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Turtle Bay Land Deal Squeaks By On Hawaii Legislature's Final Day

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The end justified the means.

That was the message Hawaii lawmakers sent the public this week by hastily approving a last-minute plan of questionable constitutionality to finance the state’s $40 million share of a land deal with Turtle Bay Resort.

Few disputed the decision to preserve 665 unspoiled acres on the north shore of Oahu. But the vast majority — even those voting for it — faulted the process by which it was achieved.

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