Many of the leaders the Big Island mayor talked with Monday were from Oahu. He met earlier with the protesters at Mauna Kea Access Road.
Daily classes, medical care and a food tent: Thirty Meter Telescope opponents of all ages settle in for what could be a long standoff.
Long-held divisions are melting away. Hawaiians are healing, not only as individuals, but as a community.
The Big Island mayor moves much more comfortably among the Mauna Kea protesters than Hawaii’s governor could ever hope to do.
UPDATED: The governor finally visits the mountain on Day 9 of massive protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope construction.
UPDATED: Gov. David Ige’s cabinet members spent most of Monday in meetings to discuss the future of the project planned for Mauna Kea.
A ruling is expected Tuesday after a hearing into whether the order violates the rights of a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner.
UPDATED 7/20/2019: From Ed Case to Tulsi Gabbard, from Bernie Sanders to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, local and national politicians are weighing in on Mauna Kea.