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Ancient Hawaiian site in Kalaeloa threatened

  • Video by Andrew Gomes / agomes@staradvertiser.com

    The future of Kalaeloa Heritage Park remains uncertain. In early January, the Hawaii Community Development Authority board voted unanimously to proceed with terminating a 40-year lease with the park's curator, the Kalaeloa Heritage and Legacy Foundation.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016

    The Kalaeloa Heritage Park is home to several cultural structures, remnants of an ancient Hawaiian village including sinkholes that were once filled with drinkable water, and a restored Hawaiian trail. Thomas Cleek walks past a sinkhole that was once filled with drinkable water.

  • ANDREW GOMES / AGOMES@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Dwight Victor, board president of the Kalaeloa Heritage and Legacy Foundation, stands in front of construction debris at Kalaeloa Heritage Park.

On Oahu’s arid Ewa plain, amid a kiawe tree forest, remnants of an ancient Hawaiian settlement are a cultural treasure anchoring a heritage park. Yet something is marring the land and perhaps the park’s future. Read more

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