Will ‘state of the art’ Iwilei homeless center ever open?

It has now been nearly two whole years since the mayor announced that the City and County of Honolulu had spent $6.3 million to buy an industrial building at 431 Kuwili Street in Iwilei that will be transformed into a new “state of the art” homeless services center. Homelessness is still totally out of control … More Will ‘state of the art’ Iwilei homeless center ever open?

Are more Honolulu homeless becoming armed aggressors? And are authorities in denial about it?

A recent rash of stabbings certainly suggest that Honolulu’s streets are becoming more and more dangerous as homeless drug addicts and psychotics increasingly take over public spaces while authorities dither. The incidents have included a homeless man’s random face and neck-slashing box-cutter attack on an innocent woman enjoying her lunch in Waikiki on March 21, … More Are more Honolulu homeless becoming armed aggressors? And are authorities in denial about it?

*UPDATE BELOW* Waianae squatter ‘sweep’ averted? Or just more fake news from Civil Beat?

Did Governor Ige capitulate and call off a “sweep” of the Waianae Boat Harbor squatter encampment? Or did he merely explain that no “sweep” had ever been planned, despite what Civil Beat has been shrieking? It’s a little hard to tell, especially since the governor’s office is not commenting publicly.  But the latter interpretation sure … More *UPDATE BELOW* Waianae squatter ‘sweep’ averted? Or just more fake news from Civil Beat?

Homeless youth exploited in Hawaii

Unfortunately, they’re also exploited by sensationalist media. The newspaper has quite the click-bait headline front-and-center on its website this morning.  The story itself is a little different, and includes its own distortions. First of all, the story is based on a report “scheduled to be released” by some advocacy groups and the University of Hawaii.  … More Homeless youth exploited in Hawaii