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Controversial rules passed to protect Mauna Kea’s natural resources

  • MARK WINEMAN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The UH Board of Regents held its November meeting Wednesday in Hilo. Among the protesters against the Thirty Meter Telescope being built on Mauna Kea was Noe Noe Wong-Wilson, who addressed the board.

    MARK WINEMAN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    The UH Board of Regents held its November meeting Wednesday in Hilo. Among the protesters against the Thirty Meter Telescope being built on Mauna Kea was Noe Noe Wong-Wilson, who addressed the board.

  • MARK WINEMAN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Above, many protesters against the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope attended the meeting.

    MARK WINEMAN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Above, many protesters against the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope attended the meeting.

  • MARK WINEMAN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Many protesters against the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope attended the meeting. Above, several of the board members.

    MARK WINEMAN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Many protesters against the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope attended the meeting. Above, several of the board members.

  • MARK WINEMAN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Ku‘ulei Perreira- Keawekane addressed the University of Hawaii Board of Regents Wednesday in Hilo.

    MARK WINEMAN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Ku‘ulei Perreira- Keawekane addressed the University of Hawaii Board of Regents Wednesday in Hilo.

The proposed Mauna Kea administrative rules were battered and bruised over eight hours of testimony Wednesday, but the University of Hawaii Board of Regents unanimously approved them anyway, with one substantial provision. Read more

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