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

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

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

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.

Hawaii Thirty Meter Telescope Cost Estimate Increases To $2.4 Billion Courtesy TMT

Hawaii Thirty Meter Telescope Cost Estimate Increases To $2.4 Billion

Telescope project developers blamed the cost increase on construction delays including protests that have blocked construction for months.

Japan Suspends Annual Funding For Thirty Meter Telescope Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Japan Suspends Annual Funding For Thirty Meter Telescope Project

Japan is part of an international consortium backing the embattled project.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Civic Consciousness Is A Grind Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Civic Consciousness Is A Grind

State lawmakers shouldn’t create a special commission to resolve Native Hawaiian issues if it’s just a poorly veiled cover for finding a solution for Mauna Kea.

The Ongoing TMT Crisis Cries Out For Collective Hawaii Leadership Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Ongoing TMT Crisis Cries Out For Collective Hawaii Leadership

A reconciliation process being offered by legislative leaders is a way forward. But lawmakers need to act decisively and soon.

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