Governor visits TMT opponents for first time

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Asialynn Yap (right) holds hands with another TMT opponent Tuesday on Maunakea Access Road.

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald TMT opponents listen to music and visit with each other Tuesday on Maunakea Access Road.

Gov. David Ige on Tuesday evening met with Thirty Meter Telescope opponents near the Maunakea Access Road shortly after announcing that Mayor Harry Kim would take over efforts to negotiate a peaceful resolution with demonstrators who have blocked the road for nine days.