Activists delay rebirth of Hawaii hotel with Elvis ties

HONOLULU (AP) — Native Hawaiian activists are protesting the rebuilding of a Kauai hotel with a Hollywood connection.

Developers want to reopen the Coco Palms, where Elvis Presley’s character got married in the 1961 film “Blue Hawaii.” The resort has been closed since a hurricane tore through in 1992.

Two men claim they descend from Kauai’s last Hawaiian ruler and own the property. They and others have been camped out at the resort near an ancient Hawaiian fishpond. They say the...

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