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Honolulu City Council Committee Kills Sidewalk Ban

Nov 19, 2013
Wayne Yoshioka

State Representative Tom Brower created quite a controversy earlier this week with his sledge-hammer attacks on grocery shopping carts in Waikiki as his way to rid the area of homelessness.   The Honolulu City Council has been pursuing another method by creating a new law that would ban lying down on public sidewalks in certain districts.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has been following this story and filed this report. 

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

Today, on Veterans’ Day, we recognize the 110 thousand veterans in Hawai’i.  Most are living happy productive lives, but service providers here say housing is the biggest challenge.  The U.S. Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs, Eric Shinseki, has set a goal of ending homelessness among veterans by 2015, so HPR’s Noe Tanigawa attended a recent gathering to find out more about the issue. 

For information on resources for veterans:

http://www.va.gov/

http://www.usvetsinc.org/

Neighbors- Homeless in Kailua, Kona

Oct 10, 2013
Flickr / dannyman
Flickr / dannyman

This week, HPR news is doing a series of reports we call Neighbors an Island Story.  One troubling fact around the state is that part of the population of each island is homeless. And while Oahu captures many of the headlines, homelessness is an issue on the Big Island as well...especially on the west side.  HPR's Sherry Bracken has more from Kona.

Homeless Outreach by Waikiki Health

Jul 15, 2013
Wayne Yoshioka

According to the 2013 Statewide Homeless Point-in-Time Count taken in January, 3 out of 4 unsheltered homeless persons on O’ahu are family members...with at least one child under the age of 18. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka accompanied a homeless outreach team from Waikiki Health and filed this report.  

 

         

Plugged In on the Streets

May 29, 2013
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

We all know that kids these days live their lives on the phone or the computer. But if you’re homeless…it’s something much deeper. Having access to technology can mean a safety net that wasn’t there in the past. HPR’s Molly Solomon takes a look at how our digital world has changed what it means to be a homeless youth today.

Homeless Outreach Team in Honolulu

Mar 14, 2013
Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council will convene a special meeting tomorrow afternoon to discuss homeless housing and services on Oahu in an effort to look at solutions for this growing problem. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka accompanied a team of outreach workers who meet with the homeless on the streets year-round.

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