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Chinatown in transition

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 13, 2014

~~<p>Just mentioning the name of Chinatown conjures diverse mental images. That's what happens with places in transition, and Honolulu's Chinatown district is clearly in transition.</p>
<p>Even with its stalwart defenders, the downtown community has struggled with crime and homelessness. Most recently, conflicts at City Hall have erupted over the demand for low-income housing and who's first in line to rent an apartment.</p>
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Just mentioning the name of Chinatown conjures diverse mental images. That's what happens with places in transition, and Honolulu's Chinatown district is clearly in transition.

Even with its stalwart defenders, the downtown community has struggled with crime and homelessness. Most recently, conflicts at City Hall have erupted over the demand for low-income housing and who's first in line to rent an apartment. Login for more...



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