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.

State waiting on feds to start review for Saddle Road extension

KAILUA-KONA — The Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday that the State Historic Preservation Division has yet to receive word from the federal government that would allow it to move forward with its review for the proposed Saddle Road extension project.