Green signs public safety bills

Bills signed into law Tuesday expand the statute of limitation for civil litigation against predators who sexually abuse children, raise the age to buy ammunition to 21 — the legal age to purchase guns in Hawaii — and mandate the state’s law enforcement agencies to hire more women and nonbinary police officers.

Hilo airport terminal evacuated after 2 inert grenades were found in luggage

Hilo International Airport briefly halted operations this morning when Hawaii Police Department personnel responded to a report by Transportation Security Administration staff that two items resembling grenades were detected during X-ray screening within a carry-on bag belonging to male Japanese national departing the country.