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Senator presses North Shore land acquisition

A bill would allow for a forced sale of Turtle Bay property

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 28, 2014

~~<p>State senators Thursday agreed to revive a bill that could enable the state to acquire undeveloped North Shore land owned by Turtle Bay Hotel and Resort through eminent domain.</p>
<p>Last year &mdash; the first of a two-year session &mdash; the Senate Judiciary and Labor and Ways and Means committees advanced a bill that directs the governor's administration to negotiate a purchase price for undeveloped portions of the Kahuku property but stripped the measure of controversial language referencing eminent domain.</p>
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State senators Thursday agreed to revive a bill that could enable the state to acquire undeveloped North Shore land owned by Turtle Bay Hotel and Resort through eminent domain.

Last year — the first of a two-year session — the Senate Judiciary and Labor and Ways and Means committees advanced a bill that directs the governor's administration to negotiate a purchase price for undeveloped portions of the Kahuku property but stripped the measure of controversial language referencing eminent domain. Login for more...



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