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Alan Downer

The state's new historic preservation chief brings experience to a sensitive job

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 13, 2013

~~<p>Alan Downer arrived early this month in the Kapolei offices of the State Historic Preservation Division, an agency that has been under the gun over the past several years. Challenges notwithstanding, the temperate weather felt welcome after leaving behind work days in the cooler reaches of Arizona.</p>
<p>&quot;I'm on the Colorado Plateau,&quot; Downer said in a telephone interview before his departure for Hawaii. &quot;It's 40 degrees out.&quot;</p>
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Alan Downer arrived early this month in the Kapolei offices of the State Historic Preservation Division, an agency that has been under the gun over the past several years. Challenges notwithstanding, the temperate weather felt welcome after leaving behind work days in the cooler reaches of Arizona.

"I'm on the Colorado Plateau," Downer said in a telephone interview before his departure for Hawaii. "It's 40 degrees out." Login for more...



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