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Honolulu City Council considering measure to protect historic cultural sites

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                                The City Council is considering a measure to activate the Historic Preservation Commission. At top, a view of Hawea Heiau in Hawaii Kai, the site of which was purchased by community group Livable Hawai‘i Kai Hui after it was threatened by developers.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

The City Council is considering a measure to activate the Historic Preservation Commission. At top, a view of Hawea Heiau in Hawaii Kai, the site of which was purchased by community group Livable Hawai‘i Kai Hui after it was threatened by developers.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The City Council is considering a measure to activate the Historic Preservation Commission. Above, a look inside the hale under construction at the heiau.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

The City Council is considering a measure to activate the Historic Preservation Commission. Above, a look inside the hale under construction at the heiau.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The hale at Hawea Heiau in Hawaii Kai is under construction and fronts a coconut grove.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

The hale at Hawea Heiau in Hawaii Kai is under construction and fronts a coconut grove.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The hale at Hawea Heiau in Hawaii Kai is under construction and fronts a coconut grove. Above, a section of the heiau that was restored by volunteers, including inmates from the Women’s Community Correctional Center, after it was buried underneath construction debris and plant overgrowth.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

The hale at Hawea Heiau in Hawaii Kai is under construction and fronts a coconut grove. Above, a section of the heiau that was restored by volunteers, including inmates from the Women’s Community Correctional Center, after it was buried underneath construction debris and plant overgrowth.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The City Council is considering a measure to activate the Historic Preservation Commission. At top, a view of Hawea Heiau in Hawaii Kai, the site of which was purchased by community group Livable Hawai‘i Kai Hui after it was threatened by developers.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The City Council is considering a measure to activate the Historic Preservation Commission. Above, a look inside the hale under construction at the heiau.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The hale at Hawea Heiau in Hawaii Kai is under construction and fronts a coconut grove.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The hale at Hawea Heiau in Hawaii Kai is under construction and fronts a coconut grove. Above, a section of the heiau that was restored by volunteers, including inmates from the Women’s Community Correctional Center, after it was buried underneath construction debris and plant overgrowth.