Hawaii Island businesses ‘somber’ over TMT stalemate at Mauna Kea

//Hawaii Island businesses ‘somber’ over TMT stalemate at Mauna Kea

Hawaii island’s business community says they’re spooked by what could be an economic warning sign.

Rhea Lee-Moku, president of Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, says someone in the astronomy industry recently pulled out of escrow for a home because of concerns about the future.

As the stalemate over the Thirty Meter Telescope at Mauna Kea drags on, she described the overall mood among businesses as “pretty somber.”

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