Hawaii News Digest, 09 November 2017, 0510 UTC, Post #15932.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is taking the State of Hawaii to court, claiming that the state and the University of Hawaii “have failed to fulfill its trust obligations relating to Mauna Kea.” The suit also calls “for the termination of the lease that allows UH to manage observatories atop the mountain.”
UH spokesman Dan Meisenzahl calls the charges inaccurate and unfair:
“To say that there’s been gross mismanagement is not accurate at all and quite frankly not fair…More work needs to be done, but to disregard everything that’s happened on the mountain on one point or on an audit that dates back 20 years. is inaccurate and unfair.”
The state attorney general, Douglas Chin, is reviewing the case.
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