Dems, Republicans air warring views on migrants’ conditions

WASHINGTON — Four House Democratic freshmen, who recently toured detention stations for migrants along the Texas border, told a House committee Friday about jam-packed, fetid detention areas “in front of the American flag” and accused President Donald Trump of intentional cruelty to discourage future arrivals.

Opposing TMT

Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope wave signs Friday along Kamehameha Avenue near the King Kamehameha statue in Hilo.

BLNR chair: LRAD is not a weapon

Gov. David Ige said Wednesday concerns expressed in a Tuesday letter by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii that a long-range acoustic device will be used as a “sound cannon” against Thirty Meter Telescope protesters on Maunakea is based on “a lot of misinformation on that equipment.”

Hilo landfill to stop accepting construction waste

Effective Aug. 1, the county will no longer accept construction and demolition debris or grading and grubbing materials at the South Hilo Sanitary Landfill, the Department of Environmental Management announced Wednesday.

New lawsuit against TMT

Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to halt the project on the grounds that the developers failed to post a security bond in accordance with the state’s 1977 Maunakea Plan.

Ige vetoes asset forfeiture reform

State Rep. Joy San Buenaventura said Tuesday she’s “very disappointed” that Gov. David Ige vetoed a bill aimed at reforming the statute governing the seizure of an individual’s property by civil asset forfeiture.

TMT opponents file new lawsuit

Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that public officials and the developer of the project failed to adhere to the terms of the state’s Maunakea Plan.