Kim finalizing Maunakea committee: Mission statement emphasizes Native Hawaiians’ connection to the mountain, exploration

When it comes to Maunakea, Mayor Harry Kim might seem like a dreamer. But he’s counting on not being the only one. More than three months after Gov. David Ige gave him the green light to pursue his vision of the mountain as asymbol of international cooperation, the pursuit of knowledge and the Hawaiian people, Kim said Thursday he isclose to selecting a committee to help him make that a reality.

New DHHL development planned

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is preparing an environmental assessment for developing a vacant 12.7-acre parcel near Prince Kuhio Plaza to support its beneficiaries in Panaewa.

Ag chief backs away from funding offer

Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s director is no longer offering to help pay for expanding environmental quality tests near a dairy farm accused of polluting gulches in Ookala.