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Native Hawaiians say their calls for rain have been answered on the island of Kahoʻolawe. A week-long brushfire scorched more than 9,000 acres there before it was contained last Saturday and fire crews extinguished a flareup earlier this week. A group headed to Kahoʻolawe Thursday to assess the damage and begin restoration of the land.

Maui Fire Department

A brush fire continues to burn on Kahoʻolawe, but it could be a blessing in disguise for those restoring native plants on the island.

Kaho‘olawe’s Future

Mar 23, 2015
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Wikipedia Commons

 In the 20 years since Kahoolawe was transferred back to the state of Hawaii, no commercial activity on or around the island has ever been permitted. But a bill currently making its way through the Legislature proposes to change that. Eileen Chao has more from The Maui News. 

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Flickr / jxnholt

This year hundreds of thousands of historic documents relating to Kaho‘olawe will be published in an online database. Hawaii Public Radio's Molly Solomon has more on preservation efforts that are going digital.

You can get involved in the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission's Virtual Museum Pilot Program by taking a quick survey on what type of artifacts and images you'd like to see.

What Lies Ahead for Kaho‘olawe?

Nov 18, 2013
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Flickr / jxnholt

It’s been 10 years since the Navy transferred control of Kaho‘olawe to the state. The island’s caretakers are still cleaning up the island and are moving toward a plan of sustainability. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, the agency in charge of restoring Kaho‘olawe is facing funding cuts, that could impact the future of the island.