HILO An overflow crowd of about 200 people packed a Hilo courtroom and an adjacent hallway as nine kupuna were arraigned this morning on charges they obstructed Maunakea Access Road on July 17 to prevent construction vehicles and workers from scaling Maunakea to build the Thirty Meter Telescope.
MAUNAKEA The Hawaii Police Department commander in charge of the stepped-up traffic enforcement on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near Maunakea Access Road said authorities probably shouldve started it a lot sooner.
HILO Police have increased the issuing of citations on vehicles traveling or parked near Maunakea Access Road on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
HILO North Hawaii Sen. Lorraine Inouye urged Gov. David Ige in a letter to uphold the law and move forward with the Thirty Meter Telescope project despite the current standoff on Maunakea Access Road.
HONOLULU Hawaii state officials are debating jurisdiction over the road leading to a contested telescope project, a report said.
MAUNAKEA Even with access to the summit restored for astronomers, some observatories on Maunakea will not be able to resume work for some time.
HILO As University of Hawaii gears up for another school year, students protesting the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Maunakea have options to attend class without leaving the mountain.
HILO Hawaii Island police officers who provide services for private companies or other government agencies on their off-time could see payment for their services go up by as much as 50% over the next two years, under a special duty pay schedule thats the focus of upcoming public hearings.
HILO A Friday meeting between leaders of the Native Hawaiian community and Mayor Harry Kim regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope project was inconclusive, Kim said during a press conference Monday.
WAILUKU Two dozen Maui officers have returned home after spending a week on the Big Island assisting Hawaii police with a telescope construction convoy, a report said.
HONOLULU The giant telescope planned for Maunakea will enhance humanitys knowledge of the universe and bring quality, high-paying jobs, supporters said Thursday, as protesters blocked construction for a second week.