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Don't turn shoreline into Waikiki

By Thomas Iwai Jr.

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 20, 2014

~~<p>In the mid-1960s, Hawaii's economy was largely dependent on the tourist industry, sugar and pineapple, and the military. Like then, today our economy could always use some improvement. But we should ask, &quot;At what cost?&quot;</p>
<p>In 1964, the state decided to develop what we now fondly recognize as Magic Island. To create more jobs and to support the local tourist industry, the state covered acres of coral reefs and destroyed two popular surfing sites, &quot;Dennings&quot; and &quot;Garbage-Hole.&quot;</p>
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In the mid-1960s, Hawaii's economy was largely dependent on the tourist industry, sugar and pineapple, and the military. Like then, today our economy could always use some improvement. But we should ask, "At what cost?"

In 1964, the state decided to develop what we now fondly recognize as Magic Island. To create more jobs and to support the local tourist industry, the state covered acres of coral reefs and destroyed two popular surfing sites, "Dennings" and "Garbage-Hole." Login for more...



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