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Governor Lingle Greeted With Boos on Kauai

Gov. Linda Lingle Gov. Linda Lingle
State Department of Transportation Director Barry Fukunaga State Department of Transportation Director Barry Fukunaga
Coast Guard Spokeswoman Coast Guard Spokeswoman

By Sean Ibara

KAUAI (KHNL) - In what was supposed to be a friendly meeting between State and Federal officials turned into a shouting match at times on Kauai Thursday evening.  Governor Lingle and her staff fielded questions and comments from concerned citizens regarding the Superferry's return to Nawiliwili Harbor on Kauai.  And just as the meeting got started, boos echoed throughout the Kauai War Memorial Hall. 

Governor Linda Lingle, State Department of Transportation Director Barry Fukunaga, as well as Coast Guard officials spoke about the ships planned return to Kauai.  Emotions ran high with many in the audience unhappy with the plan to bring the ship back to Kauai despite a plea for an Environmental Assessment to be completed before re-starting service.

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