Monthly Archives: September 2010

HTH – Group challenges decision on Kulani 9/24/10

By PETER SUR Tribune-Herald staff writer
An advocacy group is challenging the state land board’s decision earlier this month transferring Kulani lands and the former Kulani Correctional Facility to the state Department of Defense.
Kat Brady, representing the Honolulu-based Community Alliance on Prisons, and two other individuals requested a contested case hearing during the Sept. 9 meeting […]

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Army Road has an interesting history – Kent Warshauer – HTH

An interesting column from years ago in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

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Public Access – Former Kulani Prison

As you may have seen in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, the Land Board eliminated military use of the former Kulani Prison site.  Approved by the Board was the use of the former prison compound itself and the pasture area for use by the Youth ChallNGe Academy with the remainder going to the Puu Makaala NARS expansion.
In […]

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MKRUG Submits Comments – Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawai`i County, HI; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment

The Hunting Committee of MKRUG found some rather disturbing language in the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawai`i County, HI; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment.
MKRUG submitted comments in the below letter.

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HTH – Puna rep faces three challengers 9/13/10

Representative Faye Hanohano speaks on Kulani issue. From HTH article:
A retired corrections officer, Hanohano heads the House Public Safety Committee. Her bill to audit the Department of Public Safety — emphasizing the closure of Kulani correctional facility and the state’s contracts that send local inmates to privately-run […]

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HTH – Military Use of Kulani Nixed

Hawaii Tribune-Herald Story

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MKRUG testimony at BLNR Meeting 9/9/10 (Kulani)

September 8, 2010
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Attn: Board Members
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 130,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Reference:
C. 1. Acceptance of a Hearing Master Report on a Public Hearing for a Proposed Addition
to the Natural Area Reserves System, and Withdrawal of Portions of Governor’s
Executive Orders 1225 and 1588 and Re-Set Aside as an Extension of Puu Makaala
Natural […]

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HTH – Plans for Kulani take shape

From: Hawaii Tribune-Herald – 9/8/10

Plans for Kulani take shape
Former prison may be converted into a training facility for military
By JASON ARMSTRONG
Tribune-Herald staff writer
The former Kulani prison could become a training base for a 150-soldier company to learn how to detect roadside bombs, perform emergency aerial evacuations and make forced entries into buildings.
That’s according to a […]

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The fate of Kulani Prison site up before the BLNR on Thursday 9/9/10

There are two items of particular interest to MKRUG on the agenda of the Board of Land and Natural Resources meeting to be held next Thursday 9/9/10.  BLRN Agenda 9/9/10
One item is the expansion of the Puu Makaala Natural Area Reserve (curently the forest reserve lands along the left side of Stainback Highway and  mauka […]

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