*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

More squatter camps for Oahu?

Gubernatorial challenger Colleen Hanabusa fired away at incumbent Governor David Ige yesterday for his lack of strong and visible leadership on homelessness and other issues, adding that she supports the establishment of “safe zones” where homeless people would be allowed to camp. That sounds like she would legalize the huge decade-old illegal squatter camp near … More More squatter camps for Oahu?

State response to Waianae squatter camp: Incompetence and blatant censorship

Meanwhile, in the State of the Surreal, the fumbling Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources recently denied a film crew’s application for a permit to access the huge Waianae Boat Harbor squatter camp to interview its residents for a CNN program — based on “the possibility of suggesting that the State is okay with … More State response to Waianae squatter camp: Incompetence and blatant censorship