It was mostly business as 28 protesters of the Thirty Meter Telescope project, mostly kupuna, or elders, made their initial court appearances today in Hilo District Court on obstruction charges for blocking construction trucks and workers from scaling Maunakea to start construction on July 17.
KAILUA-KONA Finance Committee members on Tuesday gave favorable recommendation to Mass Transit Administrator Brenda Carreiras request to fast-track approval for a multi-year contract for Hele-On bus service with no financial information attached.
Tropical Storm Kiko appears as though it will remain a tropical storm throughout the weekend, according to forecasters from the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Officers assigned to the Thirty Meter Telescope protester blockade and encampment on Maunakea Access Road issued 547 traffic citations and arrested 11 suspects in the week between Sept. 12-18, police said Thursday.
The county Department of Public Works announces that Kahawailiilii Gulch Bridge on Kalopa Road, formerly Old Mamalahoa Highway near Honokaa, will be closed Friday, Sept. 27, to conduct a routine bridge inspection. Work will be conducted between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting.
The Big Islands elected prosecutor is stepping aside, at least for now, from prosecuting criminal cases arising from protests of the planned construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea.
KAILUA-KONA A hearing to consider a mental evaluation for a woman accused of second-degree murder was continued Monday after the defendant was not brought to court by the state Department of Public Safety.