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Editorial: Respect for salt making

  • COURTESY KUULEI SANTOS

    Salt maker Kanani Santos lines the earthen bed with clay found in Hanapepe. The method of making salt has been handed down through generations from ancient times. Salt makers in Hanapepe are opposing a commercial helicopter company’s permits to build office space, restrooms and other structures in the airfield next to the ancient salt patch.

Beyond the specific conflict now playing out on Kauai between salt-pond practitioners and a tour helicopter company, there is a general juxtaposition of interests between culture and commercialism. Read more

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