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Judge orders state to ‘malama’ Army training area


    Oahu Circuit Judge Gary Chang found that state officials “breached their trust duties” even though they were fully aware that live-fire training and other military training activities at Pohakuloa Training Area posed “a significant and substantial risk of harm or damage” to the state lands. Above, a Stryker armored vehicle returns from the firing range at Pohakuloa.

A Circuit Court judge ruled Tuesday that the state Department of Land and Natural Resources failed to “malama ‘aina,” or care for the land, under a lease it has with the U.S. Army at the Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island. Read more

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