With lines drawn, Kim to begin process of seeking common ground over Maunakea
By MICHAEL BRESTOVANSKY Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:05 a.m.
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Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, right, is greeted by community leader Pua Case during a Wednesday visit to the protest site blocking the construction of the TMT telescope at the base of Maunakea. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, right, talks with TMT opposition leader Kaho’okahi Kanuha during a visit to the protests against the TMT telescope, Wednesday, at the base of Maunakea. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
Hawaii governor David Ige, second from left, walks with Big Island mayor Harry Kim as kupuna Noe Noe Wong-Wilson walks at right after a visit to the ninth day of protests against the TMT telescope on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the base of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island. The governor of Hawaii on Tuesday visited protesters blocking the construction of a giant telescope on the state's tallest mountain while acknowledging that their grievances were not just about a new observatory but also about the treatment of Native Hawaiians going back more than a century. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
MAUNAKEA Mayor Harry Kim said Wednesday that he hopes to meet with Hawaiian community leaders, including those leading the protests at Maunakea, before the end of the week.