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Paddlers pull as 1 to clean filthy lagoon

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Volunteers cleaned up an area Thursday at the popular Keehi Lagoon, where state canoe races will be held next week. Wanda Hanson, left, Renee Nauka, Bernie Kalama and Mele Cabato joined in the effort.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Avid paddlers Gino and Jennifer Dayton and their son, Makana, talked Thursday with the Honolulu Police Department’s Cpl. Leland Cadoy about a floating shack that ended up in the racing area after Sunday night’s storms.

The muddy, garbage-infused muddle of junk left behind by Tropical Storm Darby in the waters and along the shoreline of Keehi Lagoon is threatening the state sport of outrigger canoe paddling’s largest annual event. Read more

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