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Trade land for fiscal aid, lawmaker proposes

Keeping the unused acres could be beneficial in the long run, an analyst says

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 29, 2013

~~<p>The financial woes plaguing the University of Hawaii-West Oahu campus has prompted a legislator to propose the state take back the hundreds of unused acreage surrounding the Kapolei campus in exchange for helping the school cover its operating costs.</p>
<p>The West Oahu campus sits on about 80 acres &mdash; a small fraction of a 500-acre parcel donated by the former James Campbell Estate. The state also acquired 991 acres of mauka land from the estate in a deal that required the state to designate a portion for the college.</p>
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The financial woes plaguing the University of Hawaii-West Oahu campus has prompted a legislator to propose the state take back the hundreds of unused acreage surrounding the Kapolei campus in exchange for helping the school cover its operating costs.

The West Oahu campus sits on about 80 acres — a small fraction of a 500-acre parcel donated by the former James Campbell Estate. The state also acquired 991 acres of mauka land from the estate in a deal that required the state to designate a portion for the college. Login for more...



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