Doug Simons is taking over the Institute for Astronomy at a critical time for the agency and for astronomy in the state.
But Mayor Harry Kim won’t be subject to the charges since he has already left office.
Voters also chose County Council members and decided the fate of numerous charter amendments.
Telescope project developers blamed the cost increase on construction delays including protests that have blocked construction for months.
Japan is part of an international consortium backing the embattled project.
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.
A reconciliation process being offered by legislative leaders is a way forward. But lawmakers need to act decisively and soon.
The state Attorney General’s latest action to subpoena a nonprofit’s bank records borders on a dangerous abuse of power.