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Prominent Native Hawaiians named to Mauna Kea authority

 By Audrey Mcavoy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU (AP)- Gov. David Ige on Monday appointed several people, including some prominent Native Hawaiian activists, to a new board charged with managing Mauna Kea summit lands underneath some of the world’s most advanced astronomical observatories. Two of the eight appointees, Lanakila Mangauil and Noe Noe Wong-Wilson, were leaders of 2019 protests that brought a halt to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, the latest observatory proposed for the mountain on Hawaii’s Big Island. Many Native Hawaiians consider the summit sacred, and protesters objected to building yet another telescope there. The summit currently hosts about a dozen telescopes built since the late 1960s. Responding to the protests, he state created the Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority this year with a new law

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