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Top Story: A lawsuit filed on behalf of three Native Hawaiians claims state agencies exceeded their authority in controlling the Maunakea Access Road.
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|Hawaiians sue state over use of Mauna Kea Access Road
Three Native Hawaiian beneficiaries sued the state today claiming that it has violated the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act by using Mauna Kea Access Road without any compensation. The lawsuit further contends that the Hawaiian Homes Commission and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands violated its trust duties by doing nothing to stop the use of the road. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Hawaii News Now.
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|City road closure permits holding up rail work
The award of what is expected to be the largest public works contract in city history has been delayed in part because the city rail authority hasn’t been able to obtain city permits for work along the rail line, according to a consultant that is overseeing the rail project for the federal government. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Critics now worry HART is moving too slowly, but the agency found it previously moved too fast without proper planning. Civil Beat.
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