Members of a visiting presidential commission absorb the splendor of Ho'oulu 'Aina Nature Park. Children from Catholic and Buddhist academies unveil a mural to bridge a cultural gap. And the uprooting of the homeless continues in Kakaako.
Enforcement efforts begin to lower the population of a homeless encampment in Kakaako. Meanwhile, residents are asked to provide some personal information in advance of an emergency to help dispatchers send help quicker.
BikeShare Hawaii showed off options for bringing two-wheelers to the masses. Hot-button energy issues were the focus of a high-profile conference. And the Supreme Court held a TMT hearing. But what the world knew about the islands this week was that a sewage spill closed Waikiki beaches.
In Chinatown, a show of support for followers of Falung Gong and their legal action against persecution. Beside Kapalama Canal, a new law to clear out the homeless. And at the Capitol Auditorium, a public meeting on Micronesian immigration.
A small homeless encampment has spread out beneath a cluster of overpasses and along nearby waterways, generally out of the public's sight, but not beyond the gaze of the state Department of Transportation.