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Marines Swarm Bellows

September 4, 1997  

Swarm of Marines hits Bellows beach The exercise spares Makua Beach, but protesters rally to oppose live ammunition in Makua Valley By Harold Morse Star-Bulletin Hundreds of Marines hit the beach at Bellows... 

Wai’anae community urges CINCPAC to cancel Marines training in Makua

August 28, 1997  

Military sizes up Makua landing About 70 people, many of whom oppose the exercise, meet with Admiral Prueher, who will decide whether to cancel By Kulani Mahikoa Star-Bulletin A decision on whether to... 

Neighborhood board opposes Marines landing at Makua

August 6, 1997  

Board opposes Marines landing at Makua Residents speak out against a military exercise at that beach By Harold Morse Star-Bulletin After hearing emotional discussion, the Waianae Neighborhood Board voted... 

Israel “Bruddah Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole (May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997)

July 12, 1997  

Hawai’i mourned the death of Bruddah Iz, the beloved and gifted musician and supporter of Hawaiian sovereignty.  Iz had spent many years living at Makua beach.   On July 12, 1997, his ashes were... 

Kauai at odds over missile tests

June 13, 1997  

U.S. Navy photo A Vandal, which simulates a supersonic cruise missile, is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Nohili. Kauai at odds over missile tests Officials like the economic contributions,but... 

Makua ‘open house’ tries to win over public

April 8, 1997  

By Kathryn Bender, Star-Bulletin David Hauhio, 11, holds an M60 machine gun weighing 23 pounds at the open house. Army opens house at Makua to try to win over public The military is hoping to win approval...