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About 60 people gathered at Coco Palms in Wailua to support a group of people occupying the resort grounds.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

Thousands of people turned out for a women’s rights march against newly-inaugurated President Donald Trump Jan. 21 at the Ahukini Road intersection with Kapule Highway near Lihue Airport.

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Community members use buckets to clear the Waimea River of accumulated silt and debris in an effort to restore the river during a Feb. 24 work day.

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Grove Farm’s David Hinazumi and Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. talk against the backdrop of the photovoltaic array at the Tesla battery facility March 8 when the facility was dedicated in Kapaia.

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Pat Griffith of the Lihue Business Association looks over some of the many coconuts being mailed to the U.S. Postal Service regional office to protest the relocation and closure of the Lihue post office, on March 13.

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

Kauai Fire Department personnel are joined by volunteers to prevent a pilot whale from beaching itself Oct. 13 at Kalapaki Beach.

Photo courtesy state Department of Land and Natural Resources

State Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement officers conduct a sweep of illegal campers and campsites in the Kalalau Valley.

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A monk seal sleeps in the tidal area on Lehua Island in late August.

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Hokulea is docked at the Hanalei Pier during its stay on Kauai.

Courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page

In a letter announcing their gift, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, who own property in Kilauea and regularly visit Kauai, wrote that they want “to ensure the wonderful efforts of Aloha Angels continue for the long term.”

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