Mauna Kea Access Road

Provided by the Office of Governor David Ige

Top state leaders are denouncing threatening social media posts directed at Hawaii law enforcement officers involved in the standoff over the Thirty Meter Telescope. Organizers of the anti-TMT demonstration also condemned the language. 

Dan Dennison / Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Following on traffic and parking enforcement near the Mauna Kea protest on the Big Island and recent comments by lawmakers, state agencies issued statements on Friday reiterating the Department of Transportation's jurisdiction over the summit access road and Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

Ryan Finnerty/HPR

Hawaii state officials are debating jurisdiction over the road leading to a contested telescope project, a report said.