HONOLULU — A Honolulu judge will take up a suit that claims the state failed to protect former kingdom lands that are important to Native Hawaiians.
Circuit Judge Gary Chang will hear arguments in the case Thursday at 3 p.m.
The complaint filed by the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation says the state didn’t make the U.S. military abide by its lease for the land on Hawaii’s Big Island.
The lands at Pohakuloa are now being used for live-fire exercises by the U.S. military.
The lease conditions require that the military take steps to remove or deactivate ammunition and trash. But the lawsuit says those steps were not taken.