POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2010
Gov.-elect Neil Abercrombie started to form his Cabinet yesterday, choosing nominees to lead state departments that oversee natural resources, economic development, Hawaiian lands and prisons.
Abercrombie nominated William Aila Jr., the Waianae harbormaster, to direct the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. Aila is a progressive and a Hawaiian activist who has been critical of the militarization of the islands, including live-fire training by the Army in Makua Valley. He ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary for governor in 2006.
By Derrick DePledge, Staradvertiser
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