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Homeless cause problems at libraries across Oahu

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 12, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question:</strong> I go to the Hawaii State Library on King Street weekly. For years, overloaded carts and other items belonging to the homeless are placed on library property and at the entrance steps. One day, the stench coming from two carts was overwhelming. Men's bathrooms also are in disrepair and smelly, and a few months ago I saw a sign in one bathroom that said, &quot;Do not defecate on the floor.&quot; Disgusting. Who allows this continued abuse of public property? Where do I send a complaint?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> You can complain to state library officials, but it isn't a complaint they haven't heard at libraries across the island, let alone at the flagship facility on South King Street.</p>
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Question: I go to the Hawaii State Library on King Street weekly. For years, overloaded carts and other items belonging to the homeless are placed on library property and at the entrance steps. One day, the stench coming from two carts was overwhelming. Men's bathrooms also are in disrepair and smelly, and a few months ago I saw a sign in one bathroom that said, "Do not defecate on the floor." Disgusting. Who allows this continued abuse of public property? Where do I send a complaint?

Answer: You can complain to state library officials, but it isn't a complaint they haven't heard at libraries across the island, let alone at the flagship facility on South King Street. Login for more...



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