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Lowell Kalapa, Columnist and Tax Expert, Dead at 64

·By civilbeat

Civil Beat columnist Lowell Kalapa died Monday at the age of 64.

A spokeswoman for the nonprofit Tax Foundation of Hawaii, where Kalapa was its longtime executive director, said Kalapa’s family has not disclosed the cause of death.

A spokeswoman for the Honolulu Department of the Medical Examiner said it had no information to provide about Kalapa’s death.

The Tax Foundation said services are pending for Kalapa, who was born in Hawaii and was a graduate of Punahou School and Northwestern University in Illinois.

Kalapa was a regular presence at the Legislature and Honolulu Hale, where