Court ruling halts construction project at Kawaiahao Church

Kawaiahao Church
Kawaiahao Church

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A construction project at the historic Kawaiahao Church will remain on hold following a court ruling announced Friday.

In a preliminary ruling, a judge sided with a woman who claims her ancestors are buried in the area where the church wants to build a multi-purpose center.

The church had already started the early phases of construction, but must now wait until all burials are removed from the site, or until the lawsuit is fully resolved.

The church issued a responses saying "We will comply with the court's decision and continue to work with the appropriate state agencies."

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