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It’s unknown whether the increase will cover a backlog of maintenance and improvements at the 16 small boat harbors.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources also hopes to cut in half the number of daily visitors to Haena State Park and its famed beaches and trails.
The land company Alexander & Baldwin is among the big losers after senators can’t agree on a proposal to allow stream diversion to continue.
For years a lucky few have lived aboard their vessels at the gateway to Waikiki. But a bill in the Legislature portends big changes.
An investigation found a Kauai district manager falsified documents to favor a contractor, improperly accepted gifts and could have faced 165 counts of state ethics violations.
But a museum foundation seeking to reduce its liability wants a contested case hearing — or for the state to take possession of the shoreline.
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources officials say they will postpone a stream dredging plan in Manoa to confer with residents.
The DLNR explains its reasons for not granting a permit for access to an encampment near the Waianae Boat Harbor.
Opponents say water drawn from streams by the Hawaii land company harm the environment.
Residents of the camp are scrambling to make do by getting water from relatives and nearby parks.