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Honolulu Star-Advertiser By Allison Schaefers A long-suffering landmark receives added recognition, renewing debate over what to do with the historic site POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 21, 2014 LAST UPDATED: 08:29 a.m. HST, May 21, 2014 A nearly three-decade battle to preserve the negle
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The “War To End All Wars” War Memorial war continues

Hawaii Public Radio The Conversation: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013   Excerpt transcribed by the Kaimana Beach Coalition. Chris Vandercook: This is The Conversation on HPR2, I’m Chris Vandercook. Beth-Ann Kozlovich: I’m Beth-Ann Kozlovich. BAK: Walk carefully in Waikiki an
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Natatorium: Is The Fight Over? Glory Days Are Pau

MidWeek Currents May 8, 2013 Ron Mizutani The locked wooden doors slowly opened and my heart began to race. We were stepping back in time, but instead of feeling excitement, I found myself overwhelmed with sadness. A gaping hole greeted all of us. A huge chunk of the aged walkway had
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War In Waikiki? The Fight Over The Natatorium Is Far From Over

Civil Beat By Nick Grube | 5/7/2013 Angst abounds after last week’s joint announcement from Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell about demolishing the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial, highlighting deep rifts that don’t appear to be going away anytime soon. The
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Natatorium Announcement April 30, 2013

By the Kaimana Beach Coalition   View the official press release from the Office of the Mayor View the official photos of the event from the Office of the Governor Transcript of video taken by the Kaimana Beach Coalition This video was taken on a cell phone and only partially cap
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Abercrombie Teams With Caldwell To Tear Down Waikiki Natatorium

Honolulu Civil Beat By Nick Grube Is a 45-year fight finally over? Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell say the walls of the Waikiki Natatorium will be torn down. The two unveiled their plan Tuesday to rip apart the dilapidated World War I memorial and replace
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Shuttered Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial slated for renovation as new beach area

Hawai‘i Magazine.com By Maureen O’Connell A plan is moving forward for renovation of the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial complex, the site of a now-dilapidated 86-year-old saltwater-fed swimming pool and monument to Hawaii residents who served in World War I. A news release issu
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Governor and Mayor announce $18m plan for Natatorium

Hawaii News Now (KHNL) WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Natatorium in Waikiki was built in 1927 as a tribute to those who served in World War I. Then it closed in 1979. There has been plenty of fighting about what to do with the site since then. In the meantime the facility has bee
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Mayor, Gov. reach deal on Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial

KITV Pool to be demolished; arch to be moved; new beach area to be built   HONOLULU — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Governor Neil Abercrombie announced plans Tuesday for the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial site. They said an Environmental Impact Statement will be resumed. Ther
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State, city to partner on Natatorium development

Honolulu Star-Advertiser By Gordon Pang Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced a partnership to develop a public memorial beach at the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. Under the plan, the state will hand over development of the site back to the city, wh
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