First-time mayoral candidate Ernest Caravalho was born and raised in Kalihi. He tells host Chad Blair that his broad array of life experiences — in the Air Force, in Los Angeles as a legal-aid volunteer and as a homeless vet struggled to make a new life for himself when he returned to Hawaii four years ago — have taught him “how to move forward” and help other people do the same.
Caravalho opposed the recent excise-tax extension to fund the rail project, saying the line should be completed with private investment. And he argues that the city and state don’t really know how to address homelessness, because they aren’t recognizing the very different reasons people here become homeless.
Ernest Carvalho and Chad Blair
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