Thursday, July 31 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:59:33 GMT
Israel's military says it is calling up another 16,000 reserves.Full Story >
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up...Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:07:26 GMT
An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.Full Story >
International investigators got their first look Thursday at the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, finally reaching the site two weeks after a missile brought down the plane. Fighting between Ukrainian troops and...Full Story >
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
As expected, three agribusiness companies have filed a lawsuit to block Kauai County's new law that would require them to disclose the presence and use of pesticides and genetically-modified crops.
Agrigenetics, DuPont-Pioneer and Syngenta filed the complaint in Federal Court.
"We expected it," said Paul Achitoff, an attorney for Earthjustice. "The industry said they were going to sue. They really tried to intimidate the county council in the first place by threatening to sue, so I fully expected, once it passe,d that they would sue."
The controversial measure was vetoed by Mayor Bernard Carvalho, who said he supported the bill, but didn't think it would hold up in court. The county council overrode the veto in November.
Paul Minehart, a spokesperson for Syngenta, said in a statement:
"The ordinance is invalid. It arbitrarily targets our industry with burdensome and baseless restrictions on farming operations by attempting to regulate activities over which counties in Hawaii have no jurisdiction. These activities are already regulated by governmental agencies under state and federal laws."
"The county clearly has the express authority, and really the obligation, to protect the health of its citizens, and that's exactly what it's doing. It's doing its job," he said.
The complaint also says that the ordinance takes and damages the companies' property by forbidding them from planting crops in "arbitrary buffer zones." It also alleges that the measure was adopted by a supermajority of the county council that included a member selected "in a manner that violated Hawaii's open meetings law."
Council member Mason Chock voted to override the video a day after he was selected to fill a vacancy on the council created when Nadine Nakamura was appointed as the county's managing director.
Attorneys are now preparing to defend the ordinance, which is scheduled to take effect in August.
"We will represent those that want to go to the court that want to intervene to defend the ordinance on behalf of the county," said Achitoff. "We plan to do that, and we will be doing that."
Thursday, July 31 2014 4:49 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:49:41 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:33:54 GMT
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Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is not quiet when it comes to his feelings on illegal aliens and illegal immigration, and how it has affected his county. This week, he sent an open letter to the presidentFull Story >
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is not quiet when it comes to his feelings on illegal aliens and illegal immigration, and how it has affected his county. On Thursday, residents of Butler County who disagree with the Sheriff's actions will hold a rally outside of the Butler County Jail.Full Story >
Wednesday, February 5 2014 2:56 PM EST2014-02-05 19:56:29 GMT
This accident was on Interstate 71.
After an ice and snow storm, temperatures will fall Wednesday night. Tonight's forecast low is 12 degrees with mostly cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday will see partly sunnyFull Story >
After an ice and snow storm, temperatures will fall Wednesday night.Full Story >
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