• Rapid Ohia Death. Jeff Bagshaw is an outreach and communications specialist for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife. A story on Rapid Ohia Death in the Saturday-Sunday Weekender edition on Page A1 that continued on Page A6 incorrectly identified Bagshaw.
The Maui News apologizes for the error.
• ‘Olelo Hawaii ruling. The state Judiciary wanted to clarify a story about a state Supreme Court ruling in favor of a Lanai mother, Chelsa Clarabal, on behalf of her two school-age daughters over the lack of Hawaiian immersion education at Lanai High and Elementary. The story appeared Friday on Page A1 and continued on Page A4.
The decision was 4-1 with the majority calling for the case to be sent back to Circuit Court. The decision authored by Justice Richard Pollack ruled that access to Hawaiian history, culture and language education, a handful of times per week, was not enough and that steps must be taken to build an immersion program for the girls.
Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald concurred in sending the case back to Circuit Court for further proceedings, but noted that Hawaiian language immersion programs may not be the only method to satisfy the state constitution’s Article 10, Section 4, which provides a Hawaiian education program in public schools and “was adopted for the express purpose of reviving the Hawaiian language.”
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