If TMT goes, billions of research dollars could go with it

A view from Pu'u Huluhulu on July 19 at the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Maunakea Access Road. (Tribune-Herald file photo)
From left, Raukawa Manning, Roger Thompson and Mahara Nicholas perform a haka Friday on the Maunakea Access Road. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald

HONOLULU — The man in charge of research and innovation at the University of Hawaii says there’s more at stake in the Thirty Meter Telescope impasse than the loss of an important astronomy outpost.