Hawaii History

Sugar Cane Burning

Sugar Cane Burning

Growing up on the Big Island of Hawaii, I remember stories of how the sugar cane industry died so long ago, and how the Big Island economy died along with it. So when I first moved to Maui, I was in awe. Out the window of the airplane, I saw beautiful green fields of...
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Opinion: City Bill 65, HCDA, On Wrong Side Of Major Hawaiian Cultural History

Opinion: City Bill 65, HCDA, On Wrong Side Of Major Hawaiian Cultural History

All historic and cultural research shows that this Honouliuli-Ewa area is one of the most very important cultural and historic area’s in the State of Hawaii. The identified “Leina a ka Uhane” is an especially sacred wahi pana of the highest level. A HART EIS TCP (Traditional Cultural Place) report in April 2012 documents...
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Eleven Hawaii Federal Judges Blast HART Rail Project Incompetence

Cited are security issues, damage to historic sites, and extensive native Hawaiian burials known to be along the shoreline route. Previously at issue has been that six of the shoreline rail stations are extremely vulnerable to tsunamis, storm surge and Ground Water Rise (GWR precedes Sea Level Rise.) What was originally a commuter rail project...
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City Council Bill 65 Ensures Decimation Of Historic Hawaiian Railway

Bill 65, the Ewa Development Plan, will be passed next week by the 100% pro development City Council and will ensure that several roads will be crossing the historic National Register Hawaiian Railway, including directly through their rail yard. It is stated in Bill 65 that there is an approval of the OMPO Plan for...
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Kakaako EA Shows Future Major Rail TOD Ground Water Problems

Kakaako EA Shows Future Major Rail TOD Ground Water Problems

The mitigation to fix the huge number of problems for this badly chosen rail route will cost Hawaii tax-payers many billions of dollars and likely delay use of the rail system for many more years to come. During civil defense emergencies the rail system will be completely shut down and unusable The featured site in...
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