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Transfer of acreage celebrated as end of fight to preserve coast

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kahikinaokala Kalima, 11, left, and his brother Kaonohiokaola, 9, blew conch shells at the beginning of Thursday’s event.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    City and state officials and grass-roots organizations announced the victory of a 40-year campaign to protect the Ka Iwi Coast from development in perpetuity during a press conference at Awawamalu, near Makapuu, on Thursday. Pictured at the event are dignitaries and attendees singing “Hawai‘i Aloha” with keiki from Malama Honua Charter School.

Forty years of community protest, hard work and financial maneuvering culminated Thursday as officials announced the acquisition of the final piece of the puzzle in the campaign to preserve the Ka Iwi Coast. Read more

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