Residents fight closing of libraries

Residents in rural and Neighbor Island (Hawaii) communities say they are being unfairly targeted under a proposal to close five libraries in order to deal with a $5.7 million budget cut to the state Public Library System.

The state Board of Education, which oversees the system of 50 libraries, is likely to vote on the proposal at its meeting tomorrow. But opposition has been mounting against the library closure proposal since it was first revealed last week.

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