Slowing the project allows time to plan and get feedback, officials are urged

By Rob Perez – Star Advertiser

Deferring to the wishes of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Ino­uye’s family and addressing transparency concerns, the University of Hawaii is slowing the process for pursuing a planned center to house his congressional papers and has dramatically cut the state funding it is initially requesting for the project.

The university’s Board of Regents on Thursday approved seeking $5 million in state bond financing as a way to demonstrate UH’s commitment to the project — a commitment that proponents said was needed to help in efforts to raise more private funds.

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