Hawaii Island News 07/12/2019

Welcome to the “Hawaii Island News” update for 07/12/2019.

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Accessed on 12 July 2019, 1420 UTC, Post 19186.



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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.

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.”

Ige vetoes vacation rental tax collection bill

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige on Tuesday said he would veto a bill that would require websites such as Airbnb to collect and pay taxes on behalf of short-term vacation rental hosts, saying he wanted the state to coordinate with counties such as Honolulu that have new regulations.

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