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Legislators drop exemption proposed for new Oahu jail

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / DEC. 15, 2011

    This view of a guard tower at the Oahu Correctional Community Center in Kalihi is near the Kamehameha Highway entrance.

House and Senate committees Tuesday scrapped Gov. David Ige’s proposal to exempt the construction of a new Oahu jail from the state’s environmental review process amid mounting opposition from environmentalists and advocates for criminal justice reform. Read more

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