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Downings take activist role in Waikiki debate

  • COURTESY DOWNING FAMILY

    Keone Downing paddles into the waves in Waikiki with his grandson Steel Scott for their weekly play date. Waikiki is a special place for the Downing family: It iswhere they learned to surf.

In a March 7 public hearing, Keone Downing spoke out against the state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ proposed replacement for the Royal Hawaiian groin, installed to prevent sand drifting from the beach in front of the Waikiki hotel. Read more

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