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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.
New research shows non-native species can survive years at sea on buoys, nets, lost boats and trash before reaching distant shorelines.
Several years ago, the state stopped the infestation of leather mudweed by pulling up 3 million pounds of the algae. Now it’s back.
Businesses that rent from DLNR in Mapunapuna can ask for rent reductions when their leases come up for renewal.
UPDATED Justices rule the state’s practice of approving all properly prepared applications is inadequate.
Councilman Trevor Ozawa wants the state to ban offshore alcohol use and disorderly behavior at holiday weekend events.