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Money the state budgeted for educational composting programs is given to an engineering company

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The Windward Zero Waste School Hui's composting programs are at risk of shutting down due to a lack of funds.
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                                Ka‘ohao Public Charter School fourth grade students Takeru Virden, 9, and Caleb Becerril, 9, carried a bin of the harvested compost to a collection point Sept. 16.
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Ka‘ohao Public Charter School fourth grade students Takeru Virden, 9, and Caleb Becerril, 9, carried a bin of the harvested compost to a collection point Sept. 16.

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                                Ka‘ohao Public Charter School fourth grader Koa Medeiros placed a shovelful of compost material on a screen Sept. 16 to separate the preferred compost from the larger bits. At left is Max Webb, 9, and at far right is Caleb Becerril, 9, waiting to sift the compost.
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Ka‘ohao Public Charter School fourth grader Koa Medeiros placed a shovelful of compost material on a screen Sept. 16 to separate the preferred compost from the larger bits. At left is Max Webb, 9, and at far right is Caleb Becerril, 9, waiting to sift the compost.

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                                Mindy Jaffe, head of the Windward Zero Waste School Hui, shows the end product of the composting program to be sold to customers.
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Mindy Jaffe, head of the Windward Zero Waste School Hui, shows the end product of the composting program to be sold to customers.

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                                Ka‘ohao Public Charter School fourth grade students Takeru Virden, 9, and Caleb Becerril, 9, carried a bin of the harvested compost to a collection point Sept. 16.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Ka‘ohao Public Charter School fourth grader Koa Medeiros placed a shovelful of compost material on a screen Sept. 16 to separate the preferred compost from the larger bits. At left is Max Webb, 9, and at far right is Caleb Becerril, 9, waiting to sift the compost.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mindy Jaffe, head of the Windward Zero Waste School Hui, shows the end product of the composting program to be sold to customers.