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Allison Schaefers, the Waikiki Bureau Chief of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, has covered Hawaii tourism for more than a decade.

She joined the parent company of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser in 2003. Prior to this, Schaefers was a staff writer for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla. where she covered the Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach beat. Earlier, Schaefers served as News Editor for the Camden County Tribune. Schaefers has worked alongside the White House Press Corps during President Barack Obama’s many Hawaii visits. She also has written for the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.

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                                <strong>Dave Watase: </strong>
                                <em>The homeowner started the Stop Ala Wai Project movement to represent those affected by the flood control project </em>
City deals another blow to Ala Wai flood project

Opponents of an Ala Wai flood mitigation project are pleased that Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell won’t accept the project’s environmental impact statement, a move that kicks it back to the state for more review and potentially could cause the project to lose millions of dollars in federal funding. Read more

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At top is the view from one of the ocean-view rooms at the Halepuna Waikiki. The Halekulani is seen in the center.
Halekulani plans to expand its hotel brands over 5 years

Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani is embarking on a five-year expansion plan that could double its hotel inventory by adding one or two more properties in Hawaii, one in Mexico and another in California under its Hawaii-built brands Halekulani and Halepuna. Read more

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The halting of funds generated by the state might cause the loss of $224 million in federal funds for the project.
Injunction stops funding for Ala Wai flood control project

A judge Tuesday issued an injunction stopping the city and state from funding a controversial flood control project that would build walls and berms around the Ala Wai Canal and put huge flood-control structures in the upper reaches of the watershed. Read more

JAMM AQUINO / OCT. 15
                                The federal government has offered to pay $220 million of a $345 million Army Corps of Engineers project designed to protect Waikiki and the upper reaches of the Ala Wai watershed from flooding.
Judge halts effort to fund Ala Wai flood control project

A judge issued an injunction today stopping the city and state from funding a controversial flood control project that would build walls and berms around the Ala Wai Canal and put huge flood-control structures in the upper reaches of the watershed. Read more

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / OCT. 4
                                The state’s goal is to develop the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor into a worldclass marina that meets the needs of residents and visitors, said Ed Underwood, administrator of DLNR’s Division of Boating and Recreation.
Ala Wai harbor redevelopment effort falls short — again

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation has come up empty-handed after a committee reviewed proposals for redevelopment of the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor — rankling some Waikiki residents and boaters who fear the state will never get it right. Read more

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