Ethics Board to take on Maunakea road block

  • Bamboo poles make a roadblock at the Maunakea Access road in this July 20, 2019 photo. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

  • Protesters quiz occupants of a car before allowing telescope workers to pass a Maunakea Access Road roadblock in this July 20, 2019 photo. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

The fences blocking Maunakea Access Road came down more than a month ago. But the debate over whether the government applied the law discriminately by not removing protesters and reopening the road is as robust as ever.