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Outdoor ads common elsewhere, but Hawaii is anti-blight model

By Christine Donnelly

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 15, 2013

~~<p>Laws limiting outdoor advertising are designed to protect what the 9th U.S. Circuit Court described &quot;as perhaps the state's most valuable and fragile economic asset &mdash; the natural beauty upon which Hawaii's tourism economy relies.&quot;</p>
<p>Max Ashburn, communications director of Scenic America, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, said Hawaii is considered a model in a global battle against the visual blight and commercialization of public spaces associated with outdoor advertising.</p>
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Laws limiting outdoor advertising are designed to protect what the 9th U.S. Circuit Court described "as perhaps the state's most valuable and fragile economic asset — the natural beauty upon which Hawaii's tourism economy relies."

Max Ashburn, communications director of Scenic America, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, said Hawaii is considered a model in a global battle against the visual blight and commercialization of public spaces associated with outdoor advertising. Login for more...



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