I'm in a rush today, but wanted to provide you with a link to a piece I just published on cultural and environmental concerns related to placing the bike path on Wailua Beach.
Then there's also the Star-Bulletin piece reporting that a federal judge has ruled Hawaii Superferry can abandon its two ferries to MARAD, the federal agency that provided the bulk of its funding. According to the article, we won't be seeing the ferry in Hawaii again:
"We're not going to be returning back to the state of Hawaii now that the estate has abandoned the ships," Leon Barson, a Hawaii Superferry attorney, told Walsh during a hearing in Wilmington, Del., where the Hawaii Superferry filed for bankruptcy on May 30.
The article also has Alex Harman, a partner in J.F. Lehman saying:
The private-equity firm lost its entire $85 million investment in Hawaii Superferry, Harman said.
And finally, I'll be co-hosting a KKCR show with Jimmy Trujillo from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today. The topic is the military's impact on Hawaii, including depleted uranium. The guests will be Kyle Kajihiro of American Friends Service Committee and freelance reporter Bob Nichols. You can tune in on line at www.kkcr.org or 91.9 FM. And please call in at 826-7771, especially if you're a military supporter. Always makes a discussion more interesting to get varying points of view.