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The native of Chuuk, Micronesia fought for social justice for Pacific Islanders in Hawaii and beyond.
Hawaii lawmakers are assessing whether there is support for reviving a bill allowing Alexander & Baldwin continued water access on Maui that was once declared dead.
But there was no action on a controversial measure — stymied for now — that would allow continued diversion of stream water.
Lawmakers supporting the measure to extend rights to divert stream water — including for Alexander & Baldwin — play hardball behind closed doors.
The land company Alexander & Baldwin is among the big losers after senators can’t agree on a proposal to allow stream diversion to continue.
A Senate committee is expected to decide Thursday whether to extend stream diversion authority for another three years.
Several criminal justice measures are still alive and will likely be hashed out in Senate-House conference committees.