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Opposition mounts for Advertiser Building redevelopment – Hawaii News Now

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Opposition mounts for Advertiser Building redevelopment Hawaii News Now “They deliberately chose a lot that has 75 percent of it covered by historic properties with the expressed idea of destroying it,” said Kiersten Faulkner, executive director of…

Russell Roberts‘s insight:

Many years ago, folk singer Joanie Mitchell had a song called "Parking Lot", which criticized unrestrained development at the expense of local culture and history.  This is one of those cases.  The developer claims he can move ahead because the Advertiser Building isn’t on a federal or state preservation list.  Ah, yes, the pursuit of the almighty buck!  Aloha, Russ.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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