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Seawall expansion along property tied to former President Obama runs into strong opposition

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MAY 27
                                The Oahu chapter of the Surfrider Foundation called for the removal of the seawall fronting the Waimanalo property tied to former President Barack Obama on Friday.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MAY 27

    The Oahu chapter of the Surfrider Foundation called for the removal of the seawall fronting the Waimanalo property tied to former President Barack Obama on Friday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MAY 28
                                About a dozen people testified Friday in opposition of expanding the seawall in front of property in Waimanalo tied to former President Barack Obama. Above, the ocean has overtaken sand nearby at Pahonu Pond.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MAY 28

    About a dozen people testified Friday in opposition of expanding the seawall in front of property in Waimanalo tied to former President Barack Obama. Above, the ocean has overtaken sand nearby at Pahonu Pond.

Plans to overhaul a seawall to protect a Waimanalo property with ties to former President Barack Obama ran into public opposition on Friday, with the Oahu chapter of the Surfrider Foundation going so far as to advocate for the complete removal of the wall so that the beach could be restored. Read more

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