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It's now or never, according to Friends of Haiku Stairs, a nonprofit that has been advocating for years to save the Stairway to Heaven. The group held a rally to save the iconic stairs Tuesday afternoon in front of Honolulu Hale, saying that now is the time to act, particularly in the wake of the Board of Water Supply's recently published draft environmental impact statement. Dr. Vernon Ansdell, Friends president, said the detailed, four-volume report clearly evaluated all the options, and shows reopening the stairs under a managed access plan would be best.
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Marie Manning, left, Holly Sevier, Dan Hartenstein, Dan Piburn and Janice Nako-Piburn showed their support as part of the group Friends of Haiku Stairs at Honolulu Hale on Tuesday.