Ige: TMT can still be resolved peacefully

HILO — In his State of the State address Tuesday morning, Gov. David Ige reiterated his belief that the conflict surrounding the Thirty Meter Telescope can still be resolved peacefully.

Maunakea traffic enforcement nets 78 arrests, more than 8,000 citations

HILO — The four-month-long stepped-up traffic enforcement on Daniel K. Inouye Highway by officers assigned to the Thirty Meter Telescope blockade and encampment on Maunakea Access Road netted a 8,234 citations and 78 people arrested for 143 offenses, the Hawaii Police Department said Friday.

Maunakea citations top 8,000 since Aug. 15

KAILUA-KONA — More than 8,000 citations have been issued by police since August amid enhanced traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near Maunakea Access Road and the Thirty Meter Telescope protest.

Ethics Board: No conflict for Roth to prosecute TMT cases

HILO — Mitch Roth does not have a conflict of interest prosecuting cases from the standoff on Maunakea, but he should remove himself from any involvement in the cases to allay public concerns, the county Board of Ethics said Wednesday.

TMT, Canary Islands reach land agreement

HILO — A governmental body in the Canary Islands has approved a land concession deal with the Thirty Meter Telescope partners, although Maunakea remains the project’s preferred location.

Police: Flags on cars not a problem

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Police Department has been upfront about its law enforcement efforts around the Maunakea protests since the demonstration began in July.

Man makes home out of cave near protesters’ camp

HILO — While the borders of the Pu‘uhonua o Pu‘uhuluhulu are ever-changing, they do not extend to one of the more curious developments near the Maunakea Access Road: a partially-collapsed lava tube where one man has made a home.