management Of Mauna Kea Clears House Committees Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

A Bill To Take Away UH’s Management Of Mauna Kea Clears House Committees

If the bill clears a final floor vote in the House, it heads to the Senate where it faces potential opposition, including from the chair of a key Senate committee.

Removal Of Mauna Kea Telescope Set For Later This Year Screenshot: California Institute of Technology

Removal Of Mauna Kea Telescope Set For Later This Year

Native Hawaiians and environmentalists are calling for a cautious approach to protect cultural sites and biological resources in the decommissioning process.

Peter Apo: Let’s Hope For A Respectful Dialogue About Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Peter Apo: Let’s Hope For A Respectful Dialogue About Mauna Kea

Hawaiians are not unanimous in their opposition to the telescope and there is no religious authority to make decisions.

House Push For New Mauna Kea Management Would Remove UH Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

House Push For New Mauna Kea Management Would Remove UH

A bill lawmakers plan to introduce next session would create a new state agency to oversee Mauna Kea.

National Panel Recommends Federal Funding For The Thirty Meter Telescope TMT International Observatory

National Panel Recommends Federal Funding For The Thirty Meter Telescope

Updated: But the researchers said that funding should be contingent on better engagement with Native Hawaiians on Mauna Kea and other conditions.

New University of Hawaii Astronomy Director Seeks Balance On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

New University of Hawaii Astronomy Director Seeks Balance On Mauna Kea

Doug Simons is taking over the Institute for Astronomy at a critical time for the agency and for astronomy in the state.

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.

Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over County Police Jurisdiction Screenshot

Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over County Police Jurisdiction

The ability of counties to render aid to each other is also at issue in the case that stems from protests over the Thirty Meter Telescope in 2019.