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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.

Saiki Finalizes Mauna Kea Working Group Membership Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Saiki Finalizes Mauna Kea Working Group Membership

Protest leaders, UH officials and astronomers will all have seats on the panel.

House Speaker Seeks Hawaiian Nominees For Mauna Kea Group Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat/2019

House Speaker Seeks Hawaiian Nominees For Mauna Kea Group

The 15-member working group has until December to come up with a new management structure for Mauna Kea.

Proposed Mauna Kea Working Group Is Already Creating Divisions Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Proposed Mauna Kea Working Group Is Already Creating Divisions

But proponents hope the group could still be Hawaii’s best chance at building consensus over the future of a mountain considered sacred by many.

Saiki Wants To Take Mauna Kea Management Away From UH Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Saiki Wants To Take Mauna Kea Management Away From UH

Details on a new governance committee proposed by the Hawaii House speaker that would investigate a new management structure have yet to be seen.

Hawaii County Races:  Mitch Roth Wins The Mayor’s Race Tim Wright/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Races: Mitch Roth Wins The Mayor’s Race

Voters also chose County Council members and decided the fate of numerous charter amendments.

TMT Protest Camp Packs Up Due To COVID-19 Screenshot from Pu’uhonua O Pu’uhuluhulu

TMT Protest Camp Packs Up Due To COVID-19

Camp elders promised to return if construction is planned to resume.

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