On Gravitational Waves and GPS On October 27, Brannon Kamahana Kealoha cross-examined Günter Hasinger, director of the University of Hawai`i’s Institute for Astronomy, for nearly two hours, covering a vast range of... READ MORE
Power Plays in West Kaua`i
To Waiahole, Na Wai `Eha, and East Maui, add now Kekaha. The dispute over the use of stream water in West Kaua`i is turning out to be as complex and fraught as any of these other, more famous, water wars.
As our cover story explains, the Agribusiness Development Corporation is seeking to push the many parties to the dispute toward a resolution by the end of the year. Whether this can happen is anyone’s guess – and even some ADC members seem skeptical.
Also in this issue: We report on the first few days of testimony in the contested case hearing over the Conservation District Use Permit needed for construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea; we provide an update on the latest developments in deciding if Alexander & Baldwin will continue to be allowed to use East Maui surface water to irrigate its future crops now that sugar is out of the mix; and we describe the efforts of the Board of Land and Natural Resources to deal with its new policy on contested case hearings.