Hawaii Island News 07/24/2019

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Governor visits TMT opponents for first time

Gov. David Ige on Tuesday evening met with Thirty Meter Telescope opponents near the Maunakea Access Road shortly after announcing that Mayor Harry Kim would take over efforts to negotiate a peaceful resolution with demonstrators who have blocked the road for nine days.

Judge denies TRO to stop TMT construction

Opponents and supporters of the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope overflowed a Hilo courtroom Tuesday for a hearing on a petition for a temporary restraining order that would prohibit further construction activities on Maunakea unless TMT posts a performance bond of at least $1.4 billion, the project’s estimated price tag.

Council committee advances changes to Kona CDP

Despite concerns from about a dozen testifiers that changes to Kona’s community development plan would make it harder to keep developers accountable for their promises, a County Council panel on Tuesday advanced a measure making a host of amendments.

Councilwoman to introduce resolution urging cooperation on Puna boat ramp

Puna Councilwoman Ashley Kierkiewicz said Monday she plans to introduce this week a resolution urging the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation to form a working group with the county, community members and fishing community to plan and develop a boat ramp for Puna.

Tourism businesses take stand

KAILUA-KONA — A West Hawaii business canceled its luau show Monday after organizers of the demonstration on Maunakea called on the visitor industry to suspend operations to show support for the protectors.

Mass Transit slates meeting in Pahoa

Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency will host a Pahoa Hub community meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility at 15-3022 Kauhale St.

Administrators eye tweaks to pharmacy college

Enrollment at the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy is expected to decline this fall, university officials say.

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