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OHA to discuss position on telescope at meeting set for April 30

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees decided Thursday they will discuss their position on the Thirty Meter Telescope at a special meeting set for April 30.

OHA also announced a meeting Friday for representatives of the governor’s office, the University of Hawaii, Office of Mauna Kea Management, the Mauna Kea Hui, the Mauna Kea Ohana, and OHA to discuss the $1.4 billion project planned for Mauna Kea.

“We are glad that the Mauna Kea Ohana will participate in the discussions to convey their own positions and perspectives. With the different parties coming together in shared conversation, we believe this will bring greater understanding for everyone—an important first step in efforts aimed at finding resolution,” OHA Chairperson Robert K. Lindsey Jr. said in a statement.

The campers who spent the night at the Nimitz Highway complex said they wanted OHA to put the item on a board agenda to allow the trustees to reconsider their 2009 vote in favor of the telescope.

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