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A recent federal court ruling has some cities pulling back their bans on homeless people camping in public places.
A well-established homeless camp on the Leeward Coast easily qualifies for a share of the money set aside by the Legislature for safe zones.
But low-level offenders, who were supposed to get services instead of jail time, still aren’t eligible for the new program.
ALEA Bridge hopes to break ground in November for a 12- to 16-unit transitional housing development in Wahiawa.
A Honolulu doctor has spent years caring for mentally ill people who are homeless, trying to earn their trust and overcome their resistance to getting care.
Sweeps and bans and even safe zones do nothing to bring “deviant” homeless people back into the norms of our existence.
From approving medical aid in dying to banning certain sunscreens and pesticide chemicals, legislators passed bills they only thought about in years past.
Three “ohana zones” would be built on Oahu, and one each on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.
If it’s approved, the proposal to move more homeless people out of public spaces could face a legal challenge.