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County defends Waipio Valley Road Closure:  Judge questions mayor’s declaration of imminent danger.

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County defends road closure: Judge questions mayor’s ‘declaration of imminent danger’
County defends road closure: Judge questions mayor’s ‘declaration of imminent danger’


A county attorney told a judge Tuesday that “it’s not the court’s place and it’s not the plaintiffs’ place” to decide whether Mayor Mitch Roth exercised his emergency powers in a lawful manner when he closed Waipi‘o Valley Road to all but residents, tenant farmers and emergency responders.


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