The Conversation: Monday, April 30th, 2018

Apr 30, 2018

Homeless Safe Zones Funding; Kauai Recovery Update; Maunalua Heritage Festival; Power of Positive Thinking

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Legislature Funds ‘Safe Zones’ for Homeless

On Friday, legislators announced agreement setting aside $30 million to address the homeless crisis. Conferees want to create special zones for homeless. Some call them safe zones, or ohana zones or kokua zones. It’s not an approach state and county homeless coordinators fully embrace.

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Helicopter crews from the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division assisted state and county agencies in responding to severe flooding on Kauai's north shore.
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Kauai Flooding Recovery Update

Kauai Residents in the Koloa area will hear the latest on recovery efforts from state county and federal officials at a meeting tonight. Additional meetings are scheduled for Wednesday evening in Kilauea and Hanalei.

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Civil Beat Reality Check

House and Senate conferees came to an agreement on a plan to infuse $200 million into the Rental Housing fund as well as millions more in incentives to jump-start projects. Honolulu Civil Beat takes a closer look at the affordable rental incentives.

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Maunalua Bay Conservation

It has a been a long haul for East Honolulu residents who fought to preserve the scenic views and cultural sites on the Kaiwi Coast and to ensure the health of Maunalua Bay. It is everything from the wetlands to the fishponds to the shoreline.

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Power of Positive Thinking

Annetta Lucero is a competitive athlete who has managed to perform at the highest levels of her sport and understands the mindset it takes to become a winner. She is a Guinness World Record-holding baton twirler and a former Cirque du Soleil performer. 

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