Astronomers: ‘We’re sort of dead in the water’

The protests surrounding the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea and the closure of the Maunakea Access Road affects not only the future of astronomy, but its present, as well, according to astronomers who use the telescopes already in place on the mountain.

Hundreds gather for prayer vigil

A 12-hour prayer vigil Sunday drew hundreds opposed to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea to Pu‘u Huluhulu, across from the intersection of Saddle Road.

Ige: No sweep of Maunakea tonight

As hundreds attended a peaceful prayer vigil at Pu‘u Huluhulu across from Maunakea Access Road, Gov. David Ige held a media conference this afternoon to address what he called “lots of rumors and speculation about Maunakea.”

Waiaka Stream Bridge project gains traction

A state senator who served as transportation chairwoman in this year’s legislative session and a Department of Transportation spokeswoman say a long-stalled project to replace the Waiaka Stream Bridge is moving forward.

Police chase suspect faces additional theft charges

A 42-year-old Puna man out on bail after allegedly leading police in a high-speed pursuit in May resulting in two officers’ taxpayer-subsidized vehicles being rammed and one of the officers going to the hospital for treatment of his injuries has been arrested for additional offenses while on bail.

BLNR chair: LRAD is not a weapon

Gov. David Ige said Wednesday concerns expressed in a Tuesday letter by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii that a long-range acoustic device will be used as a “sound cannon” against Thirty Meter Telescope protesters on Maunakea is based on “a lot of misinformation on that equipment.”

Ige vetoes asset forfeiture reform

State Rep. Joy San Buenaventura said Tuesday she’s “very disappointed” that Gov. David Ige vetoed a bill aimed at reforming the statute governing the seizure of an individual’s property by civil asset forfeiture.