State land use panel rejects Connections’ permit request


Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Signs that protest the potential Connections Public Charter School Kaumana campus are lined up in front of homes on Kaumana Drive on Thursday.

The state Land Use Commission on Thursday denied by a 6-0 vote an application by Connections New Century Public Charter School for a special use permit to build a campus on about 70 acres of leased agricultural-zoned state land in Hilo.