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Cemetery grant denied after group loses nonprofit status

The Ewa Historical Society had its status revoked after failing to file tax returns

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 12, 2014

~~<p>The Abercrombie administration will not release a $100,000 grant to the Ewa Historical Society to maintain the Ewa Plantation Cemetery because the community group lost its nonprofit status.</p>
<p>The Ewa Historical Society, led by state Rep. Rida Caba&shy;nilla (D, Ewa Beach-West Loch Estates), was granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service in 2009, but that status was revoked last year because the group did not file returns for three consecutive years.</p>
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The Abercrombie administration will not release a $100,000 grant to the Ewa Historical Society to maintain the Ewa Plantation Cemetery because the community group lost its nonprofit status.

The Ewa Historical Society, led by state Rep. Rida Caba­nilla (D, Ewa Beach-West Loch Estates), was granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service in 2009, but that status was revoked last year because the group did not file returns for three consecutive years. Login for more...



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