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

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.

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/2015

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/2019

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.

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